favorite shop: simon pearce

My love affair with Simon Pearce started 30 years ago when I was given six small hand blown glass bowls as a wedding gift.  Years later when those much loved bowls went missing after a catered event, the wonderful people at Simon Pearce remade six more just like them.  No small thing since those bowls had been discontinued for years! Continue reading

seeing sea glass…

Let me start off by saying I’m not an expert on sea glass.  I won’t go into the different names and categories.  There are plenty of good books on the subject.  I am however, an insatiable collector (read addict) of these colorful frosted beauties tossed on the beach by the sea. Continue reading

collecting dogs…dog door stops!

I’m not sure I even remember how it all started.  When we were furnishing our first house, we often went to antique shows and flea markets.  My husband, being a dog lover, discovered a cast iron dog door stop at one of these shows many years ago. It was cute…a Boston terrier, which was one of the more common door stops and therefore not too expensive.  We didn’t know much about them or that people actually collect vintage door stops and pay quite a hefty sum for the rare ones.  After talking to collectors and dealers, and reading up on the history of them, we were hooked! Continue reading

the glass is always greener…

When we lived in Connecticut, we would go to the beach on  weekends in the summer. One of our favorite past times was collecting sea glass…those beautiful pieces of glass that, after seven to ten years tumbled in the ocean, become little treasures. Continue reading