Truth be told everyday I go to work, I step from the present to the past. You see, I work for an auctioneer and it is my job to sort, appraise, record and separate the contents of a home, a life, a generation...
Most times it is thrilling to peek into drawers, boxes, attics and trunks that hold treasures that have been tucked away over time.
On a few occasions it can be overwhelming especially to a packrat such as I. Finding beauty or the possibility of a future for the smallest of mundane trinkets.
Buttons, lace, snippets of trim... all coveted by doll creators, mixed media artists and silly romantics (such as myself) that cherish these pieces of the past. Each one with a tale to tell and a history to share.
I hope I will be able to continue to work at this job I love for years to come... I'll just have to find a bigger house with a barn for storage.
* The pics are from an upcoming auction not my house.