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I am a 63 year old woman who was brought up on a farm in rural Ontario. My grandparents lived right next door and since they didn't have electricity, Grandma had many vintage items in her house. I loved the look of all the old things and so my love of vintage and antique items was born.

Both my mother and grandmother were sewers. I learned to sew on my grandmother's treadle sewing machine. I learned to iron with flatirons, heated on Grandma's woodstove. I have churned butter, carried water to heat in the copper boiler in order to do laundry and done that laundry by scrubbing it on a washboard.

Mom loved creating things and instilled in me a love of crafting. I do ceramics, paper crafting, needlepoint and many other hobbies.

In 1979, I began working for an auction house. I bought and sold vintage items for…

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  • Born on October 12
  • Joined February 7, 2008

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I am a 63 year old woman who was brought up on a farm in rural Ontario. My grandparents lived right next door and since they didn't have electricity, Grandma had many vintage items in her house. I loved the look of all the old things and so my love of vintage and antique items was born.

Both my mother and grandmother were sewers. I learned to sew on my grandmother's treadle sewing machine. I learned to iron with flatirons, heated on Grandma's woodstove. I have churned butter, carried water to heat in the copper boiler in order to do laundry and done that laundry by scrubbing it on a washboard.

Mom loved creating things and instilled in me a love of crafting. I do ceramics, paper crafting, needlepoint and many other hobbies.

In 1979, I began working for an auction house. I bought and sold vintage items for the retail division of the company. My knowledge of all things antique and vintage items grew in leaps and bounds during that time. It was a job that I loved.

I am an avid collector and a little bit of a pack rat. I love shopping antique shops, estate auctions, fleamarkets and thrift shops. I am never happier than when I come across a great vintage find...treasures in my eyes.

I have sold my handicrafts and vintage items locally for about 25 years and have now decided to extend my enterpreneural skills and sell online.

Nothing makes my day more than when someone smiles when examining my work or one of the antique or vintage items that I stock. Making people smile is my goal in life.

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