Friday, August 10, 2007

Show and Tell Friday--Collections

For this weeks Show and Tell Friday I'm showing a few of my many collections. Kelly at Two Dancing Crows http://twodancingcrows.blogspot.com/ also challenged our P&R 2 bloggers to post their collections, so I'm getting 2 birds with one stone.

Vintage PotholdersI sort of accidetally started this collection in the past couple of years and have fallen in love with the old crocheted vintage potholders. So far I haven't narrowed it down to any specific color or type--I love them all--especially the .25 and .50 cent ones!

Vintage Pitchers & Creamers

The vintage pitchers & creamers is another collection that sort of happened. The little one in front that looks like a house was my grandmothers and I'd like to make that another collection, because I've seen other pieces that match or look very similar to it. The little red one is a strawberry--and yes I've been thinking about collecting strawberry items. Amazing how one little thing can spark a whole new collection!

Raggedy Ann & Andy's

Everyone has to own at least one Annie! I need more than one however and so far have just 11. My youngest daughter who is 8 also collects Raggedy Ann and it used to be we took turns finding them--one time she would get the annie and then the next time was my turn and so forth until about a year ago she decided to get greedy (wonder where she got that trait from!) and now it's whoever sees it first gets it--and her eyes are better than mine! I also have some darling Raggedy Ann items in my collection that aren't dolls--like a big tin, storybooks, pins etc. I must have it all!

Some of my other collections are.....Pincushions of course!, Sewies--that's anything to do with sewing--old thimbles, beat up or not, scissors, tape measures, needlebooks...anything that is sewing related whether it be tattered or not. Then there are my collections of buttons, watches, handmade holiday ornies for all the holidays and seasons, Santa face mugs/cups (gotta add an old santa face pitcher to this one!), Christmas Stories--I've collected these mainly from women's magazines for about 26 or years, then there's my ugly turkey collection, inspired by an ugly turkey I found in a thrift store. We'll see those at Thanksgiving time and then there are my cookie cutters, antique lace and vintage linens, cookie jars, vintage china dishes--I'm trying to cover a wall with these in one of my bathrooms and vintage dresser items--especially old perfume bottles and powder boxes and I'm sure I'm forgetting some others and I know I will start new collections. I'd love to start a collection of transfer ware and antique toy sewing machines. It's not my fault. I come from a family of collectors and they all have it way worse than me! LOL!

Don't forget to check out all the other Show and Tell Fridays over at There's No Place Like Home http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ --our hostess for Show & Tell Friday.

14 comments:

Tracy said...

I love the pitchers/creamers!

Penless Thoughts said...

Boy you do have a lot of collections. Very nice.
Susan

Marci said...

I think that you collect "collections". I do believe you are addicted. =)

ellen b said...

Cathy,
Those are all such fun collections. I know how it goes when you start with just one and it turns into 11 or more...

Jenny said...

Your ugly turkey collection sounds very interesting. I'd love to see it. Everything else is lovely, by the way.

Lana G! said...

The little dress potholders are way too cute!

Can't wait to see your other collections in future Show & Tells!

Barbara H. said...

Wow! What a neat bunch of collections! I love the idea of the vintage dresser items and linens. The potholders are neat -- especially the heart one.

Suzanne said...

I love your pottery collection! I'm on a creamware kick!
Thank you for the nomination Cathy, that was so sweet of you.

PEA said...

I thought I had a lot of collections but I think you have me beat! LOL I was once told we'd need another house just to hold all my collections! hehe I love all the items you showed on your post...I have a weakness for vintage dishes too! xox

Kelli said...

Wonderful collections! Your potholders are beautiful and I think your pitchers and creamers are lovely!! Thank you for sharing them with us!
Kelli

Deena Davis said...

I love your vintage potholders, Cathy. They're so sweet. They remind me of my Grandma. She had some very similar to those.

I added a photo of my Vintage Coffee Tins to my blog today. Come take a peek when you get a chance.

www.AlteredStuff.blogspot.com

Atticbabys said...

Great collections Cathy!!
Came over to thankyou for visiting my Blog and I'm so glad I did! What a fun place!
Nan

T=ME said...

The Whatever fairy has a good hunting list now. It does seem more and more we are kindered soles. I too have a very large collection of raggedy dolls. My sister and dh have given me all mine. Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

crazyhaberdasher said...

I think you must be my soul-sister!