When we were at the sketchy counterfeit market last Sunday, I found a pretty plate at a little booth that was selling random crap treasures. I paid three pounds for it and I knew that I would forever remember buying it on Mom, Nana, and Aunt Carolyn’s first trip to London! I love when small things hold such strong memories.
Here is the plate:
I love the lovey couple, the worn gilded edges and the pink and blues in the picture. I have a wall over the shelf in the kitchen that is bare and in need of fun things. So I have decided that I need more plates with gilded edges and lovey couples. Mike’s mom and dad got here this morning and we took them to the same market and I found the random table again! I found two that fit my pattern perfectly.
I also found something that I just couldn’t say no to. It doesn’t fit in perfectly but I couldn’t pass it up.
This is a scene called Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball from A Christmas Carol. I love A Chirstmas Carol and have seen almost every version of the movie and read the book countless times- thank you Mrs. Goodman. It is also the year that Mike was born. Awwww. There are three more in the series and I may have to try and find them.
So I guess I officially have a plate collection. I don’t consider myself a collector or antiquer (?) because I am way to cheap for that. I don’t care who made it or how much it is worth just that it is beautiful and makes me smile. In fact my whole collection so far has cost me less than 15 pounds. Not bad for Andrea!!
So, come to London and we’ll go plate hunting!