Domestic Archeology 2

28 Jun

Discovered in the corner of a large walk-in closet:  A collection of toothpick holders!  It was the “3 pigs” that caught my eye, which brought back memories of “trolls”, “mini-dragons” and doll house furniture.

Personally, I have collected thimbles, magnets, tack pins and silver charms.  I have been in many souvenir shops over the years. I don’t remember seeing toothpick holders sold as souvenirs.  Salt and pepper shakers…definitely.  This collection charmed me with remembrances from the Smokey Mountains, Virginia Beach, Black River Falls Wisconsin and a Marriott.  I wonder, how long it has been since Marriott sold souvenir toothpick holders?

What is your favorite collection?

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One Response to “Domestic Archeology 2”

  1. pimla15 June 28, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    I’ve collected lighthouse miniatures, watering cans, and “little men” (statues that represent the culture of a place I visited…steel drummer from Barbados). What I’ve learned about collections is that they tend take on a life of their own and can grow to overwhelming proportions.

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