I have a few possessions that make me happy, and that remind me of someone or someplace.
This glass clown is from Switzerland. I was the ring-bearer at age 4 or 5 in a wedding at Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia. The bride and groom honeymooned in Europe and brought this back to me as a gift.
From Aunt Esther. This hand-painted pitcher now sits on top of her china cabinet, now in my dining room.
I have several cloisonné pieces I picked up outside of Beijing.
An incense burner I bought in London at the Portabello Road market one weekend.
And this Seth Thomas clock has been my family for generations.