I had been an event designer for over 25 years and one of my favorite elements of design is to create a space that gives people a feeling of being in another place and time for a while. Many of my clients were on a limited budget and I enjoyed the challenge of finding inventive ways to create unique items for their special event. Eventually I started using these skills to create things I personally enjoy out of mostly upcycled items. I love all things vintage and travelling to find rare pieces. Finding beauty in old world things brings me joy. When I see a piece of what I enjoy come together into something I find beautiful, it makes me smile.