Nature Poet invites its customers into “Mary’s Old and New Shop”.
Stepping into Mary’s Shop,http://www.etsy/shop/NaturePoet, is like going
back in time as you view all the beautiful Antique items and Vintage Digital
Art Images, Cards, and Gift Tags.
Victorian Fairies Digital Print
It is not by accident that Mary has such a love of Antiques.
About 30 years ago, Mary began working for an auction house. There
she was able to buy and sell Vintage items for the retail division of the
company. It was at this time that her knowledge of all things Antique and
Vintage grew in leaps and bounds.
Vintage Shaving Mug
VintageRose BoneChina Tea Cup & Saucer
Since that time Mary loves to spend her spare time browsing and
shopping through antique shops, estate auctions, flea markets, and thrift
shops. She not only sells many of these items, but as she describes
herself, “I am an avid collector and a little bit of a pack rat”.
Vintage Digital Collage
Vintage Ladies Gift Cards
Growing up on a rural farm in Ontario, Mary lives next door to her
grandparents. Very possibly the Farm Print (shown below) could be very
similary to that which she grew up on. Also the Antique Book of the
“History of Ontario”, might give some insight into what Mary’s life was like
growing up in Ontario. Although they had no electricity, their house was
abundant with many antique and vintage items, many of which Mary admired while
growing up. This was the start of her interest of items from another era.
Digital Print Antique Book:History of Ontario
Being in such a rural area where one learns to live off the land,
Mary learned how to churn butter, doing laundry on a washboard, carrying water
to heat on the copper boiler, and ironing with a flatiron. It wasn’t all
work on the Farm during this time, as both her mother and grandmother were
sewers, where Mary began sewing using her grandmother’s treadle sewing machine.
Digital Print.Christmas Girl
Age of Innocence
Mary’s other hobbies include needlepoint, ceramics, and paper
crafting, all of which she learned from her mother. Possibly this love
Print of a “Victorian Bride” could have been her grandmother!
According to Mary, she loves when people admire her craft work,
and her collection of Antiques and Vintage items. I am sure many of which
were passed down from her grandmother’s farm. In the words of Mary,
“Making people smile is my goal in life:. Every time I browse through the
Shop of Nature Poet, with its many beautiful Antique and Vintage Digital
prints, I not only smile, but can’t wait to add to my collection of the many
prints I have purchased from Mary’s Shop. In fact a few years ago, as an
avid lover of her Shop and her work, I was fortunate to win five free prints
(any of my choice) from her Shop. I am very happy to have Mary as one of
our Team Member’s!