Saturday, January 1, 2011

I've always been a creative person. When I was a little girl, I made all of my doll clothes and my relatives received numerous woven potholders on any given occasion. I loved creating. I once made a skirt for myself out of paper. Of course, I didn't go out in the rain.
In 1969, I married the love of my life, the boy next door. I worked as a nurse and he as a Financial Analyst. In 1976, we were blessed with our son James. Soon after our son's birth, our world came crashing down. My husband became totally and permanently disabled.
I suddenly had to balance my life with an infant, a very ill husband and a brand new house that came with mortgage payments.

I worked nights in my nursing profession, called for Amvet pick-ups during the day and delivered flowers on the weekend. It was tough, but I feel it made me a very strong person and I learned how to do twelve things at once.
In the Fall of 2008, my daughter-in-law told me about Etsy. I opened a shop and became hooked. I have always loved vintage and suddenly had an outlet to share the treasures I found.
I can stare at a vintage item - an old quilt or a piece of kitchenware - and wonder where had it been, who owned it and what story it secretly held.
Now, I'm a Blogger. Never thought I would be. What fun we are going to have! I can't wait to share my love of vintage with you!


  1. Let the blogging begin!!!

    SO proud of you for joining me in this "new adventure"..I'm looking forward to reading your blog, and seeing all the treasures you find to share with us!

  2. Hello Anita and welcome to the world of 'blog'. I loved reading your introduction - you really are an inspiration. I am looking forward to seeing what you find on your foraging and rummaging trips and to connecting with you on a regular basis. Lynnx

  3. Anita, your blog is just wonderful! Loved your thoughts about the good old days (and they were just that). Looking forward to more of 'Anita's Blog'. Oh no, now I suppose you and northernlodge will be after me to blog next, right? haha