Tuesday, September 19, 2023




Bernideen Canfield 

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.


Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh, I enjoyed your poem so much! And yes, I totally understand what you are saying. I love "old", vintage, heirloom, well loved things in my home as well. My home is pretty much a museum of family heirlooms and beloved memorabilia. Everything has a story! I kind of wrote about this today in my post. You have such lovely items. Thank you for sharing them with us. Delightful!

serena said...

What a delightful post! I had to laugh as I read because I felt so understood. You might as well be writing about my experiences. I enjoy your posts so much and appreciate the time you obviously give them. They lift my day.

Sandra said...

I enjoyed your poem. "Thankful to God for these treasures acquired"...is the very best part. Your flowers are still making the most beautiful bouquets!

Debby said...

Wow, that's a good poem. You are very creative.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You’re so talented! Love your poem!