Despite how difficult it must have been for them to collect these cumbersome objects, I truly appreciate their story and passion, which is the root of all great collections. As many of you know, my passion for collecting lockets, cigarette cases and powder compacts is what inspired me to launch a business designing my own collections. I couldn’t have taken that step without the support of my business partner, who is also, first and foremost, my husband.
Some years ago, my husband Rod began to join me on my treasure hunting expeditions to flea markets, antique stores, estate sales and auctions across the country and around the world. Collecting eventually became something we did together. We’re both natural explorers in different ways. Though I’m definitely the collector of the two, he’s the investigator. Whenever I find anything, he’s quick to sit down and start researching everything there is to know about the item. We’re very fortunate that we were able to turn this fun couple activity into a successful business.
For the Huggins, a husband’s passion for collecting organically grew into something he and his wife could enjoy building together. Like anything else, if you do what you love then it’s a lot more fun. And if you can manage to enjoy doing it with a spouse, sibling, parent, or great friend then it can be that much more rewarding (albeit, not always easy).
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P.S. This week we’ve got a great lineup of stories for you, including a look at the colorful history of sapphires through the eyes of veteran jeweler Adam Heyman (read it in See It Their Way) and tips from a pro on how to choose the right digital camera for you or a loved one this holiday season (read it in Digital Memories).