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.

11.24.2013

A few of my favorite things...

Happy Birthday to ME!!
Celebrating my birthday ALL weekend!
Started out yesterday going to some of my favorite places!
Found this pink Pyrex Gooseberry bowl at Black Rose
and solid pink loaf pan too! :-)

I love Butterfly Gold. Yay!

A lovely surprise at Care & Share! Butterprint pattern
and square Glassbake dish too!

And, these two beauties! McCoy love!

11.21.2013

ROUND PLATTERS

I guess this is turning into a new collection!
Lately I've been finding these nice mid-century / 70s round platters.
Most are Mikasa and others are marked USA. 
All in excellent condition. I love using these… so fun!

10.28.2013

SUNDAY NIGHT POTTERY SCORE

I love to top off the weekend with a trip to 
2nd Ave Thrift . They are open til 8PM on Sunday!
I usually never leave there empty handed.
Pleasantly surprised to find these nice pieces of pottery.
Especially the McCoy flower pot priced at $1.90! YAY! 
It's a little beat up but still it's the REAL McCoy! :-)

10.11.2013

RAINY FRIDAY

No luck at the thrift store today but on the 
way home stopped at a barn sale and found these!
LOVE the Butterfly Gold large baking pan!
Square Flowers too! Both in mint condition!


9.27.2013

THURSDAY THRIFTING

Beautiful Haeger and McCoy vases!
Found them yesterday at Care & Share.
**Love**

9.16.2013

GREEN




The light was so pretty the other morning.
Shining through the windows of my sun porch
and my green glass collection was glowing!

9.11.2013

SUNDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

Big red Pyrex! Yay! Found it at 
Medium size green Pyrex and green glass... 
yesterday at Rice's!

Oh Care & Share! I love you! Haha!
I had my eye on the large size Butterfly Gold bowl 
for 2 weeks and was waiting for the green price sticker to go half price!
Got lucky today that it was a GREEN week and the bowl was still there!
Also found the orange Wheat pattern dish in mint condition!

Both of these were in the Care & Share 
outlet store... 99 cents!
:-)

8.31.2013

PANDORA LOVES PYREX

She gets comfortable in the oddest places...  :-)

8.29.2013

THURSDAY THRIFTING

Needed a fix! Ran over to the thrift store today!
Very happy with what I found!  :-)

8.17.2013

GUEST COLLECTOR!

Stopped over at friends Anna and Jerry's house today. 
I love their place. A cute old house right in town filled with 
lots of eclectic stuff! I had gone there to see the fabulous piece 
of furniture that Jerry found in the trash on his way home 
from work... I will save that for another post! 
But I got a preview of what I hope will become 
2 awesome collections!! I love the way Jerry has 
started to display these funky, mid-century ceramic 
ash trays. Very cool! Great shapes and colors. 
I will be on the look out for these!

and, this pleasant surprise... 2 vintage projectors. 
Love these!! They are beautiful. 
A great start to a very interesting collection!

8.15.2013

THURSDAY THRIFTING...

I've been meaning to stop at this place and today was the day.
The Sellersville Thrift Store located at
220 North Main Street, Suite A, Sellersville, PA.
I love it!  :-)

Picked up this great hobnail McCoy planter 
in pale blue (I have it in yellow)
and this nice Florida souvenir plate. 
Lots of other goodies there... I'll be going back!

Also located in the same building is 
The Treasure Chest, another smaller thrift store
with some nice stuff!

8.13.2013

MORE PYREX

Fresh lima beans in small Butterfly Gold Pyrex bowl 
shelled and ready to cook...


...dropped into boiling water for 4 minutes 
then sautéed with a little olive oil, garlic and butter
and served in a small Butterprint Pyrex dish

8.12.2013

VINTAGE PYREX

I am really enjoying using my vintage 
Pyrex bowls  this summer... just picked, farm fresh...  :-)

8.11.2013

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Friday thrifting...
A little of everything...

Saturday yard sale-ing...
Pottery!

Sunday flea marketing...
Beautiful Pyrex and green Floraline vase

7.22.2013

WEEKEND FINDS

Went back out to Jake's again on Sunday 
but this time got there very early and it was in full swing!
I love Jake's! :-)

Then checked out this new indoor market 
(well not so new... it's been there 2 years but for some 
reason I've never seen it!!) Nice place! 
Good stuff! I will definitely go back!


More green glass!

McCoy and Imperial planters!

Yay! Floraline!

Fireking bowl

and, loving these garden sprinklers!!
It was a good day!

7.15.2013

WEEKEND FINDS

Quick trip to Jakes Flea Market yesterday. Unfortunately we got 
there late so we had to run around very quickly 
as the vendors were packing up. Still managed to score these 
beauties though!! Gotta get there earlier next time!


7.14.2013

GUEST COLLECTOR!

It was great to finally get out to Harrisburg to see friends 
Colleen, Nicole and their kids!
What a beautiful home filled with family photos, 
gorgeous paintings and lots of love!
Oh, and this awesome vintage lunch box collection!!
Here are some highlights!




thanks for sharing Colleen!!

7.07.2013

GUEST COLLECTOR!

I love visiting the home of friends 
Their sense of style reflects their personality, 
their love of nature and their love of animals.
They've got 4 dogs, 2 cats, birds, goats, chickens and ducks!
One of my favorite things in their home is 
Carol's collection of vintage ceramic dogs.
It's displayed in a gorgeous antique cabinet in their dining room.
All breeds! So fun!
Some close-ups!
Thanks Carol for allowing me to show your collection!  :-)

6.28.2013

Wednesday Flea & Friday Thrift

Decided to go to the Golden Nugget 
on Wednesday morning instead of Sunday
and you know what... I like Wednesday's better!  :-)
Yay for this little black and white Pyrex Gooseberry bowl!
and took a quick spin over to Care & Share today!
I can't help myself! I have to go there at least once a week!
I love these Hoosier and Brody green glass vases!

And a piece of green Floraline is always a nice surprise!
A great start to the weekend!

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