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Adopting Nostalgia: the final resting place of second hand collectibles

In some ways estate sales are an intimate and nostalgic visit into another person's life. There is nothing like it and its unjust to equate "shopping" with rummaging through a recently deceased person's home looking for collectibles, or something unique.It's... Continue Reading →

Tell Me About This Picture

Historic photographs are such an inspiration for me. I rely on them while writing historical fiction in order to get a sense of the time and the details of daily life. There is something else too. There is a story... Continue Reading →

Been Out of Touch – Upcoming Projects here on Words and Pictures

It's been a while since I've posted anything here on Words and Pictures. I've been pretty busy on several projects but am finally back here on my blog to share stories of everyday lives. I am in the final stretch... Continue Reading →

Hoarder House Estate Sale (Part 2): A Tour of the House

I was so fortunate to work with Robin Caton founder of Found Stuff Estate Sales and Appraisals on this story.  Robin has been a full-time antique dealer and certified appraiser for almost two decades. She is an expert in art, antiques, jewelry and... Continue Reading →

Kindle Short Stories by Rose Gluck – Holiday Give Away!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! For a short promotional period get free kindle copies of my short reads on Amazon. (Literary Fiction & Racier Reads--Something for everyone on your list!) Readers say: "heart pounding drama," "extremely well-written," "hauntingly beautiful." Literary Fiction Selections: Circle K Peggy’s shift... Continue Reading →

Special Guest: Robin Caton Antique Dealer Talks About Running an Estate Sale in a Hoarder’s House

Robin Caton's Business & The Hoarder House (Part 1) I was so fortunate to work with Robin Caton founder of Found Stuff Estate Sales and Appraisals. Robin has been a full-time antique dealer and certified appraiser for almost two decades. She... Continue Reading →

Book Review & Author Interview, Alexis Rose’s Untangled: A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph

  Untangled: A story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph Book Review and Interview with Alexis Rose   AMAZON BOOK DESCRIPTION: Recalling her life, the author takes us on a journey of unimaginable abuse with continued explicit threats that eventually led to her... Continue Reading →

Preview: Behind the Scenes Hoarder House Estate Sale

I've been working with antique dealer, Robin Caton, for the past two weeks as she clears out the home of a hoarder with exquisite taste in furniture and a whimsical fascination with Angels and inanimate creatures. I follow her estate... Continue Reading →

Guest Blogger Alexia Montibon-Larsson– An Introduction to Author Rose Gluck

An introduction to author Rose Gluck: An Interview by Alexia Montibon-Larsson I met Rose Gluck on Wattpad while reading her memoir, What Remains Inside.  Gluck's story is a brutally honest, vivid account of growing up with a narcissistic and violently abusive mother... Continue Reading →

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