Well, I haven't really made any New Year resolutions for years, but I do try to think about some things I need to accomplish in the new year. I've been thinking that I REALLY do need to curb this 60-year old collecting habit I have, especially when it comes to dishes. I'm just plain running out of room, and I've already purged leaving only the best and the ones I love the most.
BUT, yesterday we went to Colorado Springs. After running errands and having lunch, we had some time to kill before the 'Home and Remodeling' show opened. What to do? Of course, we stopped at one of our favorite antique malls.
I walked down one aisle, and there they were -- two 19th century aesthetic movement soup bowls in brown transferware. I was prepared to walk away after admiring them, but then the price caught my eye -- "pair of bowls - $9.95". That's way under the going price for one bowl, let alone two!!
I couldn't leave them there. After I got home with them, I noticed they had the same rim pattern as this wonderful pedestal dish that a friend gave me.
They aren't the same inner pattern.
But, so typical of the aesthetic movement!
I just love them!!! Guess my collecting days aren't over, yet.
I'm partying this week with the following. Check them out for lots of inspiration.
Northern Cottage for Partytime Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday