|My "hope chest" is now overflowing with all sorts china and serving wear.|
|This is the set that I found at the flee market. It's from Pfaltzgraff called Naturewood.|
|Since then I have collected bits pieces at Goodwill, antique shops, and flea markets.|
|Wedgwood is hard and expensive to find. |
This was a unique find at a Goodwill that my mom found for only (drum roll please) .99 cents!
|Another find from my mom (not Wedgwood) but very cute.|
I enjoy the old Winne-the-Pooh and Beatrix Potter stories, so I thought I'd decorate my nursery with Beatrix Potter and Winnie-the-Pooh stuff.
|This Christmas my brother, Mom, and Dad refurbished Mom's old hope chest for me to use.|
|This is the most unique thing I think I own. My mom found it last year for my birthday. If anyone can figure out what the third glass shaker is for please let me know!|
|You can collect china to add that delicate feminine touch to your future home...|
|Or something fun, yet practical...|
|Maybe you like more of a country style...|
|Another thing I've collected a bit of is stoneware. I really like baking bread and muffins in it, so when I was able I would buy some here and there. Sometimes I even found some at flea markets!|
|I find that we always need a plater to put things on and when it is decorative it adds to the table.|
|Serving dishes are nice to have when you have friends or family over.|
|I also like to collect old books. My Mom bought many old books through year, many of which my brother and I have enjoyed!|
|You can also collect informational books that you would like to use for when you have children. I have been slowly getting good poetry books, good cookbooks, history books, biographies, good fiction books, etc. for when I have children and start homeschooling them. |
What about good children book that you enjoyed when a child? It's amazing what comes to mind when you start brainstorming!
|Or maybe not that long ago....|
Another thought to pass on to you young ladies, 'what would be something that you could have that would bless your future husband?' It could be collecting things that would make the dinning room table decorative at dinner time. Or maybe it's not items but skills, such as knowing how to do finances and bookkeeping.
What ideas do you have? Feel free to share your ideas and suggestions. I'd love to hear them.