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Featured Seller: victorianstation

Feb 14, 2011

by victorianstation

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Linda Brown. I was born and raised in Ocala, Florida where I met my wonderful husband and have been happily married almost 24 years. We currently reside in our hometown on 12 acres which has been in my husband’s family for over 100 years. I love roses and pretty, elegant Victorian-style things. I’m also drawn to anything vintage, rustic or antique.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Through the summer I help my husband with our landscaping business. Aside from work, I enjoy gardening, cooking and photographing beautiful flowers, birds and butterflies. My husband and I also give home Bible studies to share our testimony with others.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
“Blessed Beyond Measure,” because I can look back on my life and see how God has blessed my family throughout the years in so many ways.

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What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade is very special, in that it has been handled in every way and you can touch another person’s work. Even if the buyer doesn’t realize the time that goes into the process of making an item, they can see the quality of workmanship. To me, handmade work is one of a kind — a product of who you are.

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When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I grew up around a crafty family — my mother was a great seamstress and made wedding attire and clothing of all kinds, in addition to being a cake decorator. I have many fond memories of my grandmother and great-grandmother making quilts together. When I grew older, I enjoyed decorating and designing and eventually, sewing. I discovered Etsy and decided to open a shop and list a few of my items. I was surprised how quickly it started to flourish and never would have imagined our products would be featured on so many blogs, publications and even HGTV!

How would you describe your creative process?
I created a pattern for my banners, sachets and pillows. Thankfully, I have a friend who helps me twice a week by cutting out burlap or whatever I need to get prepared for stamping and sewing things together. My husband is also very helpful — he prepares and addresses all the envelopes for me which saves me a lot of time.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
Rachel Ashwell! I love her shabby chic style.

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What handmade possession do you most cherish?
I have a quilt my great-grandmother and grandmother made together, one that I remember watching them sew. I also love the barn my husband built. I use it for photographing my work because it is a perfect rustic background.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
If my Lord hasn’t came back, I want to be happy, healthy and surrounded by people I love.

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255 comments

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage said 6 years ago

    How special that you remember seeing your grandmother and great-grandmother create a treasured quilt. Lovely story. Thank you.

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 6 years ago

    aww, sweet husband! i love that he helps you out with your shop. and he built a barn!? incredible couple!

  • tuckooandmoocow

    tuckooandmoocow said 6 years ago

    What a lovely rustic style you have! Congrats on the feature!

  • JRoseAtelier

    JRoseAtelier said 6 years ago

    I love your romantic style and your story- thank you for sharing!

  • dsbrennan

    dsbrennan said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work - love the simple, rustic style.

  • KeepEvolving

    KeepEvolving said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous and romantic!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 6 years ago

    Wonderful items. Thank you for sharing your story. And you do not look old enough to be married for that amount of time!

  • collectiblesatoz

    collectiblesatoz said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article. I too have treasured family quilts. Yes, it is great how blessed we are.

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful story and love getting to know more about the person behind the shop!

  • Floreal

    Floreal said 6 years ago

    Lovely story.. thanks for sharing. :)

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 6 years ago

    Very nice. :)

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Thanks for sharing a little about yourself with all of us. Adorable and beautiful shop!

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 6 years ago

    Very cute, congrats!

  • UneekDollDesigns

    UneekDollDesigns said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop, enjoyed your story! :)

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Love your story! Congrats!

  • TheMarulaTreeSoapCo

    TheMarulaTreeSoapCo said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Lovely work :)

  • Kankou

    Kankou said 6 years ago

    Love the romantic and rustic style of your creations! Enjoy the attention, may it bring you more success! :)

  • marthe28

    marthe28 said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story! May God continue to bless you!

  • penumbraimages

    penumbraimages said 6 years ago

    I also love everyting vintage and antiqued!! Congratulations on your success

  • roxidesigns

    roxidesigns said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Just saw your interview! You have such a sweet shop and style. :)

  • QueenofCuffs

    QueenofCuffs said 6 years ago

    Love this chic and not so shabby style. The selection in your shop is very pretty - and with beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing your lovely lifestyle that comes through so well in your work.

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 6 years ago

    Wonderful style! Congratulations!

  • kmariedesignz

    kmariedesignz said 6 years ago

    I love your products!

