I've become a little more discerning since. For one thing, I'm strapped for space. My kitchen window sill is completely covered in Milk Glass (some containers holding plants, others empty).
And it seems crazy to buy something only to have to box it and stick it in the basement.
So I've resolved not to repeat different styles. I only allow myself one piece in any particular shape or pattern.
The latest addition to my collection was found in Port Rowan, Ontario last weekend. For only $1, I got my hands on a thumbprint pattern The E.O. Brody Company vase (or is it a compote?), pre-1971. (It was manufactured between 1958 and 1971. I'm not sure of the exact year.) I think it's adorable!
What do you think? Am I crazy to keep buying this stuff? I know it was mass produced and that it isn't inherently valuable, but it's just so pretty. I can't stop.
* Photo by Oh Dear Watson, from Flickr. Used with permission. Check out Oh Dear Watson on Etsy for similarly adorable vintage items. (Thanks for the pic, guys!)