I like things vintage and antique. They have a history and tell a story, worn by use and time and life. I like peeling paint and that patina of age that time leaves. I've worn vintage clothing since my teens way back in the 70s when I was at college and wore my mother's 50s dresses. I wish they still fitted!
And I like the saying, "make do and mend". Why buy new when you can buy old and save the planet!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Thrift shops and flea markets are like a magnet to me. I can't see one without wanting to go in and check out what treasures are on offer.
I don't always find things but I enjoy the experience of looking.
Sometimes I find things to give as gifts - items I think will suits friend's tastes. Which is how this pretty lustreware pin dish came home with me. One of my friend's loves lustreware and the dish told me it was for her. The cup and saucer is modern but with a nod to vintage designs.