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Greetings Treasured Buyers and Browsers!!!

Welcome to Jackpot Jen Vintage Treasure Trove...Where you'll "Hit the Jackpot" with so many cool Vintage Retro Antique Industrial Rustic Mid Century finds to choose from.

Antiques and collectibles flow in my veins. Ever since I could crawl I've been scouring estate sales and thrift shops with my Mom. My lovely Mom inherited the "eye" from her Mother and operated an Antique shop for over 30 years. I absorbed vicariously her knowledge and love of antiques. Once I flew the coop, I began treasure hunting on my own in the 1980's, when you could still find a sterling silver fork for 25 cents. Ah, the good old days before, The Antique Roadshow, Pickers, etc. Now the jig is up and we, as purveyors of antiquities, have to be on our toes. I love the thrill of the hunt and sharing my finds with you…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 16
  • Joined October 13, 2010

Favorite materials

Rust, velvet, old pottery, paint, metallic thread, architectural salvage, 24K Gold, Sterling, old maps, mirrors, antique photos, silk, barkcloth

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JackpotJen
HIT the JACKPOT with Jackpot Jen Vintage

About

Greetings Treasured Buyers and Browsers!!!

Welcome to Jackpot Jen Vintage Treasure Trove...Where you'll "Hit the Jackpot" with so many cool Vintage Retro Antique Industrial Rustic Mid Century finds to choose from.

Antiques and collectibles flow in my veins. Ever since I could crawl I've been scouring estate sales and thrift shops with my Mom. My lovely Mom inherited the "eye" from her Mother and operated an Antique shop for over 30 years. I absorbed vicariously her knowledge and love of antiques. Once I flew the coop, I began treasure hunting on my own in the 1980's, when you could still find a sterling silver fork for 25 cents. Ah, the good old days before, The Antique Roadshow, Pickers, etc. Now the jig is up and we, as purveyors of antiquities, have to be on our toes. I love the thrill of the hunt and sharing my finds with you on Etsy.

My Grandma was a huge inspiration for me. From poultry farmer-musician, to hat maker and seamstress, to wearer of sparkly and colorful jewelry. She really had flair and knew how to shine. I'll never forget an old B&W photo of her and my dad, dressed head to toe in handmade singing-cowboy-attire, circa late 1930's, a la Gene Autry.

I developed a creative eye from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1996 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Art, my MRS. title and a B-A-B-Y all in the same year. I love living with my family, including our 100-pound mutt on our ranch, raising teens, chickens, fruit and veggies, haunting yard sales/rummage sales/thrift shops (which makes my heart race) and creating art. All of the above makes me incredibly giddy!

My work is represented nationally in many collections including Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee and Kingsley/Kondos Gallery at Sacramento City College. I have exhibited my paintings, digital images and ceramic pieces in galleries throughout California, including solo shows in Sacramento, Arcata, Volcano and Sutter Creek, CA.

I love Etsy! My shop has given me a place to learn, grow and nurture my creativity. I don't really consider "Jackpot Jen" work, since I'm doing something that engages my mind, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. And did I mention that I LOVE Etsy?

I am a major collector of odd and unusual pieces. I love hunting in attics, basements, barns and back roads in Northern California for that amazing find. (I'm not allergic to dust.) I have a deep love for history, and I find that living with vintage pieces connects me to the past, and the people who were here before me.

I hope you enjoy some of the treasures I have discovered and created. I am a purveyor for vintage lovers and hipsters, both young and old.

Enjoy and Thanks for stopping by!

Jackpot Jen

Enter my vintage shop here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/JackpotJen
(at least one new item listed EVERY day! check back!)

Please check out my other shop: Five Dollar Vintage Gal, Where everything is just $5.00.:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FiveDollarVintageGal

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Check out a TV interview of Jackpot Jen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqs8ihgCXQA&list=UUVmfILsMmyjYoOzfB2Ft2Qg

Check out this great article:
http://www.examiner.com/article/hit-the-jackpot-while-holiday-shopping

Cheers!

Jenny
A.K.A. Jackpot Jen

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