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Buying Rust: The “Frank & Shirley” Brass Tray

I promised myself…no more buying rusty metal things unless they look better that way, like these antique rusty cast iron bits which for some reason I adored. And then a few days ago at my neighborhood Goodwill I found a huge brass tray–20 inches long and nine inches wide with chain-style handles. It was fabulous! But it had…

Old, Imperfect and Beautiful

When an older couple (neighbors from my childhood years) decided to downsize and leave snowy New York for Florida, they called a guy who “buys stuff.” He came to their house and they were dismayed that he wasn’t interested in buying their very nice wood dining room table or their pristine china or any number…