So, here it is, folks! Our first Bloggers Love Friday and boy do I have one amazing lady to introduce to you all and kick off this series!
It is with GREAT pleasure that I introduce to you Michelle Hughes from Vintage Junky.
Here's what Michelle had to say about herself on her own cute, funky blog:
[I am] a somewhat 30 year old wife and mother of one amazing little boy. I have a weakness for most things vintage and am always on the hunt. I love historic homes.. especially cottages and bungalows... and try to create that character in our 6 year old home. I like to paint... a lot. I sell my restyled pieces and vintage finds at my little shoppe at 309 Hardin Alley in Spring Hill, TN. I also have a booth at Winchester Antique Mall in Franklin, TN that has even more vintage goodness! I love throwing great birthday parties and may go a little overboard. I love rainy days and a good book (or 3!) I love happy, glass half- full people, so stick around and let's see what kind of trouble we can get into!
How did your love of design turn into a passion?
I have been painting furniture since I was a teenager. There were some scary incidents with sunflowers and crackle paint! I think I really got serious about my business shortly after getting married and moving into our home. We bought a new house that lacked character. We bought vintage furniture because it has wonderful lines and better made than most of today's furniture. From there I started a blog. The blog needed a name and it came to me while I was driving to work one day. We were out almost every weekend hunting for things. We couldn't keep it all. So, I opened an etsy shoppe, then a booth, then some more booths and now I have my very own brick and mortar (siding actually!) shoppe.
What inspires you the most?
I think I am always inspired by different things. It may be a movie or a song or a time period or a book. I always think there is so much creativity and inspiration to be found from fellow bloggers and vintage shoppe owners as well.
|Seriously, are you guys seeing this girl's talent?|
What's the one thing that you wished people don't know about you that most don't?
I think I am pretty much an open book. I guess I could tell you how extremely messy my house is most of the time, but I don't really want you to know that! Okay, here is something... there is seriously not enough time in the day for me to do all the things I want to do or give attention to all the people I want. I have a really hard time balancing that sometimes.
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Is there a piece that you've refinished that you're stilll kicking yourself for selling?
There are several!! I had a couple of Louis XV armchairs that I loved. I spent a lot of time on them. A photographer friend bought them, so I am able to still able to visit them from time to time. I think I always try to come up with a place for all of my pieces. For awhile, I switched up my entry every week until I found a forever piece.
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How would you describe your design style?
I think this may be the hardest question yet... I don't know exactly what I would fall in.... I mean, I don't consider myself shabby chic even though I hear others say that. And, I am not really industrial. And I think eclectic is a little more traveled and colorful than what my look is. It isn't quite French or Farmhouse either. I guess it is a mixture of many vintage looks.
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So, each week I will feature a blogger that I love and admire. It's my attempt to make this blog world a little bit smaller and get to know some amazing people a little bit better and help you guys do the same!
If you're in Michelle's neck of the woods, be sure and stop by, shop, hang out for a while and if you're reading this blog head on over virtually and show her some love! You will NOT be disappointed that you paid her a visit!