This blog was the first I started back in January of 2010. I wanted a way to express how passionate I was then, and am to this day about antiques.

Since I was a little girl, my grandmother and her sister, my great-aunt took my cousin and I to the flea market on Saturdays. We would stroll through the aisles of The Guillard Auditorium downtown and if we were good and didn’t break anything, we would be rewarded with a handkerchief…or “hankie”. By the time we were in middle school we had quite the collection! Each Christmas, the same two women in my life, would gift each of the 31 grandchildren with a piece of sterling silver flatware- another collection that I still ave to this day! These small traditions were just the beginning of my love of antiques.

In the months that followed my December 2008 graduation from college, I was introduced to antiques in a new way- a more modern way that appealed to my creative side. Mom’s neighbors Miss Jessie and Miss Caroline both had homes straight out of Country Living magazines—oozing with charm and warmth and {antiques}! Thus began my love affair. I looked up to both of these women as if they were my older sisters and wanted so badly to recreate warm homes just as they had. Little by little, each in their own way, they taught me how to start collecting and my life and home haven’t been the same since!

> Q: Why are you blogging, rather than keeping a personal journal?

I blog about antiques because I think each old piece of junk is utterly unique and charming in a very special way. The stories behind them are incredible and all too often go untold. I want to share the old and new life of antiques with anyone who shares this love or even someone just looking for a new hobby!

> Q: What topics do you think you’ll write about?

On this blog, I will always write about antiques- when and where I found them, how they “found me”, their primary function and the many uses for them in the home, office, backyard and so on.

> Q: Who would you love to connect with via your blog?

I would LOVE to get a network of people who enjoy “piddlin” as much as I do. Piddlin’ becomes more fun when you have a group of friends to share it with! It’s also nice to have other people looking for the things you love in different places to help the search gain ground. It is truly incredible the finds people can score just depending on their individual eye and piddlin’ location.

> Q: If you blog successfully throughout 2014, what would you hope to have accomplished?

A group of people to swap stories with and  to go on road trips with in search of buried treasure!




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