Paperweights on view for all to enjoy

A beautiful collection of paperweights is now on display at the Richfield Senior Center for anyone to view.

Laura Willis has collected almost 300 decorative paperweights on her travels and has received them as gifts. Each is unique.

She received her first paperweight as a gift from her grandfather when she was five years old. She always loved looking at it and later started collecting them on her trips and at flea markets. Her friends have gifted her some from their travels around the world.

Most of Willis’ paperweights are glass and some are acrylic. They all have a distinctive figure encased inside.  Many are spherical and others have a distinctive shape. A friend brought her one from Italy that is shaped like a starfish.   

Willis gives some of her paperweights as gifts to family and friends and now she is displaying many of them for others to enjoy. They can be seen at the Richfield Senior Center Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ∞

Laura Willis is giving the community a
chance to see her collection of glass and
acrylic paperweights. They are on display
at the Senior Center, which is open Monday
through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Often glass paperweights
are spherical,
but they are also
made into the shape
of a fruit or other
items. Photos by S.