  • kmariedesignz

    kmariedesignz said 6 years ago

    I hope you have the great success here on Etsy!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Congrats on the feature! =)

  • studiopainters

    studiopainters said 6 years ago

    nice artwork.

  • GardenDaisies

    GardenDaisies said 6 years ago

    I love the combination of rustic, vintage, nature and romance in your items! Just beautiful. Congrats on being the featured seller :)

  • OfTheFountain

    OfTheFountain said 6 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful work! :)

  • thelittlereddoor

    thelittlereddoor said 6 years ago

    lovely interview!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    i like it all

  • Goatielocks

    Goatielocks said 6 years ago

    It's wonderful to hear about how our Lord blesses those who honor Him!

  • 22ndandChatty

    22ndandChatty said 6 years ago

    Very pretty. I love vintage too!

  • paintsquare

    paintsquare said 6 years ago

    I grew up in Ocala and my mom still lives there, so it is interesting to see someone from there featured on etsy. congratulations!

  • LaughRabbitJr

    LaughRabbitJr said 6 years ago

    Very nice - Continued success in life as we as on etsy!

  • diirvine

    diirvine said 6 years ago

    Such a lovely interview - nice to hear someone who recognizes blessing. : )

  • TheWishingElephant

    TheWishingElephant said 6 years ago

    I wish I could marry my husband all over again... I love your banners!

  • BellaRennie

    BellaRennie said 6 years ago

    A wonderful feature and I love your spirit and your style.

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 6 years ago

    Handmade quilts are the best. Very cool that you can use one your great-grandmother and grandmother made for a photo background. Congrats on being featured and wishing you continued success!

  • LaughRabbitDesigns

    LaughRabbitDesigns said 6 years ago

    Burlap and lace - what a wonderfully romantic look your items have ! Continued success - so nice to read a loving tribute.

  • Bumbleweedz

    Bumbleweedz said 6 years ago

    I love your outlook and your energy, congratulations on being featured!

  • JadieCakes

    JadieCakes said 6 years ago

    Love your story! I also share a love of burlap! Beautiful!!!!

  • nanioriginals

    nanioriginals said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and charming, love your style.

  • AmberGypsySky

    AmberGypsySky said 6 years ago

    Very nice work :) 24 years? Good for you! Congratulations on your lovely life and handmade success!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 6 years ago

    Linda ~ I can't tell you how much I truly enjoyed your story! Ok, I am telling you here {lol!}, but there's no way to fully express how wonderful it was to read and know where you're coming from {and going!}. :) May God bless you in all that you do.

  • thecareerscrapper

    thecareerscrapper said 6 years ago

    wonderful story! congrats on your feature! Here's to continued success! blessings to you!

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 6 years ago

    Lovely work, wonderful testimony! God bless!

  • TheSewingGin

    TheSewingGin said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured. You deserve it. Beautiful items from a loving person.

  • ccdoodle

    ccdoodle said 6 years ago

    Your banners are so cute! Keep up the great work:)

  • WellCriated

    WellCriated said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story and beautiful shop... Love it! Congrats.

  • madeforfun

    madeforfun said 6 years ago

    You sound like happy lady! Doing what you love, surrounded by family that helps you, and a spirituality that gives you peace.

  • johnnyvintage

    johnnyvintage said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Love your stuff!!

  • AnnointedBeauty

    AnnointedBeauty said 6 years ago

    I am so proud of you not just for your craftiness, but mostly because YOUR FAITH SHINES in this article! God bless you and continue to inspire others to remember from whence cometh all blessings! So proud of ya! :-)

  • NoFrump

    NoFrump said 6 years ago

    what a perfect featured seller for Valentine's Day :)

  • TatteredDelicates

    TatteredDelicates said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous creations and a beautiful story!

  • LauraMia

    LauraMia said 6 years ago

    Refreshing! I love your style and such a sweet story.

  • shopbobbi

    shopbobbi said 6 years ago

    thanks for sharing!

  • TashinaFalene

    TashinaFalene said 6 years ago

    Lovely story. Congrats on the feature! :)

  • silvertreemoondesign

    silvertreemoondesign said 6 years ago

    You have a beautiful style and vision. Your products and your displays of them really seem to reflect "you"...I guess you'd call that brilliant brand awareness. Congratulations on your success and happy life.

