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The Beauty of Everyday Objects

2014-10-05 13.12.50One summer I purchased this pictured glass in Berlin. I had recently completed a course on the decorative arts at Sotheby’s Institute in London, where we lived. Our study included furniture, ceramics and glass of the 17th-20th century. As we traveled for business or pleasure throughout Europe I visited museums and antique shops and was attentive to seek and find the objects I had studied. I became somewhat of a collector as I purchased things that I found beautiful and interesting. My German glass has proved to be useful because it is small, it holds my orange juice at breakfast and it is comfortable to hold. The bumps around the rim are called “prunts” and kept the glass from slipping when hands were greasy from eating without utensils in medieval times. Every time I use it, it reminds me of what I have learned from being attentive to created things.

Do you have a treasured object that you use to bring beauty and interest to your everyday life?

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