Lola Nova

Business Description
Lola Nova aka Alexandra Smith is an artist, designer, shop owner, blogger and musician. Creating beautiful, useful items for life and home.
Portland, OR US 
Portland, Oregon,
United States, 97213 
Lola Nova now has a photo featured in an ideabook

Simple Pleasures: Digging in the Attic

Sift through forgotten things to bring back memories and inspire stories — and maybe even yield a treasure or two Full Story
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Ha ha. Seeing Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation in the attic. That scene from the movie is one of my favorite. I usually end up in tears looking at old pictures. We always hid presents in the attic!
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Attics are great storage areas - a temporary store for furniture, odds and ends, books and anything that just doesn't fit at the moment. Every January, I've boxed off the previous years papers, letters, various odds and ends, children's drawings, art works and scribbles and anything of interest including catalogues, headline newspapers etc. Clearly mark the year on the side and tops of the box and then store it away. Take it out again in 10-15-20 plus years time and it's an amazing step back in time.

Items which we think are commonplace and nothing remarkable today are worthy of wonder 20 plus years in the future. I've returned letters and drawings made by my now adult children and there's fascination, delight and the appreciation of passing years. Those scraps of paper that we tend to dispose of today could be very worthwhile as a memory trigger in the future.

Word of warning though - beware of hoarding - if it's not something you want to keep today or it needs to be retained for legal/financial reasons - bin it! Also be aware that attics can become quite hot in mid-summer, so be careful of storing papers and never, ever anything flamable or 'meltable' like record albums and singles!
10 hours ago   
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