About Me

Hello! I'm Victoria.  Here is my story.
I love to create...anything and everything.  For most of my life, I painted, sculpted and lost myself in this creative world that was all my own and I loved every single second of it.  Then college happened. (We all know what happens in college). Then marriage and kids.  I lost that little crazy imaginative girl.  Although she was still there, desperately trying to get out, I forgot about her with all of the other distractions life throws at you.
     
You know life never goes the way you think it is going to go.  One day I found myself single with two amazing little girls and a pretty empty house.  I had two choices: be bitter and angry or forgive and move on.  I realized the only way I ever knew how to move on was to create.  The lost little girl inside me said "Hello, Old Friend...let us rediscover each other again."  That was the best thing I ever did for myself.  Rediscovering that creative little girl.

After I put myself together, I needed to find an outlet to channel my craziness (I mean creativeness).  I had a very little budget and a house that needed to become a home.  Then I discovered this whole new world of blogging.  These amazingly creative women inspired me to pick myself up and start using my imagination again. They literally changed my life.  They reminded me that I could be creative and make a beautiful and feminine home with old vintage furniture and pieces.  I took my two kids and went to every flea market I could find.  The girls and I were driving to different places so Mommy could pick up furniture she found on Craigslist.  By the way, Craigslist is the best thing since white bread white paint.  Speaking of white paint, I bought four gallons of white paint and painted my entire house.  It was the best form of therapy (and cheaper too).
       
Ok, enough babbling.  This is about creating a beautiful, light and feminine home with lots of love - all on a very small budget.  With a can of paint and some imagination, you can create a whole new space.  I believe that as women, we can and should share inspirations and stories.  I want to be that neurotic friend who tells you:

"DO IT! Of course you can build your own farm table.  You want to rip out your front yard so you can have a rose garden you always wanted? Absolutely! Let's do it!"

14 comments:

  1. Welcome to blogland Victoria! You will have many blog friends in no time. Your posts are lovely. I am also fairly new and hope you will join my blog if you find mine interesting. I too love creating lovely cozy interiors for my home. My husband and I are currently renovating a 159 yr old flour mill that we moved onto our property, into our home. We currently renovated an old railroad depot into our current home til the mill is finished. Check us out at littleputtylittlepaint.blogspot.com. stay warm.

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  2. Thank you Theresa. I love love the white beadboard walls you have there. I have been planning to do that to my bedroom. You are living my dream of renovating an old mill or barn. I can't wait to see what you and your husband are going to do to it!

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  3. Hi Victoria, I am new at blogging too and hope you will be one of the first to join my blog. Your blog is very pretty and I enjoyed your posts. Congratulations on your beautiful creations. The refrigeration project showed ingenuity and fearlessness, bravo!

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  4. Hola Victoria, what a joy has been finding you and the beautiful nest you are creating for you and your two lovely girls. Love your style and all the work you have done in your home and furniture, absolutely adorable!! This blogging world certainly is a good therapy.
    Sending you lots of love from Chile

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  5. Beautifully put! I agree, just do it rather than thinking of the past. Lovely to learn more about you ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie

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  6. You are inspiring Victoria and a creative & talented artist...so glad I found your blog. Cheryl Ann

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  7. Victoria, I also live in Western MA! Your home is magical indeed. What a lovely environment to raise your little girls in. God Bless, Denise

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    1. Hi Denise! Where in western ma?? Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Don't you wish there are a lot more antique malls in western ma? I have been looking for a little booth but no luck so far.

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  8. I just found your blog today. LOVE it and love your attitude. I am rediscovering my artistic side, too, since my divorce (as well as power tools!) and I'm loving every moment of it!

    Thank you for your inspiring blog. xox

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  9. Such beautiful words and works! Thank you!

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  10. Hi,

    I love the pics on your site. I saw a beautiful jewelled champagne coloured wedding dress. I really want to buy one like it for my vow renewal next year. Can you tell me where you found it?

    Thanks Aisha

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    1. Hi Aisha, I believe the dress is from Marchesa 2014 bridal collection. Good Luck!

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  11. Although you & I are decades apart, our lives have such astonishing parallels. I smiled when I saw your Waterhouse poster of Circe---I made-over a large armoire featuring that work. I'm an artist and author and bought my (dream) farm by myself and have been doing it over one piece at a time. :) Although I have a shoestring budget I manage to make elegant Euro-inspired decor pieces. Like yourself, no Prince Charming is needed here and I say that at age 65. :) Your work is simply drop-dead gorgeous and I salute you for all you do to create a lyrically beautiful home and world for yourself and your girls. ( I raised six children alone, I get it.) Love the pix of your beautiful girls and yourself. Sincere fond wishes to you and please keep creating beautiful things. Warmly, Susi Franco

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  12. Hi
    everything you have created is gorgeous! Your little girls are very blessed to have an amazing mom like you!! Where did you find your appliques for your bed?
    Thank you

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