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I'm a little Grey Gardens, a little Grumpy Cat, a little Mae West and a little Andy Rooney. And I suppose you could toss a little Mistress of the Darkness in there too, while we're at it.

Mattzie Kattzie references my precious Mattie who long ago wandered into our yard, raggedy and hungry. My late husband Bob called him the best thing he ever found in the yard (he'd dug up many a treasure behind our 150 year old house). He was old, a little worse for wear and tear, but still sturdy and determined. Like so many other found and vintage things, right? He made himself at home for the rest of his 13 years of life. Both he and Bob are gone now, together somewhere I hope, so I named my shop for Mattie and I still search for odd and wonderful finds like Bob once did. So they too get to live on with me.

I love old things. i used to tell Bob (12 yrs my…

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  • Born on May 20
  • Joined April 10, 2011

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I'm a little Grey Gardens, a little Grumpy Cat, a little Mae West and a little Andy Rooney. And I suppose you could toss a little Mistress of the Darkness in there too, while we're at it.

Mattzie Kattzie references my precious Mattie who long ago wandered into our yard, raggedy and hungry. My late husband Bob called him the best thing he ever found in the yard (he'd dug up many a treasure behind our 150 year old house). He was old, a little worse for wear and tear, but still sturdy and determined. Like so many other found and vintage things, right? He made himself at home for the rest of his 13 years of life. Both he and Bob are gone now, together somewhere I hope, so I named my shop for Mattie and I still search for odd and wonderful finds like Bob once did. So they too get to live on with me.

I love old things. i used to tell Bob (12 yrs my senior) that's why i loved him too. If you're here, you do too. Vintage items, antiques, all made so much better than things today - just try dropping your Iphone versus dropping a 1950's phone on the floor, only one will survive intact. That's why I have the latter here in the living room.These items have stood the test of time and I imagine them hoping to be rescued, hoping for a new and longer life. Tired of being locked up in a box or case or a trunk . They want to be used and seen. Treasured.

My husband was an - ahem - collector. It drove me nuts, but now I appreciate it. Sometimes you see something and think "how could anyone part with that?" and "I have to have that". Sometimes you can't, sometimes they slip away. But other times you catch your treasure like a firefly and bring it proudly home to wear or to use or to hang on your wall where you can admire it all the time. And where it can go on living its long life meaning something special to someone new.... maybe you.

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