September 19, 2023
The trouble with me is extensive
I want things that look expensive
I look at antiques and see “past” expense
Which thrills my heart most extensive.
You see, I don’t want to see Tupperware
Or plastic things which make me glare
Or those 50’s pyrex bowls that cause a stare
Yes, let’s move on to the vintage transferware
And then at old linens I’ll take a pause
As I go through the stacks and think of a clause
There’s Grandma’s crochet she made when very old
She’s gone now – I’m here now - please mark it sold!
So, don’t show me your leather, I don’t want your chrome.
That really doesn’t set a very warm home
A lace tablecloth, etched glasses and a glass cake platter
And a buffet set with all those memories that matter.
As I squeeze in a teacup and move things around
That teapot goes nicely – so glad it was found
As I study the display and step back to admire
I’m thankful to God for these treasures acquired.