Tag Archives: treasures

Treasure Hunt

In my 40s, I spent summers with my widowed mother in England. Before returning to New York, I would write playful notes and hide them around her house. Under the silver candlestick, she discovered: “The butcher, the baker and the … Continue reading

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Trash or Treasure

This article Goodwill stores have a message: Please stop donating trash  annoyed me. Reading Steeves, of Goodwill Northern New England’s ‘ simple tip” for anyone interested in donating items to a thrift store: “If you wouldn’t give it to your judgy … Continue reading

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The Inheritance

My mother-in-law died recently, and my husband and I have been spending evenings and weekends going through her things. It’s a lot of work! I found a silver candlestick with a note from a deceased cousin: Apparently, the candlestick is … Continue reading

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Antiquing

The histories of objects and the stories of how you repurposed them bring a lot of feeling into a room. Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others … Continue reading

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The Quilt

At the beginning of the pandemic, when commercial masks were unavailable to many essential workers, my daughter and I got out our sewing machines, aiming to help. Using nothing but scraps and leftover fabrics from prior projects (some pieces were as … Continue reading

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