Dorinne's Profile

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Hello and welcome to Garden Door Studio!

My name is Dorinne, I live in the beautiful state of WI. While growing up my mother kept me busy during the winter by giving me craft projects to do, 40 years later I was able to put it to good use when I was forced into an early retirement due to illness. Since I have so much time on my hands, I decided it was the perfect time to start the business I have dreamed of since childhood. I have collected and inherited all kinds of goodies over the years and quite frankly, I am running out of room to house it all!

From 2005-2011, I managed the Two Rivers Main Street Winter Market. I was responsible for recruiting new vendors, advertising and special events. It was a great learning experience and I have very fond memories of working with truly gifted and talented people. I was forced to…

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  • Joined December 5, 2010

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Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, semi precious stones, fabrics, yarn, beads, flowers, plants, urns, salvaged goods

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About

Hello and welcome to Garden Door Studio!

My name is Dorinne, I live in the beautiful state of WI. While growing up my mother kept me busy during the winter by giving me craft projects to do, 40 years later I was able to put it to good use when I was forced into an early retirement due to illness. Since I have so much time on my hands, I decided it was the perfect time to start the business I have dreamed of since childhood. I have collected and inherited all kinds of goodies over the years and quite frankly, I am running out of room to house it all!

From 2005-2011, I managed the Two Rivers Main Street Winter Market. I was responsible for recruiting new vendors, advertising and special events. It was a great learning experience and I have very fond memories of working with truly gifted and talented people. I was forced to resign due to illness, but the creative need is strong and I now work within my new limitations. The saying is true... if there is a will... there is a way!

I originally started off as 9th Street Jewelry, but this last fall I added home and garden decor, tattered treasures and vintage items and combined it all under a new name, Garden Door Studio. 9th Street Jewelry is still available for viewing on etsy, there you will find information directing customers to garden door studio.

Garden Door Studio is where I house all of my creative endevours. You will find newly crafted jewelry and fashion accessories, home and garden decor crafted from recycled, reclaimed and re purposed items as well as vintage goods, these include, linens, glassware, serving pieces and hardware.

Jewelry and fashion accessories are newly crafted, with just a few pieces crafted by combining old and new components. I have a fondness for Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, semi precious stones and antiqued metals, these are the corners stones of my creations. I create a variety of collections with the Caribbean Collection being my best seller along with toe rings. There will also be some vintage and retro pieces of jewelry available. Fashion accessories include, knitted neck warmers, scarves, gloves, belts and hats. This category evolves for each season, it's fun to keep up with the fashion trends!

I create home decor for the seasons as well. For these, I sift through thrift stores and garage sales to find things that just need a little time and attention to make them useful again. I call these items "Tattered Treasures". I live by the motto 'reduce, reuse and recycle'. I kinda have a soft spot for things no one else wants, I feel that most things that are discarded still have a purpose and it's my job to find out what that purpose is! I delight in finding scraps of this and that and putting them together to make something new, or sometimes a piece needs a little fixing to make it whole again. Either way the goal is to bring new life to old materials. I also have a fascination for vintage items, bar ware, linens, aprons, clocks, lamps and the list goes on.

I am happy to announce that my son has added a new line to our offerings. He has been producing leather bracelets in a variety of styles and finishes. They have been a huge success at the Market and both men and women are purchasing them. I am thrilled to have on my team!

I hope you enjoy what Garden Door Studio has to offer. My goal is to provide a unique shopping experience for our Etsy shoppers. Please follow along at: www.gardendoorstudio.com. There you will find out where I will be and what I am up to!

Thanks for your time today and I look forward to serving you!

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