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    In every family, someone ends up with “the stuff.” It is the goal of The Family Curator to inspire, enlighten, and encourage other family curators in their efforts to preserve and share their own family treasures.

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    A Christmas Gift: Shades of the Departed Toys Issue


    Shades of the Departed: Toys

    Editor/Publisher has donned her tiara to announce the Christmas 2013 issue of Shades of the Departed Magazine: Toys. Read your free copy here and Merry Christmas to all! Thank you once again, footnoteMaven, for a wonderful holiday gift!

    P.S. Miss Penelope Dreadful's Irish cousin Dervla Dreadful has provided a most charming contribution to Toys . Clearly, spinning tales runs in the family. 

    Table Of Contents

    On The Cover Of Shades
    The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe - Editor

    Dressed To The Nines
    The Well Dressed Doll - Maureen Taylor

    Watch The Birdie
    Toys Used As Accessories In Photographic Studios - Brett Payne

    Toys, Family Stories, & Junk Piles - Caroline Pointer

    Appealing Subjects
    The Appeal of Toys - Craig Manson

    Queen Victoria’s Dolls
    Wooden and Paper - fM

    Dervla “Dare” Dreadful
    A Dreadful Adventure - A Doll’s Story

    The Healing Brush
    Use Your Imagination - Janine Smith

    An iAncestor Christmas
    All I Want For Christmas - Denise Barrett Olson

    The Toy Shop Album
    Toys In Old Photos

    Protecting An Antique Book - Denise Levenick

    The Last Picture Show
    Elijah B. Core - Children’s Portrait Specialist

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