Do you collect anything? I don’t consider myself a collector. But I guess I am in a way. And it’s usually only vintage things… milk glass, Pyrex, red handled kitchen utensils, fabric, tableclothes and linens. But really, I buy whatever catches my fancy. I’ve always loved antiques and went antiquing with my Mom countless times growing up. I didn’t start thrifting until just a few years ago. And let me tell you, I love it!
Every item in this photo was either thrifted or bought at an antique store. The shelf is actually part of a hutch that I picked up from a small roadside flea market. It’s a cream color that someone had started removing the paint from. I have considered painting it, and I still may, but I love it as is for now. The milk glass hobnail pitcher and 5 matching glasses is something that my mom and I spied on one of our thrifting/antiquing outings. I loved it and she insisted on buying it for me. I adore my mom! She is so much fun to shop with. And we love to do that kind of stuff together. I hope that one day my kids will enjoy those kinds of things with me as well. The daisy salt and pepper set I found at a thrift store. And the milk glass chicken and doily at another thrift shop. I make it a point to use these items all the time. And every time I do, I can’t help but smile.
I’m curious… do you consider yourself a collector? What do you collect? And do you find more joy out of displaying it or using it?