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Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday Marketplace - The Old Cupboard Door

Today I am featuring another one of the talented members of the Old Farmhouse Gathering Etsy group. Grab a drink and get comfy and read about today's featured artist and then check out the shops of some other members along the sides of my blog.

Todays' Featured Artist is Willa from The Old Cupboard Door
1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

The Old Cupboard Door. I love looking in old cupboard doors; discovering what treasure might be hidden there. I love the beauty of vintage cupboard doors and the history they hold. Just today I opened the doors to an old Hoosier cabinet in a local antique shop to see what was there. There was nothing there but I could imagine all the goodies it once held. The sugar and flour with their modern labels of that era. Sweets for the children and maybe even the old can that held mad money for the lady of the house.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

Since August 2009

3. What type of items do you offer?

I offer hand painted items painted on vintage pieces or wood cut outs.



4. How long have you been crafting?

Oh my goodness, it seems like forever. I have been painting in oils since 1979. I’ve been involved in decorative painting since 1992.

5. Who or What inspires you?

I’m not sure what inspires me. Ideas pop into my head that I can’t wait to try. It may happen in the middle of the night or while I’m driving down the road. I’ve even taken my note pad out during church and written down ideas and sketched out pictures.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

I really like the “Sammy’s Letter” that I painted on a sewing machine box. It takes me back to my childhood and the “Night Before Christmas” story. The thought of even a mouse like Sammy writing Santa his letter with such a child like hope is so precious. It reminds me of the innocence and trust of a child.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

PLACES TO FIND ME.....

I own my own pattern business called Aly’s Room at alysroom.com. I also have a blog, http://www.theoldcupboarddoorblog.com/. I hope to see you at some of these places too.

3 comments:

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Wonderful feature Bette! Willa's work is sooooo cute :)
Kim

Carol said...

Willa is an excellent artist. Thanks for featuring her Bette:)

Snugglebug Blessings said...

What wonderful quality craftsmanship. Love the salt box houses. God bless, cathy

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