Wanda from Just Vintage caught me and tagged me. Thanks Wanda. Now, I have to tell 7 things about myself. A whole 7. I'm a private person being the only girl with 5 brothers, so this is going to be difficult. Hey there's one...
1. So yes, I have 5 brothers. I never had to share a room, clothes, shoes or boyfriends, with a sister. I was the apple of my daddy's eye and I never really appreciated that until I had a daughter of my own and realized the special bond between a father and a daughter. Now my daddy is the apple of my eye.
I thought I would have a theme for my next 6. So here are some random facts about how I came to love antiques.
2. When my younger brother #4 was born, the house that we lived in was too small for a family of 7 so we moved. Since I was the age of 4 I grew up in a historically significant old house. It was built in the 1700's and was a stop on the Underground Railroad. It was magical to play in the basement and root cellar, stone barn foundation, make a play house in the chicken coupe, and make haunted houses in the old attic. I couldn't understand why my friends thought my house was special. To me it was normal to live by fireplaces, even 2 fireplaces in the basement, and have servant quarters with back steps.
3. My appreciation for antiques and anything old started at an early age. I got a box of old clothes, jewelry, scarves and gloves from my grandmother to play dress up with when I was about 7 or 8. I still remember that these dresses were flapper dresses and rhinestone necklaces. That started my love for vintage jewelry. Oh to have that box of goodies again.
4. My father had friends that would go to auctions and bring him furniture. My father took anything. I guess that's where I got that problem from.
5. I went to my first auction when I was 16 years old. I rode my bike down the road (I had no car) and bought a box of misc items for $5. I had no idea what I was doing, ignorance is bliss sometimes. In that box was a ruby red depression glass vase that started my life long collection of ruby red.
6. I have never lived in a house that didn't have radiator heat or plaster walls.
7. I like the Three Stooges better than the Marx Brothers. I know this has nothing to do with antiques, but I just wanted to share that.
If you have been tagged, here is what is requested:1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog. 2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. 4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a post on their blog.
I would like to tag the following...
Swaddle Cottage - Dena
Somewhere in Time - Linda
Oodles and Oodles - Barbara
The Tattered Nest - Gail
Antekin - Dona
A Charming Life - Jennifer
Dreamer Jean - Jean