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I live a vintage life.

As a child, I’d peered from the backseat of a ’47 Pontiac on never-ending trips to grandparents’ houses in Nebraska and Upstate New York. I’d watch the highway unroll and the land fly by. I’d moon over chenille bedspreads hanging by the highway, wondered what goat’s milk fudge tasted like, cried to visit the reptile farms and the world’s largest balls of twine, and learned to read the Burma Shave roadside diddies.

I have always loved objects. And continue to haunt auctions, estate sales, flea markets, and antique shops on road trips...far and near. Oki gomi (big garbage) day was my favorite day while living in Japan. Eventually, I studied and even taught art...and made objects. In recent years, odd and interesting objects have drifted down to me through the generations of my far-flung family. And now I live…

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  • Joined March 26, 2012

Favorite materials

fabrics, china, silver, glass, paper, wood

About

I live a vintage life.

As a child, I’d peered from the backseat of a ’47 Pontiac on never-ending trips to grandparents’ houses in Nebraska and Upstate New York. I’d watch the highway unroll and the land fly by. I’d moon over chenille bedspreads hanging by the highway, wondered what goat’s milk fudge tasted like, cried to visit the reptile farms and the world’s largest balls of twine, and learned to read the Burma Shave roadside diddies.

I have always loved objects. And continue to haunt auctions, estate sales, flea markets, and antique shops on road trips...far and near. Oki gomi (big garbage) day was my favorite day while living in Japan. Eventually, I studied and even taught art...and made objects. In recent years, odd and interesting objects have drifted down to me through the generations of my far-flung family. And now I live in the seeming capitol of Midwest “dumpster diving.” I have more objects than my simple life can absorb.

I feel that every object has many lives. After it’s first life, it simply waits for “new eyes” to see it. Perhaps living in Japan brought me this understanding.

I hope that you will be able to “see” these interesting, beautiful, vintage and antique objects and perhaps want to bring some into your life in an original or repurposed way. ENJOY.

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