A Collection Most Curious

March 19, 2014

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Our web stylist extraordinaire Ashley’s little bits of counterfeit cuisine find her as much as she finds them. She never goes to a flea market or a thrift store with a list in mind, always remaining open to the possibility that under a hat or behind a stack of plates, she might just discover a new miniature pineapple, a mouthwatering slice of cherry pie or a cheery ice cream cone dipped in rainbow sprinkles. Å“I have no willpower when I see these funny little things at a shop, she says. Å“They make me happy and what’s better than being surrounded by things that make you happy?

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Å“My idea of a relaxing Saturday afternoon is re-arranging my collections. I move them around and feature different themes on a whim.

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Å“My favorite food is consistently a cheeseburger, but I will eat anything, anywhere, at least once. When I moved to Philadelphia, I had a fabulous time taste-testing all the burgers.

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Å“I love the idea of cooking, but I’ve always had such a tiny kitchen that I would rather leave the cooking to the experts and spend my money eating out. But I love the aesthetics of food, hence the giant fake food collection!

Å“Even my cat, Donut, is named after a food! When I got her, she was named Alice, but she’s so not an Alice. She looks a bit like she’s eaten a donut (or a dozen), so the name stuck.

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