The Burning House Blog

Written by Guest Blogger Katherine Roettger

Twig spoon. Grandfather’s Timex (still broken). Family Bible. Champagne corks from important days. These items are among just a few of the responses on The Burning House, which poses the question: If your house were burning down, what would you take with you? The blog elicits these responses in both photographic and list form, with contributors snapping their most precious items in such diverse setting as outdoors or on a zebra skin rug.

Surprisingly rare are the practical answers, with only the occasional laptop, wallet, or phone being saved. Sometimes the sentimental and one-of-a-kind can be more important than the level headed or pragmatic.