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I'm an original fourth generation junk gypsy. Finding and saving "diamonds in the rough" and turning them into treasure has been my life-long passion and obsession. Shortly after the birth of my two children, I made the choice to take a leave of absence from my 9-5 job and be a stay-at-home-mom. We lived in a very modest farm house that we heated entirely with a wood stove and wood that we hand cut and chopped. We turned the back 1/2 acre into an organic garden where we grew and "put up" jars and jars of everything you can think of and housed the food in the cellar in our basement to take us through the winter. I have always loved vintage and antiques, home decorating and fashion so I cut pictures out of magazines and would think of ways to recreate those magazine dream items from cast offs or thrift store finds. Being creative is a "family tradition" as my loving grandma T., who lived through the Great Depression, taught me many…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 27
  • Joined March 17, 2011

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victorian buttons, pearls, silver gold chains, lace, feathers, jewels, tiaras, brooches, crystals, pins, religious crosses pendants rosaries, keys, vintage antique jewelry

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About

I'm an original fourth generation junk gypsy. Finding and saving "diamonds in the rough" and turning them into treasure has been my life-long passion and obsession. Shortly after the birth of my two children, I made the choice to take a leave of absence from my 9-5 job and be a stay-at-home-mom. We lived in a very modest farm house that we heated entirely with a wood stove and wood that we hand cut and chopped. We turned the back 1/2 acre into an organic garden where we grew and "put up" jars and jars of everything you can think of and housed the food in the cellar in our basement to take us through the winter. I have always loved vintage and antiques, home decorating and fashion so I cut pictures out of magazines and would think of ways to recreate those magazine dream items from cast offs or thrift store finds. Being creative is a "family tradition" as my loving grandma T., who lived through the Great Depression, taught me many things as I was growing up such as to sew, make snow ice cream, braided rugs from wool scraps, hand roll noodles, and how to transform furniture with a coat of buttermilk paint, just to name a few... She also taught me to take time to smell the roses and to treasure all of the wonderful free beautiful moments in life and nature. My values include respect the past, respect my elders, respect and love the earth, don't be judgmental, and to love and be kind to one another.

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