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 45 – four homes

A birdcage, a pagoda, a row house, a chalet.

day 44 – four beloved vintage toys.

A mechanical bear of mysterious origin and a Mecki Steiff, a green-frocked girl, and a wooden tea set from Germany.

day 43 – four dinky yellow birds

a finch, a chickadee, an owl and a chicken, diminutive and sun-colored.

day 42 – four left-leaning farm animals

a German chicken, a Japanese pig, a Dutch calf, and a Japanese heifer..

day 41 – four animal parts.

hedgehog spines collected from a quilling, a bone from a Christmas goose, a prehistoric dolphin’s inner ear, and a foot from a 50s mink stole.

day 40 – four plant parts

a magnolia bud from VA, a piggy walnut from MD, a kukui nut from HI, and a chestnut from NY.