a 1950s christmas.

i spent some of the holidays in a small canadian town, madoc
with one of the biggest antiquers i've ever met!
ninety percent of her christmas ornaments are from the 1950s or earlier.

(more here)

among her various other collections,
she loves old photographs of people she has never met.
she told me she finds them mysterious, and collects them in an album.
(some even hang on her wall...)

i remember being terrified of the photographs on her walls when i was growing up; the eyes of each person seemed to watch me wherever i went. but after listening to her stories of how she found each photograph, and what each one meant to her, i realized how unique and fascinating her collection really is.