I am Michele, a creator and a collector of cool vintage items. I live in Connecticut with my wonderful family, our Newfoundland dog, Ela, two overly-friendly cats, and a backyard speckled with goats and chickens. I love this location and the changing seasons, especially in October. We live in the country, but are only one hour from all the hustle and bustle of New York City! I have a terrific husband/best friend and I'm a Mom to three fabulous kids! They're awesome and they keep me very busy! I have a BA in Anthropology and Sociology and love to travel, both near and far. I love the outdoors, hiking, biking, thrifting, nature, and rustic things. We are always dreaming and enjoy scheming up new adventures for the future.
My home is an old, very rustic converted barn. My walls are cluttered with rusty tools and could pass as an antique shop. I love my house, its huge cozy fireplace, and all of its amazing uniqueness! My barn is decorated to match the feel, which is why I am drawn to antiques and old, rusty, vintage items. If I find something I like and don't have a spot for it in my home, it ends up in my shop!! Vintage and rustic items are unique and perfectly imperfect!
After finding myself home with the kids, I wanted to find a way to work from home. Etsy has opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities I never knew existed! It is so wonderful! I still get excited with each sale or every time someone "favorites" one of my items or shop. It makes me happy that someone else out there actually likes what I'm doing! Etsy is such a wonderful community to be a part of! I'm so glad that I get to do what I enjoy and be home with my kids! I love being able to connect with people all over the world!
My speciality is making tumbled marble coasters and I love it! In my spare time like to find interesting vintage items, try new eateries, make handmade goodies, photography, and anything nature-related! I enjoy eating chocolate, the outdoors, beachcoming, quadding, hiking, camping, and taking walks. :)
My Etsy shop is called One December, featuring rustic chic home decor items. Please feel free to check it out! www.onedecember.etsy.com