Elizabeth Loring's Profile
I grew up playing on the floor of the Goodwill and the St. Vincent de Paul's in South Bend, Indiana, as my mom prowled the aisles searching for wonderful things LONG before retro was chic. She had an uncanny ability to spot the treasure that was hidden to the rest of us, dragging home shabby furniture to refinish or squirreling away old lunch boxes when we all thought she was crazy. She taught me to love objects that come with a history, marvelous things that conceal a secret story that must be discovered or invented.
Eventually she turned her hobby into a small business, and for thirty years she managed two "Cats on the Cupboard" locations in antique malls in southwest Michigan. Now, I am stepping into her shoes. I'm so pleased to be able to find good homes for all her beloved objects, and I hope that you will find something at modernpoetry that will delight you as much as it did Mom…
- Joined October 16, 2010