So I guess i'd say i have a few collections. Years ago I began an obsession with blue and white dishes.It started with just pitchers
I used my blue and white willow wear all the time and eventually gave it to my daughter. I recently renovated my kitchen and packed all the blue and white away,
and bought out all the old solid white and some newly thrifty white. some of that is later in this post.
But for now, the story of my Hull pottery.
Usually I only buy in the Water lilly or Magnolia patterns.
The story behind it is so cute. Back in 1985,An old neighbor who was about 65 then, used to help us out fixing things, and I had gone down to his basement where he was searching for a special bolt, for me , and when I looked to see a few grimey old screwdrivers sitting inside this gorgeous piece of pottery on an old shelf, with a bunch of nuts and bolts, my jaw dropped. I asked him why he didn't just have them in an old coffee can, instead of this beauitful piece. He said, Oh that old thing, Someone gave it to us for a wedding present, it's older than dirt." "You can have it if you like it."
Like it....I loved it. But we better ask your bride!! She said Oh sure, I don't have any use for it.
They were married when he was 20. So I guess it was about circa1940. I had no idea what it was at the time but had seen Roseville and thought it to be even prettier than any Roseville I'd come across.
On the bottom it said Hull USA
So i took it home with me and an affair with Hull was born!
oops I can't forget, I have a few vintage purses i adore. I just love to hang them around the house.
Against an old door
I also have collections of vintage tablecloths, which I have posted once before here.
Cottage Beach House: Vintage Tablecloth Love
and honestly, of course ... the seashells,
They are the most fun to collect because they are free and the whole family becomes involved, scouring the beach for goodies.
I have fun with the things I "collect" I use them for flowers, and drinks, and setting out dinner.
I like to use these little white pitchers to stuff flowers in or mix a couple mojitos.
It makes the yard sales, and thrift shops a fun jaunt to see if I can find the things that I like.
What things do you like to find when your out on a hunt?
Posting at Privet and Holly Collections Linky party