Here I am in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, pawing my way through the boxes of Christmas stuff at a stoop sale. I found two glass beaded garlands, and the beads are in shapes I had never seen before! I’m wearing one around my wrist in the picture as I hunt down the loose beads of the other one from the bottom of this box. Did I dig out every last one? You betcha. I put on my best poker face so the guy who gave me the price quote couldn’t sense my glee.


Photo credit: Justina