WHY DO I COLLECT?

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.

12.19.2012

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

To all the collectors out there... 
thanks so much for reading my blog 
and sending me nice comments and messages. 
Wishing you all the best this holiday season 
and a happy and healthy new year!
Here's to lots of good finds in 2013! :-)

12.17.2012

SUNDAY ANTIQUING

Some nice pieces found this weekend!
Large white planter on bottom was found 
at 2nd Avenue Thrift in North Wales, PA 
and other pieces found at Somerville Antiques Center 
and Antiques Emporium in Somerville, NJ

So I've been wanting to check out the 
antique centers in Somerville, NJ.
This place was GREAT! 
The building was an old Woolworths
Excellent vintage and mid-century stuff plus way more!
Awesome kitchen collectibles! LOVE!
This place was great too! 
Antiques Emporium on Division Street, Somerville, NJ
Elysium Antiques was nice too. 
A lot of Jewelry and beautiful things.


12.14.2012

MORE POTTERY for the HOLIDAYS!

White McCoy Floraline pedestal piece
with vintage ornaments... **LOVE**

12.11.2012

POTTERY for the HOLIDAYS

Awesome white Haeger pedestal planter 
with vintage ornaments.

11.26.2012

SATURDAY FINDS

I've been dying to get to the Bus Stop Flea Market in Slatington, PA
so Saturday morning, my birthday, was a perfect time to check it out!
It was pretty good! Looks bigger on the website but definitely 
was worth going to! Very happy to have found all this pottery! 
I am really loving the yellow McCoy bowl! A nice old piece!

 And I was happy to find another matte green Floraline piece!
 Love these too! I have some other vases similar to this and 
2 other planters of this same pattern in different colors
And, also loving this nice white Haeger vase 
and these 2 yellow McCoy's!
Happy Birthday to me!!

11.21.2012

NEW COLLECTION?

I don't know what it is about these vintage casserole dishes 
but I just love them! The smooth feel and shape... 
I see them at thrift shops all the time... and have been buying them 
whenever I see one in mint condition. Could this turn into 
another collection? Yikes! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

11.12.2012

SUNDAY ANTIQUING

Fun day antiquing with friends yesterday.
Black Rose in Allentown was having a weekend sale.
15%-50% OFF! Picked up this nice little green McCoy 
piece and cool pink drip piece.Afterwards went 
over to Weil Antique Center and found 
this gorgeous McCoy planter in a peachy-pink. 
I have it in blue also! Yippee!

11.08.2012

COLLECTION UPDATE: Garden Hose Nozzles

I love the way this collection looks high up on a 
ledge over a closet in the living room.
It's grown a bit since the first time I posted it!

10.22.2012

BEFORE & AFTER

Found this little hutch over Labor Day Weekend.
Painted it last week. I'm really happy with how it turned out
and even more happier that it became another 
way to display pottery!  :-)

10.16.2012

WEEKEND PROJECT... for the love of pottery!

I've always wanted to build some shelves 
in this spot for pottery (what else! haha!)

Yay! Pink and green! Love!

10.05.2012

POTTERY FRIDAY!

Did a quick Care & Share run today... 
Lots of good stuff but I was trying to be picky!
Gorgeous, large McCoy Vase!

Floraline White Pedestal Piece... Love!

9.18.2012

GUEST COLLECTORS



More goodies from Guest Collectors Tom & Alan!
I love visiting their home! So beautiful and filled with 
an eclectic mix of stuff! LOVE!!
Here are more of their collections:
http://ilovecollecting10.blogspot.com/2010/05/guest-collectors_11.html
http://ilovecollecting10.blogspot.com/2011/05/guest-collectors.html
http://ilovecollecting10.blogspot.com/2010/05/guest-collectors.html
http://ilovecollecting10.blogspot.com/2010/06/guest-collectors.html

9.05.2012

END-OF-SUMMER SALES!

I was surprised to see how many yard sales 
there were on Labor Day weekend... 
and what great stuff for bargain prices! 
This stuff was cheap, cheap!! 
 I am loving the mini hutch! 
Not sure what I will do with it yet!
Perhaps it will become a display for pottery!  :-) 
May end up painting it first. TBD!



8.13.2012

THE SUMMER of POTTERY!

I've been having so much fun this summer going to all 
of my favorite places in search of pottery and more!
Friday my friend Carol and I spent the whole day shopping
and I have to say that I am very happy with my purchases!
Above, purchases from Zionsville Antique Mall, 
Black Rose and WeilThe large HULL planter 
on the bottom has a yellow inside... beautiful! 

Can't resist PINK!

Blue and Green :-)

I am loving the white Floraline planter. 

8.04.2012

MORE FROM FRIDAY

Decided to take a quick ride over to 
2nd Ave Value Thrift Store in North Wales, PA
 last night... they are open til 9!
This place is great! So beautifully organized! 
I did pass up a few pieces of pottery but had to have these 3!

8.03.2012

FRIDAY THRIFTING

Quick trip to Care & Share today.
Nice big Imperial Pottery planter (I also have it in pink!)
and 2 nice Brush McCoy smaller planters.

And this great Floraline green piece and cute McCoy vase!
Happy Friday!

7.23.2012

ANTIQUING IN NJ

So we decided to head out to the Columbus Flea Market in 
Columbus, NJ on Saturday only to find out that Saturday is not 
the day when the antique vendors are there. 
But we did go into the Columbus Antique Mall which is right 
across the parking lot from the flea market. 
2 buildings with lots of good stuff!

Afterwards we headed through New Egypt, NJ 
where we found a few yard sales and thrift shops.
From there we went to the Grist Mill Antique Center in 
Pemberton, NJ.Yay! I love this place! It's very ME... 
all the stuff I love! Restaurant china, vintage kitchen 
stuff, pottery and more!

Their other location, Haddon Heights Antique Center in 
Haddon Heights, NJ was also amazing! I was racing the clock 
as we got there at 4 and they closed at 5! So much to see! 
Came out with this cute vintage plant stand and pottery and awesome 
restaurant bowl. Also got some vintage jewelry and a gift 
for a friend! Oh and both antique centers were 
having 20% off sales on Saturday!

7.20.2012

YAY FRIDAY!


Once a month Care & Share Thrift Shops has a half price sale.
Got lucky today! Beautiful green Floraline planter, 
White pedestal planters, Floraline and Haeger,
beautiful Brush McCoy white flower pot, yellow McCoy 
vase and small aqua planter marked USA,
and... this big pink McCoy round planter! Happy day!

7.16.2012

LAST FEW WEEKENDS

Fun time at the Golden Nugget Flea Market in 
Lambertville this past Saturday with George and friends Jenny and John.
I'm very happy with my tin trash can and pretty green McCoy planter!
The black tin trays were found at a yard sale last weekend... 
4 of them for $2!

Found this beautiful white McCoy vase at 
last Sunday and this tin kitchen canister in mint 
condition was a yard sale score for $2.

And yes, more pottery! 2 planters were found at Care & Share 
in Souderton and the cute little pink planter with squirrel was
25 cents at nice little flea market on the way to Care & Share!

George and me... Jenny, John and George deciding on where 
to eat lunch and me and Jenny feeling very happy with our purchases!  :-)

7.09.2012

GUEST COLLECTORS

My friends Richard and Michael are having 
so much fun decorating their new country house!
Check out some of their great finds! 
I am loving these lamps!!
They got this great metal chair at a yard sale for $2!

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