Monday, October 3, 2011

What treasures do you have buried in your closet?

Photo courtesy of Creekside Diner
While there are many things that are important to our existence--cell phones, computers, shoes, toothbrushes, etc.--very few objects are elevated beyond their utilitarian functions.  When they are, it often has little to do with the object itself, but with what it represents.  This is why objects can become so meaningful, and are such a great way to remember a significant time in our life, our family, or history.

But when do you stop to think about these important objects?  How often do you dust off the trinkets on your bookcase or the forgotten treasure buried in the back of your closet, or even find a discarded piece of furniture by the side of the road and think about its story, what it has seen, who has owned it and loved it?

Thinking about these stories helps us appreciate what we have, or even what we are getting rid of.  In these objects we can discover the beauty of everyday life, relive old memories, or pass on histories that may otherwise go untold or be forgotten.

I want to share these stories here on Bric & Brac.  So go searching on your shelves, in drawers, and under your bed for hidden treasures, and contribute your object and story to the Object Project.  What objects are important to you?  What interesting, strange and beautiful things can you dig up?  Share them!


  1. I have so many treasured objects in my home, it's hard not to come across something that didn't have some kind of special meaning or story for me. My most treasured would have to be a caricature drawing of my husband and I during our first year together. My husband had surprised me with a weekend trip away and one of the places we visited was this tiny island that was hosting an artist's showcase and one of the artists offered to draw a caricature of us. It was so much fun!

  2. So sweet! I always wanted one of those caricature drawings, but maybe I'll have to wait for the right moment to present itself :)