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Gimme Some Sugar

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a woodland creature bleeding from the eyes. This video features my lovely assistant Ilana. This sugar dispenser was given to my client by her mother-in-law. It features a holly motif painted over some bulges … Continue reading

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The Geekiest Donation Box Ever

I have many clients who are geeks. They self-identify this way. I have been called a geek, too, and that may be true. I do go to science-fiction conventions, and can quote many Monty Python sketches by heart. So it’s … 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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Flamencow

This delightful creature turned up in Newton, in a client’s basement. I said, “Hey, I’d like to shoot that for my blog,” and the client said, “I’ll do you one better than that; you can have it.” I protested weakly, … Continue reading

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Raar.

This adorable creature was found in Newtonville. My client tells me she made him as a child. He is certainly scary. Fortunately, he has no legs, so he can’t chase you. He’s being kept, of course!

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Rasta Man Lends a Hand

I cheated a bit on this one, as I found it at a rummage sale at my mom’s church. But I was organizing at the time, volunteering my sorting/pricing services. I have no idea what happened to him. But I … Continue reading

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Hey Baby; What’s Shakin’?

This special set of salt-and-pepper shakers turned up today during a closet cleanout in Cambridge, MA. The client said it had been a housewarming gift from his college buddies when he got his first place of his own. His wife … Continue reading

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Taking a bite out of clutter (and “I organize dead people!”)

I found these plaster tooth casts in a small drawer in the client’s front entryway. You never know when you’ll have to dash out the door to an emergency orthodontist appointment. I suggested arranging them on the windowsill as an … Continue reading

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How about a nice hot cup of warthog spit?

I found this charming teapot while on an initial organizing consult in Winchester. I asked if I could photograph it for my blog, and the client said, “Better than that; you can have it. I don’t want it anymore.” I … Continue reading

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Scary Bunny Wants Your Soul

I gave this darling ceramic bank to my daughter as a joke Chanukah present, grime and all. She actually started to pretend to like it before I told her it was a joke. She was quite relieved, and immediately went … Continue reading

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