This is exciting to be here, to meet others who also enjoy collecting bits of beauty from the past and incorporating them into their homes.
I'm Tonya, homeschooling mom to 6 blessings. Our family (with my husband and children) live simply in gorgeous northern Vermont. One of our businesses is to make toys and home goods of natural fibers - mostly branches and wool.
One way I treat myself is to go shopping at thrift and consignment shops.
While I am always armed with a list of essentials that our family may need - such as jeans for my teenage son, I also keep my eyes open for a little something special to add a special touch to our home. I particularly enjoy hand embroidered linens. In my mind I imagine all the work that went into creating a particular piece. I wonder who the woman was - was she a farmer's wife that sat by a cozy fire at night working or was she a member of the upper class sitting in her fancy parlor sewing while sipping tea and chatting with a guest.
I look forward to meeting my swapmate and sharing our creations. Thank you Heather for organizing this!