day 403 – four thank yous

This is the final post of four things on but the site will remain open with updates on the things to come.

This has been a truly amazing year with this project. From day one I knew when I was organizing my studio and seeing how many small collections of things I kept and really loved, to Allison Sommers first post on January 2nd 2011, and in early November when all weeks had been assigned, and now when everything is all said and done that the concept of this project was something people really enjoy. We love our stuff and other peoples as well.

I can’t thank the Guest Editor’s enough for making this what it is. It takes courage to expose the things we hold onto. The Guest Editor’s did it and the internet has found out a little more about each of them.

I encourage everyone to keep checking back to find out what is next for this little project. My hope is a bound book and art exhibition. But I am open to other possibilites.

My humble thank you to everyone who made this possible and the collectors around the world, past, present, and future.

Happy New Year.

s. arden hill

day 367 – four black(ish) cats

Cat figurines, Betty Jo Designs Brooch

Avon perfume bottle,  Pedro

day 366 – four owls

Betty Jo Designs pendant, Toy Owl Clock,

Patchwork Owl,  Focus on Art Owl

day 365 – four koalas

Koala Brooch,  Koala Figurine,

Kolo Koala Book,  Betty Jo Designs Brooch

day 364 – four birds

Tapestry, Paper Bird,

Each to Own brooch,  Bird figurine

day 363 – four teapots

Betty Jo Designs Clock,  Granny Square Teacosy,

Enamel Teapot and Teapot warmer, Me Old China Plate

day 362 – four swans

Swan Figurines and Carved Swan

day 361 – four australias

Tray,  Old School Stencil

Spoon Rack,  Betty Jo Designs Brooch

Guest Editor’s Profile – Liz Jones

Liz Jones

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/orliving area) look like? please describe.
I would describe my home as ordered disorder. I like to display my retro collectibles and furniture so I guess I’m a “more is more” kinda girl! More colour and more vintage goodies = happiness.

The same goes for my shop “Gleaners Inc.” As well as vintage goodies I have lots of lovely handmade products all made from recycled “gleaned” materials.

And my studio is FULL of “stuff” especially off cuts of vintage linoleum that I use in my jewellery and home wares.

I also have a slight compulsive urge to sort things into colours like my collections of buttons and beads, plastic flotsam and jetsam, and knick-knacks.

Where do you normally get your things?
I get my large assortment of collectibles from many sources. Thrift shops, Garage Sales and School fetes. I salvage alot of useful materials and furniture from curbside rubbish collections and the tip shop (where usable items are saved from going to landfill). You could call me an urban gleaner.

What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?
My prized possessions are either my childhood hand knitted blanket made by my Nana, or my set of Clarice Cliff sugar dredgers I found for a song.


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