Are you reading Matchbook Magazine? It's one of the many of online magazines to launch recently and it's lovely so far. A bit like the best parts of your favorite blogs, with a little more time to ponder their subjects. I really enjoyed the profile in the current issue of Oklahoma design blogger Sarah Kate Huff.
She mentions that when she lived in Italy, she came to appreciate vintage items as "simply an heirloom from a stranger." Don't you love that? In the same way that a family heirloom makes you remember the person who gave it to you, a vintage cake stand makes me wonder about the woman who owned it before me. Did she make a chocolate cake once a week and decorate it while dressed like Donna Reed? Or was it a wedding gift that gathered dust in a cupboard? So fun to think about. An heirloom from a stranger.
Check out the rest of the article here.