I've started cleaning out closets and cupboards. I certainly have a very long way to go. But, I have been getting rid of a lot of things. But, even more fun, I have been finding things that I had forgotten about. It's like Christmas all over again! One thing that I was very pleasnatly suprised to put together was my collection of vintage matte white pottery. This collection came to be quite by accident. A few years ago, I went to a yard sale around the corner from my house. It was two older ladies and they had all this pottery sitting everywhere. Tons and tons of old vintage pottery in perfect condition. McCoy, Shawnee, Floraline, Haegar, etc. I gasped when I saw it on the tables because there was probably 50 pieces of pottery of all sorts. Normally I just see a piece here and a piece there at sales. But this was a LOT of pottery and all in one place. Then I started looking at the prices. 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, 10¢. Oh My God! I asked if they would just box it up for me and I would take it all. One of the ladies said, "You must have a lot of houseplants!" "I like plants, " I responded. Of course, I had no plans of putting any plants in these pots! (But, I do like plants!) Most of the pieces were 10¢ - I think I paid less than $10.00 for all of it. I have sold a lot of the pieces at the flea market and some of the no name pieces at my own yard sales. But, I still have a lot of the marked pieces. I love the look of the matte white pottery, so I have decided to keep those pieces. They have been in a storage tub and piling up on a shelf in the corner of my office over the past few years as I have found another piece here and there to add to it. I finally got it all out and put it in the living room. I had 24 pieces in all - I really didn't realize I had so many pieces! I want to put it in the bedroom eventually. These shelves are normally occupied by other items, but since I took the Christmas down and haven't put the regular stuff back up yet - I will leave the pottery out to enjoy for awhile. I don't dare tell DH that each piece is worth at least $25.00 or he would encourage me to sell it all.
I have this old cabinet in the kitchen where I stick old vintage and otherwise cool items for display. I was rooting around in there the other day and I unearthed this fabulous big old canning jar chuck full of old vintage miniature glass ornaments.