I know I have blogged about these before, but with the recent mention in Martha Stewart Living I decided to have a little photo shoot with my collection. I really don't even know how I started collecting these. Actually, I don't even think of it as a collection, but rather more of a rescuing. I see one at the trhift or at a yard sale and I must rescue it. Some little Granny or Auntie crocheted that potholder and now there it sits with a 25¢ price tag on it. So, for a quarter, I bring it home. I started tossing them in this old freezer basket and before I knew it, it was nearly full. My last count was over 50 and I bought two more yesterday. I have recieved these in the mail from some of my blog buddies - both old and new (the potholders...not the buddies!) I have red, pink and every shade in between. I had some yellow ones, but they just didn't feel right, so they are in the booth. I have large, medium and small; whole slabs, quarters, slices and wedges.
I even have these little teeny ones which I have never had the courage to wear.
I've never gone thrifting with the idea in mind that I would find a potholder - I never even purposely look for them. They just find me.
Do you have any items that you always pick up? Do you think of it as a collection or do you rescue things too? What is it that you rescue?