Category Archives: What Is It?

Aruba Is for…. Uh, What Is This, Actually?

Sometimes I will find an item at a client’s house and I will need a moment to consider whether it is truly weird enough to warrant an entry on this blog. Other times, it’s as crystal-clear as the waters of … Continue reading

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Yet More Labels!

I’ve collected some more labels from client homes to share with you.   The box full of hell was mostly a collection of letters documenting old relationships in all their colorful angst. My client was, understandably, not keen on sorting … Continue reading

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Yo, That’s Screwed Up.

The following container turned up during a kitchen organizing session in Medford. I’m all for reusing containers; an old prescription bottle in our car holds quarters for parking meters. As long as reused containers are labeled or transparent, it’s great. … Continue reading

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Tongs for Nothing, Part II

Here is another pair of mystery tongs. They’re stainless steel, much shinier than they appear in this lame-ass photo, and actually kind of pretty, almost an art object. They came from Newton (a different client than the last post). The … Continue reading

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Tongs for Nothing

My client had no idea where these tongs came from, much less what they were meant to be used for. They were discovered in a kitchen drawer in Newton, MA, and have since been passed along to the Vietnam Vets, … Continue reading

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Little balloon alien guy says hi.

Adorable or scary? Or both? This fellow turned up in Arlington, MA. He went calmly to his end in the trash. Bye bye, guy.

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