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Is there a difference beween a tchotchke and a keepsake? What's your opinion on this world shattering question? Members please chime in here?
Show us examples of tchotchckes versus keepsakes......
how many of you have a special bookcase or room just for your tchotchkes?
I think I once mentioned that my 88 year old mother although born in the USA spoke only Yiddish until she was five. She always called EVERYTHING that was decorative a tchotchkes. For her it was interchangeable more with a nick -nack. I guess I see it the same way as her.
To me a keepsake is anything I might keep close to my heart..a dried rose from a valentines gift, the Ritz Carlton robe a friend gave me, my childs first lost tooth.
To me, the difference is a tchotchke is something I keep but since it's only interesting to me, I keep it tucked away. A keepsake is something that I think others would enjoy seeing. Those I display on a hutch that my mother hand painted and is one of my most cherished keepsakes. I'm in the process of rearranging furniture but here is a picture of the hutch without the keepsakes.
you never give them up, you collect them because they are ugly to others but found a place in your heart, and yes i have my daughters first lock of hair and tooth and scan(when i was expecting) i think some of my family are concerned .... bought a porcelain goat/sheep thing today ..... all to keep
lorri the word keepsake is spot on
i have some at home and some on my desk (haha) and some in the office i keep my collection in, they surround me ............ i like your elephants
Thank you. I found the shadow box with a few tchotchkes in it a while ago. Since then I have added to the collection.
I really feel like a child when I find new things for it..and it's a good feeling. It brings back that innocent awe and wonder ...I'm amazed at some of these things. I find them quite beautiful and charming, too
Kathy, I LOVE elephants
me too real and figurines - must say my sheep is a little scary he has zombie eyes but i love him