The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface

So it is that we develop

But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work

For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece. Javan

Monday, May 2, 2011

What Do You Collect ...

Everyone knows by now that we have been packing in preparation to putting our house on the market. Thought I would share a couple collections before they are wrapped in bubble wrap and finely secured for travel on our next journey. One grandchild asked, "Do you collect everything?" Only if I like it and it serves a purpose. I never want to collect just for the sake of display.

Starts with the antique china cabinet - our home in Colorado had a dedicated area for all of the Fire King glassware we collect, but we now have it stored in the china cabinet. We had to stop buying because of limited storage options. Also the fact that a two-income family could collect, where a fixed income family only allows you time to enjoy what you have collected. LoL   Drats!

I am pretty sure some of you may have a little of this bakeware, hopefully being used and especially if you are of a certain age.
Fire King was originally produced in the 1940s for everyday use, rather than display. It was often found in bags of wash soap or flour as a promotional item or was given away at gas stations. Fire-King could also be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores and is now often found in antique stores.

Sapphire blue oven bakeware is our favorite and we have many pieces of this.

We like to use our FireKing, but the kids prefer  not to use it as I insist on it being hand washed... spoiled modern-day children.  Maybe because their Dad always said, "We do not need a dishwasher, we have two children - one to wash and one to dry." I will say that I was 37 before my first dishwasher was installed.

This is the "azur-ite," light pale blue - we do not have a lot of pieces and have collected mostly mixing and serving bowls used in the kitchen.

I certainly wish I had taken a picture of the many individual Williamsburg Christmas Village boxes that were packed and sealed up over the weekend. We have almost all the Williamsburg Village and hope to have a way to set them out next year in our new home.

The lillies are blooming here in NC.

I would love to know what you collect so please be sure to comment.

Sending you happiness and contentment along your journey... as for me and mine - we will be packing. Judy C


taylorsoutback said...

Your Fire King collection is wonderful - what a treat it will be for you to unpack it in a new welcoming back old friends.
How appropriate that you stated that a fixed income family allows us to enjoy what we have collected! A great phrase!! And so true. I have really come to doubly appreciate what was gathered in earlier years. Sure couldn't do it now and oddly, have no strong desire to anymore, being happy with what is here. Old sewing notions, yellow ware bowls and yellow Depression Ware hold a special place in my heart.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Love that glassware. I have my great grammy's depression glass. It's a complete service for 8 and has a few serving pieces. I love it.
Well as far as collecting...bunnies. You knew that. hee,hee,hee.
Where are you moving too????
xx, shell