The Collector; part 13. - The Dainty Squid

The Collector; part 13.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Since the beginning of 2011 I've been sharing photos of my collections. So far I've shown off my collection of cuckoo clocks, vintage stationarybrooches, special things, buttons, keys, nesting dolls, owls, deer, weather houses, nail polish, and cameras.

It's been a while since my last collection post and while I have a few collections that I still need to find the time to gather from around the house and photograph there's always been one I've felt awkward about sharing. Not because I'm not proud of it, I'll gladly shove them in anyone's face who shows the slightest bit of interest, but because most people think they're really gross and no one wants to hear negative comments about one of their favorite things.  ...I'm talking about my collection of teeth!
I did a little interview on Lea's blog, The Collective Collective, which you can find right here, where I talk about my collection, my favorite piece and share a few more photos.

I'm more than willing to share more photos of my favorite collection here on the blog with more information if anyone is interested, like I said I love talking about this collection!

Anyone else out there collect teeth?
xoxo

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55 thoughts

  1. A friend of mine is a dental nurse and she collects teeth!

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  2. I don't collect teeth, but I'd love to know more about your collection. It's interesting, not gross

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  3. I didn't think that I collected teeth until I read this and thought about it - it turns out that I kind of do! I have most of mine and some of my sister's from when we were kids, my Grandad's dentures and a couple of our horses teeth. I think I'm more of a horder than a collector though! :)

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  4. I collect my dog's baby teeth? Teeth are cool. More pictures!!

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  5. It's fun! We would LOVE to hear more. And I know the feeling when people badmouth stuff you love, it hurts. :(

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  6. N'aww, this is a really cute collection! I'd love to see more about them :) ♥

    Sarah ^.^

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  7. Angel, you're lucky!! I've only found one of my cat's baby teeth, but you best believe it's one of my favorite things ever!! :D

    Thank you guys for all being so sweet!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

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  8. My brother collects teeth stuff, and actually has human molars tattooed across the top of his hands.
    I have a couple things, mostly artsy stuff that I've found on etsy.

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  9. I managed to keep my wisdom teeth when I had them removed before Christmas. And it kills me that (like you) I had four teeth removed prior to having braces because of having a bitty mouth and I know that I have them somewhere but I don't know where. And I'm pretty sure all my baby teeth are still in storage.
    I desperately want some ceramic molds...

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  10. I think it's a very interesting collection! I was watching Oddities on the science channel and they have a huge jar of vintage teeth, among other vintage medical ephemera (which I love). I want to go there so bad ahah! Also, I am really glad that you are into taxidermy. It's always nice to know that other people are interested in the same "strange" things that I am :)

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  11. I think your teeth collection is fantastic! I'm hoping to buy copies of the x-rays I had on my teeth :)

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  12. PS. I've kept one of my dogs baby teeth...:)

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  13. I don't collect teeth, but I'd love to hear more!

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  14. Your collections are so perfect!
    I would love to see/hear more about the teeth

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  15. I'd be interested in seeing the collection! I am sure your followers would not be "put off" by such a unique collection!!

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  16. I love this collection and like you I love teeth paraphernalia! I haven't been lucky enough to really find anything to buy, treasure and display tooth related. If I did I would totally scoop them up. But what I do have I love so, so much; years ago I got a wonderful tooth tattooed on my arm.

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  17. That's really interesting! I think teeth are really cute, especially the cartoonish-looking ones. When I was a kid, I had this hand-sewn tooth (with a face!) that I used to put under my pillow for the tooth fairy. I just loved it.

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  18. I don't collect teeth, however I did often collect my own teeth while growing up and I don't think any (healthy) collection is a bad thing, or gross!!! POST MORE, I say!

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  19. This is awesome! I have a dental model of my own teeth standing on the bookshelf and I think that's just super:D

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  20. I don't collect teeth, either, but I don't think it is gross or weird by any means. I collect my cat's whiskers when they fall out; I make plushes, and I am waiting to come up with the perfect creation to use the many whiskers I have collected over the years. I don't admit that to many people, because they think it's weird, but I know someday when my babies are gone and I have some hilarious cat-like creatures I made with pieces of them, I will not regret it at all. That, and I love to see how different they are - Jack's are thick and long and white, and Kiki's are tiny and black and often quite crooked.


    Oh, and anyone who thinks teeth are not adorable can be proven wrong here:

    http://mymilktoof.blogspot.com/

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  21. So cool! I don't collect teeth, but I don't think it's gross! It reminds me of a show I love watching called Obscura, have you seen that?

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  22. I want to get an angry tooth tattoo, for all the years of suffering my wisdom teeth have given me! haha

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  23. This must be one of the most unique collectibles. What started this collection Kaylah?

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  24. I think it is awesome. I love the giant tooth.

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  25. I have small collection of teeth too! I have my ex's wisdom teeth (I couldn't keep mine, since they were impacted) and a mold my mother's teeth.

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  26. The thought of losing my teeth terrifies me but I would love to see more of your collection :] It seems pretty unique and interesting.

