I have so many wonderful collectibles acquired over the last 80+ years. Some were gifts, some were part of my life growing up, some were inherited, some were purchased at antique malls, gift shops or thrift stores – all are precious to me. Some items are kept up year-around while others are brought out seasonally and on holidays. Unfortunately, many priceless-to-me objects go undisplayed and unseen for years, so each week, I’m going to pull out an item and post a COLLECTIBLE OF THE WEEK.
When I was newly-married and setting up my first apartment in 1952, I had loads of beautiful wedding gifts to use, but I felt I was lacking something. I stopped after work as a secretary for P&G in downtown Cincinnati and went to Newberry’s 5&10 store to buy three items:
I still use the rack and vase all of the time, but had to borrow the pig back from my youngest daughter who had claimed it for her kitchen when she married 19 years ago.
For dime-store purchases, these three items have held up very well.
On Friday, I pause and remember a single, wordless moment from the past week – inspired byThe Warden’s Log.
An old friend is back on the mantel
Last January when I was taking down Christmas decorations and putting up my old treasures, I dropped a Roseville Brownberry vase and shattered it beyond repair. I was especially upset because my daughter had given it to me as a birthday gift 25 years ago. I’ve been looking for a replacement since then and finally found one on eBay. The original was in perfect condition, but this one has a small chip which made it affordable. I love to look up at the mantel and see my old friend again.