I am an artist, designer, and preservationist who lives to be a light for the Lord and to save old houses.
A dumpster diving germ freak by trade and obsession, I love to take something neglected and turn it into something truly beautiful. Along with rearranging furniture and deconstructing 1960's "home improvements," going IN to Krispy Kreme instead of using the "drive-thru" is one of my favorite forms of exercise! Currently, I am restoring a 1910 Frankenstein of a farmhouse and a 1919 Craftsman Bungalow. Oh, and I have a tiny little shop that features vintage goodies and pretty new things for you, your home, and baby!
My brothers and I celebrated many a birthday at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor. It plays a huge role in our happy childhood memories, and those of our friends. In fact, a couple of years ago, my dear friend Cami, (whom we have known since she was born...and is like a sister to us) gave me a styrofoam Farrell's hat for my birthday. (Cami is a keen thrifter and found it whilst out on the hunt!)
Cami is the doll baby with the binky in her mouth....and today...today is HER birthday!!!
Cami, my oldest brother ~ the farmer, Joy, moi, and Joy's big sister Amy...helping me open a present at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor, circa 1974