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  27. I think this is a really interesting collection, I'd love to know more. That giant tooth is fantastic!

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  28. I'd love to see more pictures of your collection here, I love the look of teeth.

    http://www.dear-sweetlings.com

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  29. I'd love to see more of your teeth collection. I think it's really interesting.

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  30. I think it's a great collection, love it

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  31. I love teeth so much! My grandpa was an oral surgeon and he gave me some extracted teeth and ones that had gold caps on them. They're so neat! And shark teeth are also awesome :)

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  32. I LOVE your collection!
    Teeth are very interesting to me. I have a very small collection of teeth; 2 of my own, and a few from my cats and dogs. It's one of my favorite collections! And, it may sound odd, but I'd love to have my grandma's dentures added to my collection. I don't think she's willing to part from them, though. X3

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  33. I think this is my favorite collection of your, well, one of the favorites anyways! I think some of your teeth I already saw here on the blog were adorable! I really want some anatomic body doll or a poster of a skeleton or brains... so teeth aren't any less freaky than those ;)

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  34. well this explains the tooth pin. How did you get started on this??? Did the tooth fairy skip your pillow as a child or did you hide them on purpose so she couldn't find them? It kind of reminds me of a really delightful book I had as a child about what the tooth fairy does with all those teeth. I wish I still had a copy.

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  35. I don't exactly collect teeth, but I do collect skulls and bones. I have probably 20 animal skulls, and all of them were found during hiking, beach combing, that kind of thing. I can't quite explain how amazing it is to look at a skull and figure out where muscles attach, how movements are made, and how all this results in a living creature. I love them, and I display them proudly in my living room, but some people definitely get weirded out by them.

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  36. You have so many cute collections! How do you have so many awesome collections without your house looking cluttery? Its amazing!

    -Chey
    the oBITCHuaries

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  37. I would be interested in seeing more of you teeth collection. It isn't gross at all! It actually looks/sounds really cool.

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  38. I have three wisdom teeth in my collection of miscellaneous things! I thought I was the only person in the world who thought extracted teeth were amazing- the roots are so cool, aren't they??

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  39. I'm in dental hygiene school and I think your collection of teeth is fantastic!

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  40. I love and collect teeth and have a tooth tattoo!

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  41. I don't collect teeth but I collect something that's probably equally shunned- animal skulls. I just think they're so interesting...
    I have a friend who collects teeth though! He's absolutely obsessed so whenever I see teeth I immediately think of him.
    I love reading about things other people collect, haha ;)

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  42. Love your teeth collection! My husband and I have always been big fans of teeth paraphernalia. I think it started early in our relationship and I elbowed him in the mouth during a tickle fight and broke one of his teeth. Ahh, memories.

    www.looselips-sinkships.com

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  43. I collect teeth-- my favorite is the human one I found wrapped in a tissue in the bottom drawer of a china hutch my family bought from Salvation Army. <3

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  44. I LOVE teeth! I was beyond bummed when I got my wisdom teeth out and I wasn't allowed to keep them. Not only that, but the hygienist threw them in the trash right in front of me promptly after explaining I wasn't allowed to have them back. They're my teeth!! Why not?! Haha! Oh well I guess.

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  45. I keep doggy teeth! I have several dogs that are a bit older...and every time they go to get their teeth cleaned they have to have one pulled...and I keep them in a mason jar on my bookshelf. You should see the looks I get when folks discover what they're looking at! :)

    Jen

    http://makesomerumi.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaway-is-here.html

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  46. i LOVE that you collect teeth!! i just think that's so dang cool. and they look really cool on display! i can't wait to have a permanent place of my own to decorate however i want to... mine will be decorated with skulls and skeletons. one of my many obsessions. :] so i totally understand the teeth collection.

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  47. I had to think about you when I saw this cute tooth pin and stamp. http://www.etsy.com/listing/90613826/cute-tooth-hand-carved-rubber-stamp?ref=v1_other_2http://www.etsy.com/listing/90614282/tooth-felt-kilt-pin

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  48. Oh my gosh, I'm so very excited for all the positivity here! I love you guys! I'll most definitely be sharing some more about my collection soon.
    ♥ ♥ ♥

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  49. ShyScout, I wasn't afraid of losing teeth until I got some pulled and realized how easy they came out. Now I'm also worried about eating too hard of foods and stuff! Totally know how you feel!

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  50. Teeth are amazing
    I know someone that has made a bracelet out of his own teeth that got removed when he had braces put on (:

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  51. oh my gosh, i love those slides!

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  52. One of my close friends became a dentist last year. Sometimes he makes amazing collages w x-rays etc on his blog as a creative outlet from-- disappearspeare.blogspot.com/ x ps. thanks for sharing

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  53. Do you know about konstreppskarin?
    http://www.karinskonstgrepp.se/2011/12/nyarsutlottning-fy-fasiken-vad-ackligt.html

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  54. Cool collection :)
    I got my milk teeth in a little wooden jar - but I only collected my own :D

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  55. my sister is in dental school...so i love buying her teeth things. she def collects them :)

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