Monica McLaughlin, a jewelry enthusiast, writes Dearest, a Substack that delves into the history, craftsmanship, and big stories behind our tiny, precious objects.
Monica is (a) the best and (b) Dearest is such a treat for the eyes, the brain and the heart.
I hope literally everyone on Substack goes to sign up, right now, right this second. They won't regret it.
(I mean, come on - vampire killing kits? https://dearest.substack.com/p/vampire-killing-kits-a-dutch-ear What's not to love?)
I know a woman who was able to retire early from a corporate job she hated by scouring thrift shops for antiques - a little jewelry and a lot of Italian pottery - and then re-selling them on etsy! Keep sharing your joy through jewelry!
Great to see your interview, Dearest deserves the attention!
So happy to read this! It's always a good day when Dearest arrives in my inbox.
This is the embodiment of good storytelling!
So interesting and thought provoking. Thanks 😊 for sharing.
Thanks for sharing. Sooo interesting!
This is so great! Dearest is one of my fave newsletters!
Coming from a storyteller I love that this ultimately about stories. So different. Glad to know about you!
Dear editors, please feel free to share any or all of my comments with your subscribers. I know my words aren't very worthy, however the passion in their thought is definitely there. I believe whole heartedly in my statements. I am human and have made many bad mistakes in my life but this is not one. Signed
Patrick Curvin Paules from Connecticut.
Despite having no knowledge of the antique scene (and only a passing knowledge of jewellery, tbh, mostly informed by Claire's Accessories in the late 00s) I've been signed up to Dearest for a while now (it was recommended via another Substack, though I can't remember which one unfortunately.)
You can tell Monica's interest in and love for the subject matter as it oozes through every email she writes! Thanks for this interview with her, I loved the peek behind the scenes - I've just sent it round to my email list as the recommended read of the week :) x
Cor! Just subscribed.
Great work. I love jewelry
Not gonna lie, I discovered it now, and took an instant liking...........
I love jewelry and Dearest!