Poor Little Dollies

When I first began collecting, I remember thinking, I really love dolls; I wonder if anyone else does? We are talking Mid to late 1970’s. I collected regardless – with no internet the world was a small place, limited to the flea markets that were within driving distance. Yard sales […]

The Gollywogg Controversy

I had thought with the absence of the word Wogg, that controversy surrounding these adorable stuffed dolls had come to an end. I recently posted some of my dolls on my Etsy store and was promptly slapped on the wrist and accused of being Racist, my listings were all removed. […]

The Alure of the Black Teacup

I have several black teacups available to sell, and have already sold several, every time that happens I feel a tug! I am not sure what it is about black teacups that talks to me but if I were to begin a collection I would start there!!What do you think? […]

Collecting Tea Cups

Women have been collecting teacups and saucers for display since the 19th century. A popular gift of that time was hand painted tea cups and saucers, bought plain from general stores for just that purpose. Gift-givers today would probably love to have the time and resources to sit around painting […]

Crazy for Pyrex

  Beginning collectors can familiarize themselves with the hundreds of Pyrex patterns produced over the past century on Pyrex Love and Corelle Corner, both of which offer a visual and numerical reference for the vast trove of bowls, casseroles, dishes, salt and pepper shakers, tableware, mugs, and so much more. […]

Blue Mountain Pottery

Blue Mountain Pottery means so much to me as in my childhood my mother was a collector. Through my interest my daughter has also developed an interest and has her own collection. There are so many styles, colors, sizes and looks available, it is hard to not find one that […]