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Deanna Dahlsad

Deanna Dahlsad was raised in a family of antique collectors and dealers. Her childhood was filled with the obligation to wake early on weekends and dig through the tossed-away bits of other peoples’ lives. Happily, she was able to use these skills in the service of her own collecting interests.

The only thing she loves more than collecting — and her family — is talking-err, writing (nearly anything but bios for herself); in the guise of antique dealer and writer, she has found a way to justify both her obsessions with objects and her unnatural appreciation for discussing them.

Any rumors that she found her husband, Derek, at a thrift shoppe are unfounded.

She runs Inherited Values (yup, another collecting website), Kitsch Slapped (a feminist look at pop culture, past, present &, sometimes, future) and Ululating Undulating Ungulate (an art site) — among others.

She can be reached at deanna@collectorsquest.com.

Deanna's Recent Posts

Paper Dolls Which Jump For Joy

Many people may not consider paper dolls to be true ephemera because they were items purchased with the idea of keeping them. But because they are made of paper, they are fragile... more

Any Day Can Be Valentine’s Day For Collectors

Any time a collector finds another item to add to their collection it’s a moment to love. But adding antique and vintage Valentines into your collection can turn that moment into a... more

Sew In Love Part Two: More Vintage Needlecraft Boxes & Kits

Even as the home sewing machines became more affordable and, therefore, gained in popularity, sewing baskets and boxes were not completely replaced by the drawers on sewing machine tables and desks. Up... more

Sew In Love With Vintage Sewing Boxes & Baskets

Along with cooking, there’s been another big return to other domestic arts in the large cultural swing to do-it-yourself or DIY movement which includes sewing and needlecraft. This has brought about an... more

Vintage Beauty Collectible: The Tweaker

Walking through an antique mall, I spotted this display “for the woman who has everything.” Now, I don’t have everything; but like many people, I’m vain enough to wish for what those... more