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Location Ontario, Canada
Introduction I am a long time lover of thrifting. My Dad took me to my first country auction sale when I was five. I remember bidding on and buying a rancid red lipstick and a chocolate box full of vintage (this was 1965) rhinestone broaches for 25 cents. BOY! If I had those broaches now!! Actually...I may have them somewhere hiding in a box!!! I love anything vintage, especially if it has a rose design on it. I collect a bit of everything. My decorating theme is "shabby romantic victorian cottage chic"!!! We live in a Tudor style house nestled in a maple grove. I am married to my best friend, Tim, for twenty-seven years. We have two wonderful children, Wes and Ali and a 13 year old neurotic poodle-mutt named Honey. I sew, knit, crochet and like to fix things (lamps!!) and refinish furniture. I love gardening with perennials and vegetables.
Interests Gardening, Reading, Thrifting, Junking, Sewing, Victoria Magazine (I own the entire collection!) Refinishing old furniture and lamps, Collecting old rose china, Collecting McCoy Pots, Collecting vintage jewellry.
Favorite Movies Love Actually, Remains of the Day, Howard's End, Hope Floats, Practical Magic, Under The Tuscan Sun, A Good Year, Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Favorite Music Classical...Rachmaninov, Modern Classical...Il Divo, Jazz...Michael Buble, Diana Krall, Van Morrison
Favorite Books Anna Karenina, War and Peace, Anything by Nicholas Sparks, Anything by Jan Karon, Anything by Anita Shreve, Anything by Joanna Trollope, Anything by Maeve Binchy, Anything by Rosamund Pilcher