I thought about writing about my love of cooking, baking and collecting the well loved. I love the smell of a loaf of bread baking. I am new to bread baking but I am giving it my all to try for that perfect loaf of bread. I used to have discussions with my Mom about antiques. She was born in 1926 and loved new. I love the old. She would tell me she grew up with the old and was tired of seeing it. She wanted fresh and new. But for her love of fresh and new we would attend together auctions, tag it sales, garage sales and the what-nots...she would collect OLD glassware, dollies and silver. I think she didn't care for the old dark furniture that I love so much. She passed away this past May and I brought home some of her collectables. So now that I have completely rambled on....I hope to show you some of my loves here.