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Short Stories: Literary Holiday Cards

The homes of famous British authors set the scene for these charming cards.

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Short Stories: Heinz Bean Can

These small fabric sculptures are like the love child of Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg.

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Short Stories: Geode Sea Urchin

The mysterious beauty of the sea meets glittering stone in this dazzling creation.

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Short Stories: Calligraphy Love Letter Kit

This Valentine’s Day, express your feelings in lovely longhand.

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Short Stories: Dry Those Tears Hankie

Inspired by midcentury hankies with secret messages, these silky beauties bear a message of support and encouragement.

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Short Stories: Bronze Rose Stems

Blossoms bloom and fade. The relationship that endures embraces the thorns.

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Short Stories: Night Sky Trinket Box

Bedecked with stars and destined to hold treasures, this small creation also carries a memory of childhood.

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Short Stories: Goddess Diana Cameo Ring

Was this beautiful ring given to a woman who had a child in June 1883 — a Victorian “push present”?

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Short Stories: Reliquary

This striking mixed media piece combines two traditional ideas — the reliquary and the tear catcher — to evoke grief, loss and remembrance.

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Short Stories: Steampunk Umbrella Man

A whimsical stumpwork embroidery piece is inspired by the technical charm of patent art.

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Short Story: British Pottery Shards

Washed up on the shore, these worn fragments hint at the stories of lost eras.

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Short Story: A Clear Mind Glass Sculpture

For its creator, this piece evokes the tranquillity of transparency and acceptance.

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Short Stories: Aynsley Nelros Cup of Fortune

This rare and collectible cup helped teach the art of tasseography — reading fortunes in tea leaves.

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Short Stories: Hand-Forged Garden Tools

The traditions of blacksmiths and woodworkers combine in a set of tools that transcends mere utility.

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Short Stories: Plum Pudding

This traditional treat involves many ingredients, weeks of preparation, water, fire and whiskey, but no plums!

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Short Stories: Isaac Smith Walrus

This folk art treasure was an accidental discovery at a Texas estate sale, proof that it pays to trust your eye.

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Short Story: Walnut and Brass Reimagined Menorah

A team effort and a few lightening bolts inspired the creation of a radically unique Menorah.

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Short Story: The Lonely Polar Bear

This haunting image evokes both simple and complex feelings, which was the aim of the photographer who captured it.

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Short Stories: 1920s French Guignol Puppet Theatre

This amazing vintage plaything bears the name of a French dentist-turned-puppeteer.

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Short Stories: Brass Petites Choses All-Holiday Wreath

The tiny figures adorning this wreath include holiday figures and a menagerie of fantastic animals. (And they were cast from antique candy molds!)

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Short Story: French Rebus Plates

The strange symbols on these clever dessert plates doubled as an after-dinner puzzle to amuse 19th century dinner party guests.

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