Why do I collect? That's easy... because it's so much fun! Ever since I can remember I have been going to flea markets, antique shops, yard sales, you name it. Wherever I could find some sort of interesting treasure or cool piece of junk! I love driving around in search of new places or revisiting my favorite spots. I come from a family of collectors and have lived amongst antiques and collectibles my whole life. I have a passion for decorating especially with things that I find in my travels or even things found in the trash... which by the way can be some of the best stuff! But for those who share the same passion, I don't have to tell you... you all know what fun it is and how addicting it can be! Here I will share my collections, interesting finds, decorating tips, photos, projects, friends collections and thoughts and whatever else I may find along the way.



More from my restaurant/hotel china collection. I love oval plates and also odd pieces like these celery dishes. I got the top oval plate from Antique Haven in Riegelsville, PA, which is one of my favorite places, and it says Joy Yoeng... probably from a cool old Chinese restaurant... and the middle plate from Browns Diner was purchased at a yard sale for 50 cents! I was very pleased with that purchase since I had seen the same plate at Atlantique City for $75!


  1. Fantastic post! Would you please let me know if you have anything from the old Grunewald Hotel in New Orleans? That is my family, and it is hard to find. I would be forever grateful! Thanks.

    Helene Grunewald O'Cain

  2. Hi... I will keep you posted... will have to check my inventory...

    Glad you liked my post!


  3. Interesting! Please what can you tell me about the age of the Joy Yoeng platter? Can you date it by the makers mark on the back? I just bought one. If you can date it by the makers mark, what does it look like on yours? I wish I could share the Shenango Makers mark on mine with you. L. Barth & Sons. Green, only text no illustration.


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