Cynthia Craft's Profile

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I've always loved vintage and antique objects for the stories they tell. A journalist (and artist) by profession, I was first drawn to old postcards for the charmingly mysterious messages written by the sender. Then my eye drifted to ephemera -- so easy to collect because it's stackable! My fondness for antiques also stretch back to when I was a small child and my mother and sister and I would stroll down Cherry Lane in Doylestown (Bucks County, PA.) to the only store in walking distance -- an antique shop. I have fond memories of the dark wooden mysteries of that shop and how my mother would buy us treasures to play with -- antique dolls, doll clothes, a white wicker stroller.
Now I have more collections than I can comfortably house and I am sharing them with you. In this shop, you'll find antiques, some dating back to the Civil War, true Americana, antiques from Peru (where I lived and taught university for three…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 31
  • Joined September 28, 2011

Favorite materials

ephemera, paper, antiques from Argentina, Cuba, Andean nations and elsewhere, wood, collectibles, old photos, postcards, old toys, firefighters memorabilia, old signs

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About

I've always loved vintage and antique objects for the stories they tell. A journalist (and artist) by profession, I was first drawn to old postcards for the charmingly mysterious messages written by the sender. Then my eye drifted to ephemera -- so easy to collect because it's stackable! My fondness for antiques also stretch back to when I was a small child and my mother and sister and I would stroll down Cherry Lane in Doylestown (Bucks County, PA.) to the only store in walking distance -- an antique shop. I have fond memories of the dark wooden mysteries of that shop and how my mother would buy us treasures to play with -- antique dolls, doll clothes, a white wicker stroller.
Now I have more collections than I can comfortably house and I am sharing them with you. In this shop, you'll find antiques, some dating back to the Civil War, true Americana, antiques from Peru (where I lived and taught university for three years), mid-century and vintage delights. And, lots of beloved ephemera. Come back again soon!

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