Today I was thinking about using things that I collect to decorate my house. I love collecting things! I have since I was young. My first "collection" started when I was in elementary school when I began collecting turtles. Why turtles you might ask? Hmm... I don't know. Actually, I do know. My friend, Karen, collected frogs, and I wanted to collect something so I chose turtles! In hindsight, this makes no sense because I am terrified of any animal that belongs in the amphibian/reptile group! So, while I think huge turtles that you see at the zoo are really neat, I would never actually TOUCH one! Nonetheless, I collected turtles when I was young - then I moved on to collecting things that I actually liked! Gee... collecting is so much more fun when you really love what you are collecting - Amazing!! I went through a phase where I collected teddy bears, Gail Pittman Pottery (before it was mass produced), heavy vintage dishes (my sister called them an "early truckstop" pattern), and Longaberger baskets.
Don't you love these "truckstop" dishes?
Here are some of my Longaberger baskets and a few McCarty bunnies too.
An Etta B plate and tiny bowl.
I can't decide where they will be displayed yet,
but that is part of the fun of collecting.