I am a newlywed and my husband, Stefan, and I recently purchased a fixer-upper in Arlington, MA which now consumes all my DIY energies.
My pleasures outside of work only tangentiallyÂ revolveÂ around the computers I work on all day at work. Â I do enjoy a good scripting problem and I love to play with photoshop and other fancy software but I find that computers can often be too abstract to be rewarding. Â Creating physical objects and finding physical treasures offer me a more immediate reward to supplement the long-term rewards of my day job.
My mother has paved the way for me in the crafting and antiquing world. Â She sold Teacup Birdfeeders and Christmas Wreaths at craft shows as well as kept a booth at a local antique mall. Â She has been taking me to garage and estate sales since I could remember. Â It seems natural to continue. Â Moving to New England, I have found a whole new world of antiques. Â Things last longer without the humidity of the south east and the houses and towns are older with more cool old stuff than most of the places I have lived.
As I continue to hunt for treasure in the forgotten corners of basements and carve beauty out of seemingly ordinary objects, I desire to share my experiences with others. Â Not as a guide but more as an inspiration. Â I hope to share my experiences with my readers and I hope my readers will respond to those experiences and share their own.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my humble attempt at communicating my ideas and I welcome your feedback and support.