The Things We Treasure

Upcycling Old Jars for Self-Care

Upcycling Old Jars for Self-Care

For one writer, her painted food jars are mile-markers of her life—and reminders of how far she’s come.


The French Pottery I've Spent 30 Years Collecting

One writer celebrates the crocks, jars, and bowls that complete his kitchen—and fill his home with memories.

Why I'll Always Love Clotheslines

For one writer, a clothesline is a reminder of her childhood, her faraway family, and a sense of freedom now lost.

11 Design Experts Share the Meaning Behind Their Cherished Objects

From family history to cultural storytelling and racial identity.