Now that the house is pretty much done, and the attic and basement are packed to the gills with salvage items and other way-too-big collectibles, I’m switching my packrat gene over to focus on collecting vintage beaded sweaters. I even have a reason: I can wear them at my home show presentations. My newest engagement will be at the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show on March 5-6, 2010. It’s a humongous show in Charlotte, NC, and in 2010 it’s celebrating its 50th anniversary. So, it’s a good fit. I hope this sweater, which I BINned via ebay this weekend is a good fit, too.