The Big House was once filled with antiques. As a little girl I would sit in front of a china cabinet much like this one
and gaze at the lovely dishes and tea cups that were stored inside. There were many different china patterns of plates and cups and silver and glassware that my aunts had lovingly displayed and stored in the china cabinet. I guess this is where I got my love for dishes. I collect plates (much to my husband's dismay) and am especially drawn to the patterns with old country roses
or the blue and white staffordshire.
There was also a fantastic collection of antique mustache cups. I plan to do a separate post about them soon so make sure you check back! There was an abundance of pretty things to look at including items of significant historical value. Precious items and keepsakes that were meant to be passed down from generation to generation. It is so sad when I think about how most of these items were auctioned off on a cold winter day.