I've visited two antique and collectible malls recently, one in Coxsackie, NY and one in Nyack, NY. I'll be keeping some of my finds and using others as gifts.
First, the gifts.
These two ruffled edge ruby glass plates will go to my sister-in-law who collects ruby glass. You have got to love collectors; they are so easy to buy gifts for.
Now, for the keepers.
Months ago, I saw a photo on a stitching blog of a grouping of seasonal smalls displayed in a long, narrow wooden bread tray. At the time, I thought, 'How clever!" Well, I found one of my own and will be borrowing the idea.
I enjoy cooking and baking. So it is not surprising that I have a small collection of vintage kitchen utensils. I found this pretty little pastry cutter in one of the stalls at the Coxsackie mall.
Whenever I go browsing for collectibles I search for antique needlework tools and for interesting teaware. Sometimes. I am lucky, sometimes not. I haven't spotted anything recently in either category and that's seriously disappointing.