Marda's Profile

About

Hello and welcome to our shop!

We are Gerald and Marda, partners in life as husband and wife and we are RED SHORTS WANDERER. Is that a strange name for a shop? Maybe...but it is descriptive and meaningful in our life. Here's our story...

When we met over twenty years ago, we were both hard working professionals in upper management positions. This part of our life gave us many things for which we are eternally grateful including lots of vacation time! We sure made the most of it!!! Traveling was, and continues to be, one of our passions. The world is our playground and we love to play!

After about 3 years of traveling together and no less than 20 long and short trips, we had to buckle down and organize our pictures (remember the days BEFORE digital photography?)…

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  • Born on December 29
  • Joined July 6, 2012

Favorite materials

Books, paper, fabric, beads, buttons, vintage anything, collectibles, ephemera, imagination, creativity, our hands, our hearts

Shop

About

Hello and welcome to our shop!

We are Gerald and Marda, partners in life as husband and wife and we are RED SHORTS WANDERER. Is that a strange name for a shop? Maybe...but it is descriptive and meaningful in our life. Here's our story...

When we met over twenty years ago, we were both hard working professionals in upper management positions. This part of our life gave us many things for which we are eternally grateful including lots of vacation time! We sure made the most of it!!! Traveling was, and continues to be, one of our passions. The world is our playground and we love to play!

After about 3 years of traveling together and no less than 20 long and short trips, we had to buckle down and organize our pictures (remember the days BEFORE digital photography?). We worked through scores and scores of pictures and soon made a rather interesting observation... no matter where we were, no matter what time of year, no matter anything...we always found a picture of Gerry wearing the same RED SHORTS! Oh my, the giggles! Well, it became a thing...the original pair of shorts is long gone (in the interest of modesty), but the tradition continues. No matter where we are, no matter what time of year, no matter anything...the red shorts wander this big beautiful world with us!

So, RED SHORTS WANDERER reflects our eclectic tastes, styles and and wanderings. You will find that we are avid collectors of beautiful things... and oh, there is beauty everywhere! There is beauty in vintage books, glass, kitchenware, painting, sculpture, silver, and jewelry. Our shop reflects all our loves and yes, you'll also see our own designs in repurposed and upcycled wonders too.

We hope you enjoy wandering through our shop and...and our hope is that you will find a treasure that adds beauty to your life!

UPDATE: Sadly, my wonderful husband Gerald passed away in November 2013. There are no words to describe my sadness and grief. Now, just over a year later I live each day in gratitude for the time we had together and celebrate the love we shared. He is always with me...forever and a day.

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