Collecting: Texasware

February 24, 2010 05:08 by ehouston

It seems like nearly every time I stop at a thrift store or hit up an estate sale I see a piece of Texasware or other type of melamine kitchen items.  Most of the time they have lots of scratches and stains because I think people used them often since they were nearly indestructible.  Every once in a while I will come across pieces that are nearly perfect.  At some even luckier (is that a word?) times I have come across whole small sets of this cute stuff.


I love this sweet shade of pink!


I love it when I find neat old patterned pieces too.


After several years of hunting and gathering I finally decided to let these pieces go and have them listed at my Etsy shop.  They still have a lot of useful life left in them, or they could be turned into something crafty and completely different.

Like this really neat birdfeeder…

…found over at iVillage.

Or, one of those kitschy light fixtures like this one at Craftstylish.

Simple planters from Woman’s Day Magazine.

Okay, I am starting to think I may need to take these out of the shop and make some things for myself instead.  Like one of these:

Photo from Etsy Paper Twirlies.

Or, one of these…

from Cupcakes & Yoga.

Oh man, I am now rethinking the destash, am inspired to create and…well…now I want a cupcake. 

So, how have you reworked some of your collections in the past?

Kitsch Krafts

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