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Stuff You Should Know

Collecting Vintage Treasures / 2017

Whimsical Window Displays / 2017

It’s a Brand New Year / 2017

Why Design? / 2016

I’m in a Museum (Literally!) / 2016

Celebrating Time Travel / 2016

Imagining Books as Art / 2016

Handmade / 2015

Inspired by Creativity / 2015

Meditation and Art Making / 2015

Collecting Myths and Stories / 2014

Outstanding in the Field / 2013

For the Love of Art / 2013

Sharing the Latest Dish / 2013

Achieving The American Dream / 2012

nostalgic keepsakes

I’m headed to Brimfield tomorrow, and it has me wishing I’d kept more family items when
I had the chance. Here are a few things I’ve collected over the years:

From my grandfather: an ashtray from The Sands Hotel and Casino. Every Tuesday night,
he hosted poker games in his basement. This involved card playing and stinky cigars.

From my great-aunt: a napkin holder made especially for her by my mom when she was a
kid at summer camp.

From my grandmother: a piece of china. The sugar bowl is missing its cover and it reminds
me of the time my sis and I ate eat ice cream for breakfast because the freezer pooped out.

From my mom: eating utensils from my childhood. I love the minimal design of the
Lauffer Norway Stainless Flatware!

From my other grandmother: a ceramic liquor bottle that she made. Actually, it was part of
a set of five fellas who sat on the window ledge in our living room like conversation pieces.

Indelible childhood memories are way better than anything I could buy at Brimfield.


May 2017


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