After thinking a little more about it, I reconsidered. There are I few things I will usually purchase if I stumble across them. Vintage pyrex, vintage sheets, and thrifted knitting needles.
I don't even use straight needles. However, I love the thought that someone else used them to do what I love to do. I wonder what sort of thing was created with them, who it was created for, and whose hands worked their magic with them.
Sarah's contest ends tomorrow at midnight. Go ahead, think of your collections, and tell us all about them. I am sure they will be more interesting than knitting needles!