My collection? Salad plates. I blame it on Anthropologie. I mean, they offer so many fun, quirky plates. I can't very well buy a whole set each time they come out with some new adorable plate, now can I? But just one? Now that's totally reasonable, right?
I officially launched the collecting, if you will, last December, and I'm already to ten plates.
I can't keep at this pace for the rest of my life, that's for sure. And I'm guilty of just buying plates that aren't even all that cute and have no commemorative value whatsoever. Like that one in the top left corner of the bottom picture. That's just from Target. In fact, I question my purchase of at least three of these plates. For those that may eventually have some nostalgic value, like that one in the bottom right corner of the bottom picture, I note on the back the place and year with a little porcelain paint.
For now, they're tidily stacked on my little kitchen shelves. I have this grand idea that one day, when my collection is out of control, I'll throw some fun backyard party where we use these plates. And they're all diverse and fun and quirky, and then I'll become instantly renowned for having that awesome plate party. And then I realize that's the stupidest fantasy anyone's ever had, and this plate collection is sort of silly and may, in fact, be indicative of some latent mental health issues.
How do you feel about collections? Are salad plate innocuous enough? Or are they a gateway plate? Do you have any collections?
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