About Me

A little whimsy in your life is a good thing...J-GRITS

Hi y'all, my name is Jan and I'm so happy you dropped by to visit!

I am a Christian, retired educator, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt (JeJe), daughter, American history buff, antiques' dealer-junkin' girl raised in the SOUTH!

As a teen at my great-uncle's estate sale I realized my true love for antiques. The intricate needlework of the fine linens, the beauty of the polished mahogany sideboard, the stacks of old books, gave me an appreciation for well loved items.

Once married our first frivolous purchase was an antique ball & claw oak buffet with original back splash mirror.With no dining room in our small apartment we used it as a storage cabinet. Our first home was furnished with items from my grandparents' cellar and parents' basement!

My grandparents worked through the Great Depression and parents grew up during WWII; in my home SAVINGS was always the name of the game! Everything and I do mean everything was usable! As my husband has always told our children I come from a long ling of pack rats! I am not a hoarder! I recycle, refurbish, reclaim reminders of the past!