I’m excited to tell you about a new feature I’ll be sharing here frequently! First, a little backstory.

If you’ve read about my story at all, you know that my parents were scavengers and collectors and that we traveled in our little gypsy wagon home all over the US, Canada, and Mexico finding special vintage discarded objects along the way. Because of this, I’ve always loved the thrill of a good find. About five years ago, I founded a new venture, a website named My Favorite Find, which was sort of like Pinterest meets Show and Tell. Anyone could join in and share pictures and the story of their favorite vintage finds. Sadly, the timing was poor, and faced with some life changing family medical issues, I had to shut My Favorite Find down. My family needed me more.

But, the idea has always stayed near and dear to my heart and I realized that I can still bring these stories to life, just in a less complicated way, right here on my blog. So, next week I’ll be sharing my first feature and look forward to sharing many more. I’m calling it What You Found!And the premise is simple, I’ll be sharing your fun finds for the world to see, like another show and tell. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to start a new collection, enjoy seeing what someone else was lucky enough to find, or just have a happy little moment in your day, reading about something simple and fun.

Do you have a favorite recent vintage find you want to share? Email me and tell me about it and maybe I’ll be able to feature you too!

Here’s a sneak peek of Toby Rae, who will be my first feature next week. Stay tuned!


In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!