Thursday, March 3, 2011

An Heirloom From A Stranger

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.

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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.

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Check out the rest of the article here.

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