Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Story of Anchor Hocking Dishes

Thought I would hook up with Leigh on Thrifty Thursday and share my story of how I came to collect Star of David pieces by Anchor Hocking.

Several years ago I had a few pieces that I had thrifted along the way for a few reasons:
1.  I like the pattern
2. They are easy to find at thrift stores and antique stores
3. Most importantly they are found at a reasonable price

Oldest daughter Michelle stopped by one evening and showed me a piece she had gotten at a yard sale and told me how much she liked it.  She asked me if I didn't have the same pattern?  So I took her to the china cabinet and started pulling out pieces that filled two boxes and I sent them home with her.

Later youngest daughter Danielle gets married and she wants to start collecting pretty dishes too so I open the china cabinet again.  She really likes the Star of David.  "But" I tell her, "your sister collects that now.  How about you taking this Sandwich glass and we will build on all this?"  No Danielle wanted the Star of David.

So for several years I have added to both girls collection and I think they have pretty much everything available.  With that in mind I decided to start collecting it again too since I had given all mine away.

On vacation I found a set of snack plates in an antique store still in the original box at a good price.  Maybe one more set will complete my collecting.  Because it is so readily available I have been able to get all the pieces for my daughters and all the ones I want to use too.

So now you know : )

1 comment:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi....I thought I'd stop by and pay a visit. I follow Sue's blog at Pear Tree Lane Farmhouse and Where Memories are Made.. :) :) I definitely love thrifting and collecting. In fact, the last 3 yard sales that I've gone to, I have found some crazy good deals. I love the photos of this glassware that you posted. Interesting. I'll have to see if I see something similar where I live!! Have a great week. Hugs from Oregon, Heather :)