I've never really been one to collect things. I mean, I had my fair share of Barbies growing up, and if shoes count, then I am quite the curator. ;) However, during a perusal of a local antique shop a few years ago, I stumbled upon the most beautifully creamy green dishes and serving ware. They are the 'surf green' color from the Taylor Smith & Taylor dish line called Lu-Ray, and I'm in love. Something about the soft green/aqua color, I guess.
There are dinner plates, salad plates, bowls of different sizes, cups, saucers, serving platters, and even little salt and pepper shakers. My family has gifted me with many pieces, and I usually try to snatch up one or two when I go antiquing. The green is hard to find (probably because it is so lovely), so my collection is far from complete. But some of the fun is in the hunt, I'd say. :)
Whenever I host anything in my home, I love to pull out as many Lu-Ray platters and bowls as possible to serve the food, and it makes me happy to eat lunch on one of my little salad plates each day (the big plates are pricey!). I've used some of the large platters I was gifted as wall decor, and the creamy aqua/green goes perfectly with the rest of the house. Love it!
Anyway, just thought I'd share my little 'collection' with you.
What about you? Collect anything?
Other than shoes...?