Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday Marketplace

I'm a proud member ofTHE OLD FARMHOUSE GATHERING TEAM ON ETSY... a talented, professional group of artisans who create everything from Primitive to Shabby Chic, with an old fashioned flair!

Each Monday, I will be featuring a different member from this awesome team and introducing you to some of their great products and items.

Today's Monday Market place feature is:
Joan Minervini of ~Vintage Keepsake Trunk~

It's like taking a step back in time when you visit Joan's etsy shop. Joan features... Primitive Folk Art handmade, soft-sculpture offerings featuring Art Dolls, Home and Garden Decor, Holiday and Seasonal Decorations and Collectibles, all created with that time-worn look.

Below is a sampling of her items and a short bio about Joan.

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
I chose this name because I like the idea of searching and finding an old trunk in the attic and opening it to find vintage time-worn treasures from the olden days.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Since March 2009

3. What type of items do you offer?
Primitive Folk Art handmade soft-sculpture offerings featuring Art Dolls, Home Decor, Holiday and Seasonal Decorations and Collectibles, all created with that time-worn look.

4. How long have you been crafting?
35 years

5. Who or What inspires you?
I was inspired as a youth by my Great Aunt and Grandmother that taught me to sew on an old Singer Sewing machine. My crafting really took off when I was injured back in my 30's in an accident and was left in chronic pain and forced to change to a sedentary life style. Creating is Therapy for me and helps me to forget the pain and I thoroughly enjoy it!

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Probably my Art Dolls. I love to dress them in vintage baby clothes from the 1920's and each of them comes out different with their own personality.

7. Where are other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)?


Amy said...

Looks great!!

Alice said...

Joan has such unique, prim n shabby creations. Love her work.

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Hi Deena,
Great feature. I have featured your shops on my blog today. Please stop by and take a peek. :0)

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh, Joan does have awesome talent. I really love her work. Thanks for featuring her Deena:) Carol

Joan Minervini said...

Thank you, Deena, so very much for the honor of being your featured artist today! That is so sweet of you. Very nicely done.
Joan :0)