This is a cool ashtray...

Not long ago I was with my mother at her annual garage sale and found a boxed ashtray from the company "Doral". I don't smoke, but I found this little packaged ashtray to be interesting.
For some reason at that exact moment, everything around me screamed to be touched and examined....it was as if I was blind and suddenly could see all of the history on those tables.

Thus began my insatiable curiosity with 20th century vintage items. My collection is mainly glassware and ceramics but I plan on expanding through the generations to include unique and rare items including books and coins. My biggest motivator? Understanding how each piece was used as it was originally intended and how, over the years, we have evolved those pieces to fit our changing culture.