Growing up with parents who were collectors of books and fine china, I come by it rightly…collecting things. In the 1940’s & 50’s my folks haunted antique shops in the Chicago area. In those days, Marshal Fields had a knowledgeable man in the antiques department that helped my father acquire a great deal of Meissen China. In those days the prices for china and furniture were doable. One of the things that I collect are these red transfer ware plates and platters. Like everything else, collecting today has become expensive. I am fortunate to have bought the pieces I have when they were still reasonable. A tip for those of you who collect your favorite things. Grouping pieces together gives you more bang for your buck. I hope you have things around you that bring you pleasure and that help you tell your stories.
Check out my Pinterest Board ‘Collecting China’