Have you ever heard the expression, “when the times get tough, the tough get antiquing”? You haven’t? Well…actually…neither have I until it just popped into my head. You see I love to go antiquing. I especially love to go antiquing when I need to unwind. It’s like therapy. Have you ever tried it?
Well if you haven’t you should. And if you have then you totally get what I’m talking about, right?
Antiquing is a playground for the imagination. An escape from the world as you slowly find yourself sauntering down memory lane.
Take these dishes for example…
I grew up eating chicken divan, lasagna, chicken curry and taco dip on these very same dishes. Well not the very same dishes, but dishes just like these. Merely seeing them transports me back to a place where dinner was waiting on the kitchen table as I ran in from whatever carefree-kid-adventure I happened to be enthralled with. It’s amazing how seeing them again can, in an instant, melt away whatever dilemma that happens to be occupying my mind.
Strolling down aisle after aisle my mind continues to swirl with ideas, images and emotion.
These dreamy green glasses would make the perfect vessel for some velvety chocolate pudding…
Or perhaps a refreshingly cold margarita on a hot summer day.
It’s so delightful to dig through these cookbooks and trinkets to find treasures that I never even knew I needed.
Antique glass milk bottles make charming vases or fun glasses to sip pink lemonade through a red striped straw.
Are you having fun yet? Me too.
Oh and then lookie at these little darlings! Perfect for my first cup of coffee or how about some tomato soup?
I think I must indulge in this dear straw hat, dontcha think?
And who doesn’t need and antique laundry detergent container?
Rolled bath towels in there would be precious! Or how about magazines? Or a toy bin? Or a shoe catch-all?
O.k. I’ll stop now. I just can’t help myself. Once my brain starts whirling there’s just no stopping it.
Now what was I worried about again?
Happy antique therapy!