Hello All! I am going to share my obsession with you. It has been an ongoing collection for the past 14 years or so. Here is a hint:
It made me feel all warm inside. The problem was there was this bowl and there was a stack of four smaller bowls. Each had a price of $4 on them. Dilemma – I could only afford one or the other. I chose the large bowl and thought I would come back in a week or so and buy the other small set of bowls. Sadly, when I went back the 4 small bowls were gone. I went on for years finding a piece here and there, mostly at garage sales, not knowing the name of the pattern or much about it other than it was Pfaltzgraff. Then, we got the internet in 2000 and I was able to track the pattern down and find out it’s name, Folk Art.
No wonder I loved it so much! I started shopping for it on ebay. I was new to that also. I bought way more than I should have and even bought some things that I didn’t know I was buying! I’ve come a long way since then and now am a very savvy ebay buyer.
Anyway, my collection has grown. Most of it came from a garage sale we lucked into. Lindsey and I walked into a garage full of it. I thought I’d died and gone to Folk Art heaven. Lindsey said, ‘It doesn’t matter if we have money for anything the rest of the day, you have to get everything.’ Bless her heart, I love the way she thinks.
I was in a flea market Sunday with my son, when I spotted this:
I made a beeline for it. My son is amused by me, that I get so excited over something like this, but just like that little brown bowl, this made my heart go pitty-pat. I took off the lid and this is what I say:
I said ‘If you want to get me something, this would be it.’ I walked out a happy woman.
I’ve been making dishcloths again. It’s like an addiction and I have an addictive personality. I have decided this is what I want to do for a living. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist) I am currently working on some sets to put in our etsy shop.
One of the things I enjoy, is recommending other great blogs for you to get acquainted with. You may be very familiar with this one, but thought that if there was anyone out there who hasn’t visited Angela Harris, then by all means, it is time! She has a beautiful spirit and I know you will be drawn in and want to add her to your list of favorites. She also has a very pretty etsy shop.
I feel fall is one of the more creative times of the year. I know Lindsey and I are crafting like crazy (hence the name). I would like to leave you with this quote from Arthur Koestler – Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and the pupil are located in the same individual.
Muffin says, 'See you next week!'
Wishing you much happiness! Twyla