Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Spotlight: Deb from Garage Sale Gal

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. 


Today please help me welcome Deb from Garage Sale Gal.  Oh, I gal after my own heart!  Deb is a sweet blogger who loves a good vintage find as much as I do!
Please sit back, relax, and enjoy getting to know Deb better.

 HI, I'm Deb, Garage Sale Gal and was asked by Susan to be a guest blogger on her blog. WOW, that was a surprise! So, here is a little something about me. I am a Christian, wife, mom, step mom, grandma, antique dealer, home decorator and bargain hunter! It is the "thrill of the hunt"!!!

 I have a son, on the right, daughter in the middle and future son in law on the left. Their wedding is this month!!! and my sweet grandgirl. My "children" are from my first marriage.

I live with my camera shy hubby in a 1955 walk-out rambler.  We have done A LOT to "dress" it up since we moved in 10 years ago. We bought from the original owners :)  We have put in new windows, siding, painted the entire inside of the house, new trim in some room and just last week, put in a new bathroom floor and painted the cabinet. We are DIY'ers!!! This is the living room which is a decorating challenge. It's long with open areas... The door you see above goes to the sun room.

This is the other end of the living room. 

Galley kitchen and very small dining/eating area. The wall on the left goes into the sun room. I'm hoping to take the wall down and make a huge eating area and a breakfast bar where the dining table is now..."someday".... My decorating style is all over the place. Hubby loves, not so much.

One of my hobbies is card making. I love paper!!! I have been making cards for MANY years. Blogging has helped me "expand" my ideas.  I have done many swaps because of being a blogger. I have met a handful of bloggers who are my friends! I never thought blogging would be so rewarding!

These are the furbabies. We have had Jack Russell's since 1994....we love them!!!

I'm a girly girl. I have been a "beauty" consultant, real estate agent, worked retail for many years and now sell "antiques" at 2 shops.I have been selling antiques for 20 years.  Hubby and I go to estate sales for most of our treasures. We could write a book about that!

I have tattoo's! I KNOW!! I have 3 roses on my right wrist and a frog on my left ankle :)   I got my first tattoo, the rose when I was 40!! I am the oldest of 3 girls.

Thank you, Susan for letting me be a guest on your blog! That was so sweet of you to ask me to share about myself.

Thanks so much for sharing with us, Deb!  Fun to find out that you have tatoos-lol! :)
Please visit her at Garage Sale Gal then head over to Kris's blog to read about Danni from Silo Hill Farm.
Have a fantastic day!


  1. Deb's home is so sweet ~ you can tell it is full of love! I really love her arrangement of plates in the dining room and those two doggies are adorable!

  2. So lovely to meet Deb and have a peak into her life and home!
    Mary Alice

  3. Hi Susan and hi Deb,
    that's a very cosy looking home - and pretty children! Best wishes to your daughter and your future son in law for their wedding, Deb! Oh, and I love Jackies - if we wouldn't have cats I think we also would have Jack Russell's...
    Hugs to you both and best wishes from (rainy) Lower Austria,
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  4. Good Morning Susan. Deb was a great choice. She is as sweet as ever. I have known Deb for a little over 2 years in blogland. Sweet family including her adorable fur babies. Too cute. Thanks Deb for doing Spotlight. It was fun to get to know about you.

  5. How fun was it to meet Deb, Susan. This should be a great feature for your readers.

  6. So much love in that home!! And those two dogs are adorable <3

  7. I have enjoyed meeting Deb. Her blog is now n my list to visit and see what she is up to. I can see lots of treasures in her decor I love. And the dogs and tattoos are just the icing on the cake!

  8. Hi Susan you always spotlight the nicest bloggers, thanks for the introduction to Deb. Sweet family and adorable Jack Russell's.

  9. Garage Sale Gal is a new one to me so I am headed over to check her out.

  10. Deb is one of he sweetest most generous bloggers I know. I enjoyed learning more about her...surprise about the tattoo's! Love it! I keep saying I'm going to get one, but I'm a big chicken.


  11. Your "Spotlight" is a great idea. I have followed Deb for quite a while and thoroughly enjoy her blog. She is a dear woman. I will look forward to your future Spotlights!!

  12. Your spotlight is a great idea!! You did GREAT Deb!!! :)

  13. Deb is a sweetheart! I am blessed to have had several fun meet-ups with her in person...I've so enjoyed meeting her and visiting her lovely home! Love this feature!

  14. Hi Susan, So wonderful to see Deb here in the spotlight. She is a dear blogger that I have had the blessing to meet several years ago when she won a swap I was having. I have enjoyed her blog and her posts every since. She is as talented and special as she is kind and nice.
    Hi Deb, so enjoyed your spotlight. Have a great week building up to the wedding.

  15. Thank you, Susan for inviting me to be on your Saturday Spotlight!

  16. Deb-That is a GREAT picture of you! You know I follow you and am looking forward to your wedding- well not YOUR wedding- you daughter's wedding! lol Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

  17. Thanks Susan for introducing Deb. She seems like a wonderful lady who loves her family and her DIY:) I'm off to visit her blog.

  18. It was nice getting to know you better Deb and getting a glimpse into your home. What a good looking family you have!!

  19. Nice to meet you Deb!! reading about you and your family seeing your very charming home! Thanks Susan for another wonderful feature...

  20. Lovely to meet Deb! Her home is very beautiful and i love her cards!

  21. I have had the pleasure of meeting Deb a few times when I went "Home" to Minnesota and when she visited Orlando....And she is just like her blog....A warm friendly person, the kind that you wish was your neighbor! But...Wait a minute Tattoos...A wild side lol!!!!!


  22. thanks for sharing deb's story, susan:) such a cute family and furbabies! --another great feature!


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