My son Austin lives with his Dad and Grandma Nini in Walnut Creek. She has one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. Not just because it is pretty, but because of all the love that went into creating it... His grandparents bought the property in the 1950's and raised a large family here. Gardening was Papa's passion, and he would spend hours puttering in his garden. He is gone now, but Austin's dad takes care of the garden, and it thrives, a lasting legacy to all the love Nini and Papa and their family have put into it through the years.
I'm a self Proclaimed Art Junk Gypsy. I live in the beautiful Napa Valley. I spend a lot of time trudging through thrift stores and antique shops looking for hidden treasures. I have been spotted all over the country, scrounging, dumpster diving and sidewalk shopping (picking through the trash on the sidewalk on big neighborhood clean up days). There is no trip too far for the Art Junk Gypsy. From upcycling fashions and jewelry to reuse crafts and furniture makeovers... if its crafty, old, shabby, rusty or sparkly, I can't resist it. My current passion is jewelry making. I love to travel with my Spaniard, exploring places we've never been, learning about new places, making lovely friends along the way.