My Danish modern furniture began to find new homes and, before I knew it, I had turned our living rooms into a charming Vintage Cottage Home! That was years ago, but the love of most anything antique, collectible or vintage has stayed with me.
As a child, I collected fancy holiday napkins and beautiful handkerchiefs, or hankies as they were called. Toys from Cracker Jack boxes were another fun item for kids to collect. These days I look for vintage fabrics, feedsacks, quilts and many other vintage textiles. Old greeting cards, children's books and dress patterns also manage to find their way into our home.
Taking a day off here and there to travel an hour or so to an antique mall or flea market is one of the pleasures my husband Jim and I share. While I'm off searching for my collectibles, he finds interesting old train books, tools and cameras. There's no end to the fun!