Why I Collect?

This is a hard question to answer. I think I’ve always been a collector of sorts. As a kid, I had my share of Barbies and Liddle Kiddles. When I was a teenager, I collected Archie comic books. My favorite was Betty but I read them all. In high school I collected vinyl records, but […]

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The Coast Vintage Market – A Review

  How would you like it if there was a vintage market five miles from your house and it was held every month, had free admission, free parking and over 100 vendors selling amazing vintage merchandise? Well, that’s my life and The Coast Vintage Market i is just that market. The Coast is located on […]

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Platters – They’re Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore

I love platters. I collect platters. It’s kind of an obsession. The problem with collecting platters is that they’re horizontal – and if you collect a lot of them, they’re usually stacked one on top of another and you never see their beautiful patterns. Ironstone platters are my favorite and they can usually be found […]

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Collecting Jadeite Fire King

It all started with a Jane Ray cereal bowl back in 1988. I was at a friend’s garage sale when I spotted the bowl sitting on a table. I recognized the color from watching old Martha Stewart videos where she talked about her extensive collection of Fire King. So, I bought the bowl, and a […]

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