Disclaimer: I have thought about this list since I wrote this post earlier this evening .
I enjoyed all of the adventures connected to this list because they involved my mother or my daughters or
trips to Round Top or many, many early morning trips to the flea market.
That is what the list is about-
it is not about the things on the list.
I started collecting flea market, garage/ estate sale finds, thrift store treasures, and
hand me downs from family and friends about 40 years ago.
Pause… that’s a long time…
That’s long enough to say- a la Reba McIntire-
“I collected milk glass before milk glass was cool.”
During all of that time I have collected ,
hammered aluminum serving pieces
Department 56 houses
vintage cooking utensils
cobalt blue glass
Franciscan Platinum Renaissance china- and Grey Renaissance, and Gold Renaissance (for my daughter)
Spode Blue Italian
Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles
Blue Danube china (for two of my daughters)
silverplate serving pieces
King’s Crown goblets
Franciscan Madeira Goblets
Noritake Hemingway and Fitzgerald china
Ruby Red octagonal goblets in all sizes
sets of Mexican pottery from Puebla, San Miguel de Allende, and Dolores Hidalgo
vintage Mexican pottery
vintage Mexican silver jewelry
beaded evening bags
community/auxiliary/junior league cookbooks
small vases for my zinnias
In fact, I have had some of these collections long enough , and as my interests have changed, I have given
pieces to my daughters,
given pieces to friends, sold pieces at market days, or donated pieces.
I love using my collections , which is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
(I never pay high prices.
I prefer digging with my head stuck in a box at the flea market and La Bamba playing in the background.)
What do you collect?