Thursday, October 10, 2013

I've never been much of a collector...

I know, crazy right?? I've got a farmhouse full of "stuff".

But I mean I've never collected one thing. You know... Like some people collect antique rolling pins. Or Precious Moments figurines. Or beer cans.

The closest I've ever come to collecting a particular item was when we first moved here. Hubs bought me my first Department 56 New England village piece. It was a country church and I loved it. Over the years, my collection grew but space to display them didn't. I had them everywhere and anywhere. But it just wasn't working. So a few years ago, I packed them up and put them away.

I would LOVE to collect antique American flags, but they are out of my price range. So I will happily admire them from afar.

Recently I "discovered" Staffordshire Liberty Blue transferware. I've always loved pretty transferware.
This coming from a woman who uses mason jars for drinking glasses. It's true.((giggle))

But this Liberty Blue pattern is truly near and dear to my heart. Yet I had no idea of its existence!! It was made from 1975-1981.
My guess, for our Bicentennial.

When you see the pattern you will know why it would be so special to me. ♥

My first purchase came in the mail today! I was so excited, I tore into the box like a monkey on a cupcake.

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I am now the proud owner of 6 wee Betsy Ross fruit bowls. YaY!
Man, there are so many wonderful historical scenes with this pattern, I want them all!! But like most collections, it will take time.
D*mn it.

I would love to get at least four full place settings. But first I have my eye on this awesome platter.

It's of George Washington crossing the Delaware.
I think Mason jar drinking glasses would look lovely on that platter, don't you?

Chime in and tell what you like to collect! Inquiring minds want to know.

:> )


Judi Hunziker said...

I have a box in my barn full of liberty blue plates, saucers, cups, bowls, etc. I use to collect them as well and blue and white Staffordshire. I don't use them anymore. I could take inventory and let you know what I have if you are interested. email me,Judi

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Judi, I'll shoot you over an email.
:> )

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, those are beautiful dishes, love them......well, I am a collected of quilts, treenware, enamel ware, Friendly Village dishes, I'm afraid the list goes on.....Blessings Francine.

Peri said...

According to Peg, I collect yarn and thread for knitting, crocheting and needlework, mystery books and furniture. Apparently she doesn't know the difference between buying things you MUST have and collecting! Personally, I think I collect primitive art pieces by you!
And Montblanc pens.

Tina said...

Those are so pretty and I can totally see why youre drawn to them. Enjoy your purchase,

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