Monthly Archives: January 2012

Freaky or Adorable? You Decide.

This is a coin purse that turned up in a junk drawer in Watertown, MA. When you squeeze the monkey’s cheeks, its mouth opens, revealing your change. While I think it could be cute to “feed” the monkey a coin, … Continue reading

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Sweeney Beard

I’m sure James Beard was a lovely fellow and a great chef. So I can’t understand why the people of Cuisinart would choose to use this bone-chilling photo of him as a cover for their 1976 cookbook. I realize they … Continue reading

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A Shoe! (Bless You.)

This ceramic shoe came from a client’s home in Watertown. She said it’s meant to hold a floral arrangement. Everyone who has seen the shoe since it came home with me (well, that is, myself and my daughter) was inexplicably … Continue reading

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