Hi, everyone! Kris from Junk Chic Cottage and I wanted to do a regular feature on our blogs, something unique that hasn't been done before. So we came up with an idea to 'spotlight the real life behind the blogger' in a more personal way.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland, and we thought it would be fun to bring you a closer look at the person behind the blog.
Every week on Saturday we will spotlight a blogger and have them tell us a little bit about themselves and their blogs. You will be able to see and read about each of the bloggers on both Kris's and my blog.
I'm pleased to have Donna from Distressed Donna Down Home as my guest today. Donna is a kindhearted blogger who shares my love of hunting for good junk, selling some of said good junk, and of course keeping some good junk! She has a fun, original style, and I love her quirky sense of humor! Please sit back, relax, and enjoy getting to know Donna better.
I am Donna from Distressed Donna Down Home
I started blogging in April, 2012, when I realized how much I missed daily journaling with my students.
I taught for 22 years and have had booths in antique malls since 1998.
The real Distressed Donna is a small statue I rescued from the roadside many years ago. She stands in the container garden at the end of the driveway.
Many of you know I am a Rust Goddess whose purpose in life is to thrift, buy excessive amounts of vintage goodies, and paint furniture.
I love my husband of 34 years - I had to chase him down, but I caught a good one.
I love my pets.
I love our home in South Carolina.
I love Horror Monster, my craft stash. Here he is in all his glory.
I collect and decorate with body parts.
No, really I do!
Frozen Charlottes, tiny German dolls from the 1880's, are my favorites, but I have antique doll heads, arms, legs, glove molds ...
Well, you get the picture.
(I even have a large crock once used at a local medical college to hold body parts in the anatomy department - it holds kindling now.)
Now for things you may not know about me.
I used to carve stamps and still do on occasion.
This one was published in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine.
I collect old photos - of my family and of other people's families.
This is one of my favorites of my mother and grandmother walking down the street. My grandmother was appalled the street photographer took it in front of a bar.
Even though you see many cottage-y items on my blog, my home is an eclectic mix of vintage and primitives.
I collect folk art and outsider art.
The funky chicken dough bowl is a piece by Ernest Lee, a well-known South Carolina outsider artist.
The student pottery birdhouse I call Teddy Roosevelt is one of many student pieces I have. Most of them heads, of course!
To my husband's utter dismay, I am not afraid to tackle huge redecorating projects - often in the middle of the night.
Four years ago I ripped all the carpet out of the living and dining rooms, painted, refinished the floors, and moved all the furniture around.
SSSH! Don't tell Chucks I have ideas for the kitchen.
When I am not thrifting, painting, redecorating, hunting for rust, or playing with the pets, I like to work with assemblage art pieces.
One of my pieces - An Angel Bound.
I better go before I reveal too much about myself.
I do like being a woman of mystery.
Thanks again, Susan and Kris!
Come over and visit any time.
Donna, thanks so much for sharing with us today! I love old dolls and doll parts, too (even though my hubby thinks they're creepy!) and I love your creation 'An Angel Bound'!!
Please visit Donna at Distressed Donna Down Home then head over to Kris's blog to read about Mary from My Dogs My Garden and Mary.
Have a wonderful day!