I like "junk". Chipped Paint, hand-made, and almost forgotten. Kitchen Utensils, linens, dishes, oddities, and books. They connect me, inspire me, and help me look to the future. They soothe me. They echo the past while connecting me to the present and future.
This collection of red and yellow painted kitchen utensils started with my grandmother, Marriette. When I hold them I can connect with her. It has started an ongoing hunt for more. In order to let my son know which came from his family and which ones just showed up, I have been cataloging them with a picture of her.