Pin It It wasn't until I visited my in-law's home 13 years ago that I was ever even exposed to antiques. The house my husband grew up in, built in 1901, is filled with hundreds of antiques. From yellow ware pottery to exquisite doorknobs to orphaned quilt tops, in every corner of my in-laws home is a unique antique item and a piece of history. There is even an old wooden barber shop pole.
Throughout the years, I have learned from my mother-in-law and late grandmother-in-law to marvel at the beauty of antiques. Where as once, I may have wrinkled my nose at using something "old", I now enjoy trying to reuse items from the past.
I hope you don't mind, but I would like to start sharing some of the pieces I have been collecting. I've found a couple neat items in decorating our new home since we moved this summer.
I believe these little custard cups are depression glass. Aren't they the cutest? They are so different from many of the other depression glass pieces I have seen. They are dainty and petite.
When I saw these divided plates, I just had to have them. With 3 kids and the push away from all things plastic, these plates are perfect for serving up meals to the kiddos without letting any of the foods touch each other. You know how it can ruin the whole meal if the ranch gets into the sliced strawberries.
A set of four. They are a little scratched, but I can only imagine that the scratches are from another mom years ago, cutting her children's chicken into tiny bite size pieces as I do.
I hope this new little collecting hobby will help teach my children to appreciate things from the past and that not everything in our world is disposable. The owner at the local antique shop already knows my children. At first she would comment how brave I was to bring 3 young boys into an antique shop. Now she knows their visits are about learning a little something and teaching the youngins' to keep their hands out of trouble! How will they learn to behave if we don't practice? :)
(Nevermind the happy browsing I get to do while we practice.....)