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It’s interesting that my creations should take the direction they have; not sure how you would classify it--vintage romantic? glamorous? -- as I am just a country gal at heart who embraces simplicity in all things. Yet my heart melts at most things vintage, like china, glass, silver, linens and lace, jewelry, even clothing. I have an appreciation and respect for survivors of those simpler times—so much so that I weep when they tear down a beautiful old building to replace it with something cold and modern-on the pretext that it is somehow "better" and old is "bad".

Since I’ve never had a budget that allowed me to purchase many of these “prettiful” things, years ago I started making my own. The funny thing is, I am RARELY the recipient of my own creations: they either get sold or given as gifts. But that is fine with me, as it serves as therapy while I am creating,…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 30
  • Joined February 23, 2013

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Beads, sequins, pearls, vintage jewelry, fabric, chenille bedspreads, dried flowers, twigs, natures bounty, clay, yarn

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About

It’s interesting that my creations should take the direction they have; not sure how you would classify it--vintage romantic? glamorous? -- as I am just a country gal at heart who embraces simplicity in all things. Yet my heart melts at most things vintage, like china, glass, silver, linens and lace, jewelry, even clothing. I have an appreciation and respect for survivors of those simpler times—so much so that I weep when they tear down a beautiful old building to replace it with something cold and modern-on the pretext that it is somehow "better" and old is "bad".

Since I’ve never had a budget that allowed me to purchase many of these “prettiful” things, years ago I started making my own. The funny thing is, I am RARELY the recipient of my own creations: they either get sold or given as gifts. But that is fine with me, as it serves as therapy while I am creating, and when it is complete I pass it along to someone else that shares my appreciation.
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