The Green Shed - Giving the Past a Future
In case you were wondering how I got started...

Oh, where to start...
If you saw my "professional resume," you'd probably wonder how I managed the particular path my working life took. Dental Assistant, supervisory position for a major airline, a stint with a specialty advertising company, legal secretary, personal assistant, real estate office manager... each distinctly different and I LOVED each one! But I wasn't passionate about any of them. And that's probably why I'm not still in any of those positions today. A few years ago, when the housing market crashed, my full-time job as office manager for a local real estate office suddenly became part-time - and I needed to have something to do! And anyone that really knows me, knows that I have always had a creative side and a DIY attitude! I love creating pretty things and if there is something I can do/make/fix myself,  I WILL. 

I’ve always had a fondness for vintage things (hubby says "junk")…nothing too fancy or fine, just old, loved, worn from use. There’s something about holding an object in your hands that has seen so much time pass and been cherished by others. They have obviously had a past and I can give them a future as well. I look at these objects and see that they still have much to give, whether on their own or combined with other pieces to create something beautiful and much greater than the sum of its parts.

So, I had all these bottles that I had saved (read: hoarded), because I thought they were too pretty to be thrown out in the trash... and one day Gary (neat-freak, former military husband) said I really needed to do something with them. Of course, he meant throw them out! Yeah, like that's gonna happen. And... one thing led to another and I was off and running! I have so much freaking fun - whether on the hunt for "junk" or playing with my power tools or putting things together - it just makes me happy and if I can make you smile with my work, then my day is made. Because really, all these things I create have just one purpose - to make people smile.