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There are several things that I collect. I don't know you all that well yet, so I couldn't possibly divulge the whole list. So I'll start out with something fairly innocuous, but at the same time, inexplicable. I mean, I can't explain why I collect the kind of glassware in the photo above. It's called Libbey Frosted Leaf glassware. Maybe 10 years ago I saw some tumblers of this 1950s-1960s vintage at a thrift store and bought them.
Over the years, I added a few more pieces:
So why collect them? Do they transport me back to some innocent and pleasant childhood memory of my parents' generation's more gracious middle-class entertaining? As ornate as this glassware is, it is also classified as "mid-century" and I do love that period of design and architecture.
I do know I have to be cautious. I used to just occasionally find Libbey glass in small, funky thrift shops. Now, of course, there is the dreaded EBay. So far I have resisted that temptation.
And recently I realized that this glassware also was manufactured in SILVER!
As the pootie peeps would say: uh-ohs. . .
So who among you will fess up to the collecting thing? And what do you collect? I already have had a few hints in the IAN diaries in the last month or so, from some of your Diaries and comments. Now I want more details! It's not just me out there collecting inexplicable categories of Stuff, is it?