What is it about warm crispy bread, the staff of life, the stuff of breakfast? The pleasure of my repast this morning –peanut butter on whole-grain toast– reminded me I’ve been wanting to write about vintage toasters. But first a little about toast, or ‘tost,” as it was called in Britain in the [...]
This short video shows images of some of the objects mentioned in Killer Stuff and Tons of Money
Watch Video Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF-Y5ZvJclg
The video was produced by the University of Missouri to accompany their article about my book, ”Bazaar America.” You can read the article [...]
I wanted to share this great letter I received from Rob Dickson of New Jersey, which is both heartfelt and humorous. Thanks for writing Rob!
Greetings Ms. Stanton,
When I was a teenager I use to get up at 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. on weekends (strange for a teen, I [...]
I love that Erik, who deals in ephemera, wrote an actual letter on paper and mailed it with a stamp. Letter writing is a lost art in the advent of email. What a pleasure to get a letter in the mail! Click to enlarge image.
I received a wonderful snail mail letter from a [...]
The final 2011 antiques show and flea market in Brimfield, Massachusetts–one of the largest outdoor antiques shows in the world–is September 6-11. www.brimfieldshow.com. Wish I could go, but I’m headed to Missouri to teach! So here’s a story from the July 2011 Brimfield show… I almost like when something I own breaks, because then I have an excuse to treasure-hunt [...]