Trinket, useless sentimental stuff filling up your book cases and counter space, miscellaneous items collected and set out to enhance your decor, stuff you should probably box up or sell in a garage sale, things kids take when their parents pass away because it reminds them of good times past.
A tchochki could be: Grandma's collection of mini spoons from around the country, mini statues (Lladro), little bowls of stuff for people to look at, figurines, doilies etc.
by Wheelwolf December 22, 2008
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