I know a Good Thing when I see it. Over a decade ago I came across Martha by Mail and instantly became captivated by the beautiful & exclusive product line offered in that catalog. Shortly thereafter I began to collect passionately many pieces of glassware, earthenware, copper cookie cutters, etc., from Martha by Mail, not only to beautify and enhance my home, but to create, share and gift many Good Things for the people I love most.
Little did I know at the time that Martha by Mail would one day cease to exist, but alas, in 2004 the catalog came to an end. Many of the beautifully designed products became instant collector's items in a matter of months. I have witnessed many pieces increase in value and desirability since the catalog's closing. Truth be told, certain items are beyond my reach now, but nevertheless, I cherish what I do own. I also use and take very good care of my collection from Martha by Mail. It is my wish to share with you, not only pieces of this very personal collection, but also the many items that were produced for the exclusive catalog.
Look at this new page dedicated to the Martha by Mail label as a source and as a guide. For the admirer, designer, baker or cook, it may inspire you to create something new. For the discerning and avid collector, I certainly hope you find it informative & useful. I think once you revisit Martha by Mail (later called The Catalog for Living) you will agree with me that for the years it was available and in production, it indeed was a very Good Thing.