Rural Southwestern Virginia
It seems like it's been forever since I've been here! Between horrendous weather, power outages, computer issues and life happening I haven't been able to be here asIt seems like it's been forever since I've been here! Between horrendous weather, power outages, computer issues and life happening I haven't been able to be here as often as I would have liked the last couple of months. I've missed everyone and look forward to catching up on you and all your posts.
I collect all kinds of things, but blue willow china and cobalt glass are at the top of my list! I love old china, earthenware and crystal, especially etched crystal rather than cut. My favorite is, Fostoria's Etched Optical Virginia pattern. I love the delicate crystal and needle etching of it.. that my daughter's name is also Virginia is a mere coincidence. (yea, right *LOL*) I also collect ephemera (old magazines, sheet music, post cards, ads etc. if the images appeal to me) Art Deco makes my skin crawl so I steer away from that era and I'm not a big fan of American Art Pottery....unless it's blue of course :-) I love Victorian art and furniture, especially anything oak. We live in a VERY rural family farming area where people live with and use china, glassware, furniture, and old farm implements that have been in their families for many generations. Much of the furniture and implements are handmade, one of a kind pieces. Oh and I forgot to mention, jimborasco is my husband. And if you like, you may call me Margaret. :•) (Read more)