Little Journeys

Wants and Needs: Weller, Roseville or McCoy?

by Kate Nixon   During one of my many Arts & Crafts In August sessions last week, the idea of "want vs. need" came up as a potential discussion group topic, pertaining to the collector mindset. It was just one of many ideas thrown…

Who Is “Arts & Crafts In August” For, Anyway?

by Kate Nixon   Someone recently wrote to me, asking the question I get asked often: "This online lineup looks great, but who is this for? Aren't people back to "in person" events now?" To answer this question, yes! Thank goodness. Historic…

My Two Adopted Aunts

  It has often been said that you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your relatives. A few years ago, however, I chose two of mine: my now adopted aunts Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.     I never…

The Picnic Table

Editor's note: this article has been published previously and is now re-published due to the holiday. Date of original publication: April 19th, 2021.   Growing up in a small Illinois town meant that most of our time, regardless of the…

An Arts and Crafts Father’s Day

  The following Little Journeys article has been republished. Original date of publication: June 15th, 2014.   I knew it was coming. All I had to do was sit back and wait. The first came from Salt Lake City, where my oldest son…

A Trip to East Aurora

by Kate Nixon   For many of us, 2023 has continued to bring us opportunities for travel after years of…well…not being able to. We are quickly approaching the season where folks cash in their vacation days and leave the nest to travel.…

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