The talents of a sea gull are much like mine. I am attracted to colorful and shiny objects... oh, and food! At the many estate sales in the area I often pick up items for no reason and with no plan although basically I profess to collect vintage linens. Sometimes I don't even know what I'm buying, then come home and do the research... a good way to learn. Here's one of my latest favorite finds: a few assorted pieces of Akro Agate dishes. Made during WWII, the history of the company which originally began making marbles is found in this article: http://www.akroagate.com/index2.htm
I hope you enjoy reading about these dishes.