DORIS ANN CHRISTENSEN

Doris Ann Christensen’s love for the fine arts and appreciation for good craftsmanship initially began in high school, where she took music lessons, joined the choir, and enrolled in shop classes, and has only grown over the years. Her early creations include beautiful designs on leather belts and wallets and salt shakers made out of plastic. She proceeded to attend Eastern Arizona College, and when her teacher was promoted to dean of admissions, she became his secretary. Upon marrying her husband, Ms. Christensen moved to Washington and continued her secretarial duties for more than three decades. Although she and her husband both worked full time, they spent their free time selling antiques and participating in collectible shows. This eventually led her to open All That & Everything, an antiques business. She remains there to this day.

Over the years, Ms. Christensen has shared her passion through a variety of publications. She authored “Let’s Laugh” in 2008, “Road to Rhyme in the United States” in 2006, and “Violin Bottles, Banjos, Guitars and Other Novelty Glass,” in 1995, as well as “Violin Bottles,” and “Car Faces.” She has also edited the newsletter for the Violin Bottle Collector’s Association in both the U.S. and Canada.

​In recognition of her hard work and dedication, Ms. Christensen earned an Outstanding Citizenship Award from the American Legion and a Good Citizen’s Certificate from the Daughters of the American Revolution, now the National Society of the American Revolution, in 1957. Her achievements were highlighted in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, and Who’s Who in the West. She attributes her success to her husband.

Since her husband’s passing, Ms. Christensen has moved to a gated community, where she buys jigsaw puzzles and donates them to the community clubhouse for the neighbors to enjoy. Her other hobbies include collecting violin-shaped bottles and writing.

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