Sunday, June 20, 2010

i had to have it

One of my favourite things to search for lately on ebay has been anything relating to caves and caverns. I've discovered a whole world of cavern-themed material culture. Like any tourist attraction, these caverns have produced all kinds of souvenirs from silver spoons and shot glasses to view-master reels and postcards. A lot of these items, while appealing in an odd kitchy kind of way, are really super tacky. But some of them are actually beautiful. Like this plate. There are a variety of plates like this out there, but when I found this one I had to get it. I am a little worried that this may turn into an actual collection that I can't really afford and don't have space for, so hopefully I can exercise some restraint and keep it at just the one. But really, a collection of cavern-themed china!? Wouldn't that be amazing!

4 comments:

  1. That is so amazing! It's beautiful! You really did need to get it.

    I dreamt about you last night! I don't remember what the context was, sadly. Although I also dreamt that I sold a chair that belonged to Sonja and she got pretty mad at me and I had to go buy it back.

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  2. Anabela, I totally had a dream about you once too (once that I remembered), and I also have no memory what it was about!

    I think this collection may have to happen. They are not generally very expensive even. It's the shipping cost that gets you. It tends to be pretty high for plates, since they have to pack them so well.

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  3. I totally understand. Lately I've been obsessing over felt pennants (although I have yet to buy one), and I saw two that made me think of you!

    one

    and

    two

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