when i was little, i collected trolls. you know, the little guys with gems on their bellies. my favorite was the one with blue hair and the star on his belly, but i think my friend stole him? but then i stole her house key and hid it under the dog in retaliation sooo....there's that.
these days, i've moved on from trolls to pretty little plates. i like to buy them when i travel (souvenir shops in most cities will have them) but i mostly love to thrift them! did you know you can find a whole variety of dishes at thrift stores? for verrry little moneys? uh-mazing.
i adore the idea of having a whole set of mismatched china someday. mostly because i prefer the quirk of a mismatched set, but also there's the bonus that it doesn't matter if a piece breaks.
here's a few favorites from my collection:
i can't tell you how much more exciting birthdays and dessert nights are with these little treasures on hand. paper plates? no thanks! everyone picks a fancy little dish and puts a piece of cake on it.
what do YOU collect?
my mom collects souvenir thimbles and i think it is so lovely.
sometimes i am ladylike and fancy,