|AnnMarie from Musings of A Vintage Junkie|
Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger is a feature done each Saturday that introduces you to a blogger you may already know or a new blogger for you to get to know. This feature gives you a peak into the personal life of the blogger. Getting to know the special person behind the beautiful blog.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland so enjoy getting to know these talented bloggers each Saturday.
Happy Saturday everyone. This week I would love to introduce you to AnnMarie from Musings of A Vintage Junkie. AnnMarie is a very talented writer, knows her way around antiques and vintage treasures and is very strong in her faith. Please grab a cup of coffee and read and get to know AnnMarie this week.
I am so excited to have been asked by Kris from Junk Chic Cottage to write a post for this great feature. Thank you Kris!
|The beautiful view from the wharf on the Boston Harbor taken on our recent trip.|
Acts 17:28 ESV
28 for ‘In him we live and move and have our being’;[a]
This verse says it all, for all that I am about to share of my life is a result of having my faith and giving my life over to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
That said, I am at a point in my life where I am living it to it's fullest. I consciously live in the here and now, not what was, or what I want it to be. I believe I am right where I am supposed to be, doing what I am supposed to be doing.
In a way, I am living a second life. I married young and had two daughters in the 80's....Candice, now 33 and Jena, now 30. It was a wonderful time of my life raising my children in a 1900's farmhouse in the middle of an apple orchard. After being a single parent for years I met and married Frank, my Knight in Shining Armor. That was 19 years ago!
|This was on my day out for this past birthday in January.|
At age 41 I had our son Christian Michael, who weighed 1 lb.10 oz. when he was born at 28 weeks. He just turned 17 and is a healthy teenager who is crazy for basketball.....NBA, of course. He doesn't care much for college ball!
|Another favorite pastime.....eating!|
My life revolves around my Lord, my husband, my children, grandchildren, and my home.
Please meet my oldest daughter Candice, who is also my hairstylist extraordinare!
and my youngest daughter Jena....
It has been a whirlwind, in a good way, the past 17 years. Both daughters are married and have children. My grandchildren are Cassidy, age 10 who is Candice's; Chloe, age 4 and JC, age 11 months who are Jena's children.
|Cassidy with the flute I played at her age|
|Chloe and Jc|
Frank wanted me to be a stay at home Mom for Michael's growing years and I was fine with that! One of my passions is decorating my home and antiquing and garage sale-ing for things to fill it up.
I inherited my love of antiques from my grandmother Ga, who was my favorite, and I was hers. She did her antiquing in Europe and I was fortunate to inherit many of her gorgeous pieces. I still remember her house and cottage at The Thousand Islands, filled room by room with beautiful items.
My passion for antiques and vintage items has grown over the years so about three and a half years ago I started my blog Musings of a Vintage Junkie.
Another passion of mine is creative writing and I did do it freelance for awhile when Candice was a baby. A blog seemed like a great outlet to write what I wanted to, whether it be about found treasures, baking, my family or my faith. A month later I opened my Etsy shop NaNa's Things and I thought it would be a great place to promote that also.
|Sunflowers are in my banner because they are my favorite flower!|
NaNa is the name my grandchildren call me. I remember always referring to my grandmother's things as Ga's Things. It seemed to work for the feeling I wanted for my shop.
Once I started selling some of my things, I got really sad to see them go! My picking and treasure hunting went into full force to fill my shop with treasures that were not personally mine!
When I am not at the computer tweaking my Etsy shop or writing a blog post, I am in my garden in the summer, out pickin' or trying a new DIY project! In the winter I will be baking, decorating or painting another room that needs updating.
I love decorating outdoors and late July, early August is my favorite time for my gardens. They are pretty low maintenance so I like to change up the garden decorations every year.
|Those are Chloe's little feet in my garden!|
Besides all that, my husband and I run a Christian community theatre for the arts. We have done it for almost 15 years and our home base is right up the street from us on Main Street in the small village we live in, in the Finger Lakes area of Upstate New York. It is called Impact Theatre and my husband directs the drama troupe, The In Your Face Players. I am the woman behind the man in this venture!
I will close with a few random facts about me:
*I am a middle child....did you know that National Middle Child Day was August 12th?
*My favorite movie of all time is Wizard of Oz
*My favorite color is Aqua, with Red as a second
*Fall is my favorite season
*Baking is a passion of mine. I am known far and wide for my biscotti ;-)
*I love coffee and drink 4 cups every morning of Starbucks Blonde only because that is what my mug holds all at once!
I hope you can stop by for a visit soon!
Thanks AnnMarie for sharing yourself with all of us today. It was fun to get to know you better.
Have a great Week End everyone.