The last prompt for Blogtember was yesterday. I never got around to posting because it required me to dig in boxes. Ain't nobody got time for digging on a Monday! I certainly didn't want to miss out on the post topic though because I have so many things I want to share it was hard to pick one.
The topic: Share a photo of something old. Maybe something that has a personal history for you, that was passed down to you and has special meaning to you. Tell us about why it is special.
When I was in high school, we lived in Atlanta. Every month on a certain weekend, there would be a HUGE antique show downtown. One weekend my parents thought it would be fun for us to go and check it out. We weren't really sure what to expect to find at it, but it was something to do.
Upon arrival I was mesmerized by all the different items they had! Sure, there were lots of booths with things you would expect to see at an antique show. Furniture, jewelry, clothing, war memorabilia, etc. What was I interested in you ask? The toys that were popular when I grew up! We were closing in on the 20 year anniversary of many of the toys and shows that were near and dear to my heart. Most specifically the Care Bears!!!
And so began my love for collecting old glasses. The 4 above are just a sampling of the MANY collections that I have obtained over the years. I have Care Bears, Smurfs, Flinstones, Snoopy, Popples, old Disney characters, Looney Toons. Garfield, you name it I have it. Currently they are boxed up in a corner in one of our guest rooms, but I have high hopes of one day either purchasing or having my dad build me a cabinet to display my collection.
Not only does the collection remind me of all the things I loved as a child, but it reminds me of all those weekends I spent with my parents walking around the Lakewood Antiques shows in Atlanta. We spent HOURS and HOURS walking around the different booths. We became regulars and got to know some of our favorite vendors and looked forward to seeing them once a month. I remember laughing with them about some of the stuff we would see, getting excited when we would find a new glass that we didn't have. It was a great experience and I wouldn't trade those memories for the world.