My mother is an avid collector of antiques. Since I can remember she would gather up my brothers and myself and head out to some random store to find at least one treasure of the day.
We would venture to the Berlin Farmers Market (The Auction) (rain or shine), thrift stores, yard sales, or anywhere that could possible have something really old and at a bargain price.
It was a thrill for her to find out how much something was really worth compared o what she bought it for. She would get out one of her pricing books to see how much the item would cost if she purchased it at an auction or from an antique dealer.
Our house was filled with old things that belonged to others at one time or another. As a kid we hated this. As adults we have come to appreciate it very much.
Here is just a fraction of the items she has purchased over the years.
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