  • EminenceDesign

    EminenceDesign said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! I love how your faith plays an important part in what you do and how you live - keep up the great work!

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 6 years ago

    Linda what beautiful items! Wonderful interview. Thank you for sharing your story :)

  • inspirationalbanners

    inspirationalbanners said 6 years ago

    What a blessing to read your story. Congratulations on being a featured seller. Continued blessings to you.

  • postroadvintage

    postroadvintage said 6 years ago

    Wow, your work and story is beautiful! It was awesome to read about your humbleness and teamwork.. may many more blessing come for both of you :)

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 6 years ago

    lovely story :) you have a gorgeous shop - its filled with romance! congrats on you being featured :) xox

  • peartreeprimitives

    peartreeprimitives said 6 years ago

    I really appreciated reading your story, thank you for sharing.

  • KikiLaRu

    KikiLaRu said 6 years ago

    Wonderful, thanks for this look into your life and work!

  • CHutchney

    CHutchney said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful story!!! Your creations are gorgeous!!! And Ocala is the BEST hometown!!!

  • ILoveYourStyle

    ILoveYourStyle said 6 years ago

    I do love your style. You are very creative. I love everything in your shop. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your story!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 6 years ago

    love this!

  • bmused

    bmused said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful story! Your work is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on the feature!

  • WormeWoole

    WormeWoole said 6 years ago

    You have wonderful style -- enjoy God's blessings.

  • terrymillsphoto

    terrymillsphoto said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story, we just love to hear what others do with their shops. It sounds like you have the best of both worlds, your family and a business in your home. Thank Goodness for Etsy! Patti and Terry

  • Marvidrio

    Marvidrio said 6 years ago

    Very charming story and perfect for Valentine's Day:) I absolutely love your work. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • mandaleighf

    mandaleighf said 6 years ago

    Lovely... It feels like going back through time when I browse your shop! May you continue to be blessed in whatever your hands find to do.

  • lterrill9

    lterrill9 said 6 years ago

    Simply inspiring, beautiful work!

  • Stamposaurus

    Stamposaurus said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story and beautifully crafted work!

  • thanksloveart

    thanksloveart said 6 years ago

    Blessed be, such a divine feminine energy you have!

  • simplyobjekts

    simplyobjekts said 6 years ago

    lovely story. thank you for sharing

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga said 6 years ago

    This is everything I love. Each of your items is so beautiful and looks really well crafted!

  • realfaery

    realfaery said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • GoodTimeJunkin

    GoodTimeJunkin said 6 years ago

    Lovely, romantic photography. I love old quilts!

  • battysbath

    battysbath said 6 years ago

    Wonderful creations! I love how romantic everything feels :)

  • CharmedMemoryCollage

    CharmedMemoryCollage said 6 years ago

    Linda you are so talented & such a sweet person too. So happy to see you here & wishing you the success you deserve

  • vintagegoodness1

    vintagegoodness1 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful items! Lovely story!

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 6 years ago

    So incredibly refreshing to see this wonderful esthetic represented in an Etsy feature! Yay! Congrats on your success and keep up the lovely work :)

  • AntoinettesWhims

    AntoinettesWhims said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Great story, and lovely shop!

  • tiffanypalisi

    tiffanypalisi said 6 years ago

    I love all of your handmade items, esp my banner (that hangs from my fireplace mantel). Congratulations on your story (it's beautiful) and on being a featured seller!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 6 years ago

    Great interview and items!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    Love your beautiful shop and items!! So sweet!

  • Mylana

    Mylana said 6 years ago

    Nice interview and great items, I love the simple beauty!

  • Mylana

    Mylana said 6 years ago

    Nice interview and great items, I love the simple beauty!

  • 100applegate

    100applegate said 6 years ago

    I love the beautiful feel of your shop!! Great feature!! Happy Valentine's Day!! Best, Connie

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 6 years ago

    One of my newly "favorited" shops.....lovely and sweet. Congratulations on your feature!

  • BornAgainHandicrafts

    BornAgainHandicrafts said 6 years ago

    Praise God! What a beautiful testimony of God's love and provision! I love the truth in your last answer, too ("If the Lord hasn't came back..")! This is an answered prayer to see God glorified through Etsy! Thank you!

