Hi, I’m Dee, I’m a vintage lover , and believe that styling your home should be about what speaks to your heart, Most of my home is made up of found pieces, I love a good yard sale, estate sale, and I’ve never met a flea market I didn’t like. A fun fact is that my daughter and I competed on Flea Market Flip for HGTV,. Winning was great affirmation! My girl is my best friend, and if we lived near each other we’d always be figuring something creative to do. .
I believe that paint can be a girls best friend, I love all things animal and nature related, and feeling the dirt between my fingers as I work in the garden is one of life’s little pleasures. I believe that everyone is gifted with intrinsic worth, and encouragement goes a long way.
Creating a cottage garden is always my dream, and little by little I know that dream can be a reality on any budget, even in an apartment, one pot at a time. If I’m not in the garden, or crafting, you’ll find me in the kitchen where cooking from scratch, and baking homemade has always been a way of life. My fondest memories are of my daddy pulling up a bucket for me to stand on while he taught me to make pie dough, as he cranked out 100’s of fresh pies for his restaurant.
My love of gardening and flowers came from my parents who brought their ideas from their homeland of Greece, and made them come to life in Canada. My momma was the flower whisperer, with the greenest thumb, my dad always kept a large veggie garden, and I still think there is nothing like the taste of anything homegrown.
I can’t imagine a home without pets, we have three indoor rescue kitties. If I could, I’d probably have some chickens, a few sheep, goats ,and a donkey or two. I learned to milk goats as a child, and the smell of fresh mown hay always makes me happy. You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.
I am married to the love of my life, and I wouldn’t have met him if I hadn’t moved thousands of miles to follow my dreams. We love just being together, with our little family, and being a parent ,and grandparent is life’s biggest blessings.
Our home in the suburbs may have started life as a ranch style home, but my cottage loving heart has slowly transformed it into a home filled with cozy, cottage comforts, Thanks for stopping by, come any time, I’ll always have the kettle on, and a soft spot waiting for you.