  • amyfine

    amyfine said 6 years ago

    lovely work

  • Cheydrea

    Cheydrea said 6 years ago

    I would love to see your barn. I love old barns. I lived on a livestock farm with old barns everywhere. Sounds like a piece of heaven where you are at. Sweet Blessings. xoxoxo

  • JaspersRomance

    JaspersRomance said 6 years ago

    Very lovely! What fantastic work and Blessed life! Congrats!

  • JaspersRomance

    JaspersRomance said 6 years ago

    Very lovely! What fantastic work and Blessed life! Congrats!

  • find4you

    find4you said 6 years ago

    Love your style!

  • Witchey

    Witchey said 6 years ago

    I love your rustic style. its so defined and different. you're totally unique. and, by the way, i love the dress you have on for those pictures. u look adorable just like your items.

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article and shop!!! Congratulations! :)

  • amberike

    amberike said 6 years ago

    I love your stuff. i think I will be buying some sachets soon!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 6 years ago

    love this shop. i think i will take one of everything!!!

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 6 years ago

    Congrats

  • BasahanAlit

    BasahanAlit said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story, beautiful pictures, beautiful handmade! I love you tiny blue eggs!

  • GypsyDreamz

    GypsyDreamz said 6 years ago

    Inspiring story and may God bless you as you continue serving Him! Congratulations!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    Woooooooah!

  • urbanheirlooms

    urbanheirlooms said 6 years ago

    A very sweet story! Your graciousness flows freely through your wonderful work. Congratulations!

  • JdeSignSbyJay

    JdeSignSbyJay said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being the Featured Seller! Wonderful story. :)

  • lillysshoppe

    lillysshoppe said 6 years ago

    Very Lovely!

  • ItTakesAMiracle

    ItTakesAMiracle said 6 years ago

    God is awesome. Good interview. Beautiful work.

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 6 years ago

    You make such beautiful items! Congratulations on being featured!

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work and beautiful story!

  • BonnieHarris

    BonnieHarris said 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful article! Your shop it awesome and it shows God's blessings. You make Ocala proud!

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Very nice products. I love the vintage style sachets!

  • Paper2Roses

    Paper2Roses said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Lovely story, Beautiful work!

  • Elenka8791

    Elenka8791 said 6 years ago

    I love all yours items. Shabby chic my favorite stile) my congrats to you!!!

  • heidispaws

    heidispaws said 6 years ago

    Love your story and shop! Congrats :-)

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 6 years ago

    Very Pretty Work...great article! Thanks so much for sharing and congrats! ;)

  • FrenchTwistPostcards

    FrenchTwistPostcards said 6 years ago

    Very nice, congrats to you!

  • marybethhale

    marybethhale said 6 years ago

    sweet people and a very pretty shop :)

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 6 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous work. I love the nests with the blue Robin eggs.

  • tripperdungan

    tripperdungan said 6 years ago

    That's pretty sweet. A new look at "classic".

  • buttonandthimble

    buttonandthimble said 6 years ago

    I love your work! You mix together history and beauty so wonderfully. Congrats!!

  • hermanngirl

    hermanngirl said 6 years ago

    My grandmother was also a remarkable seamstress. She used to make clothes for me when I was a little girl and I thought it was magic. :) She handed down her sewing skills to my mother, who made quilts until she got multiple sclerosis. Now, it's my turn to carry it on. :)

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 6 years ago

    Lovely story. Congrats!

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 6 years ago

    lovely feature!!!

  • stepbackink

    stepbackink said 6 years ago

    The wedding picture is beautiful :)

  • filofashion

    filofashion said 6 years ago

    Congrats !! So beautiful and romantic !!

  • meowadays

    meowadays said 6 years ago

    I feel like god has a little something to do with the success of my shop as well...

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 6 years ago

    Lovely article!! Beautiful shop and style!! Thank you for sharing your story!

  • e5jewel

    e5jewel said 6 years ago

    Congats on your feature! Love the natural beauty in your work, and your faith is in the forefront of it all- so beautiful. Blessings to you

  • LoveYouSo

    LoveYouSo said 6 years ago

    very nice!

  • TheScarletSageTree

    TheScarletSageTree said 6 years ago

    Linda, your work is just so exquisite and delightful! I love it all - the birdnest sachets & clothespins, the toile hearts, the vintage bicycle sachet... simply lover-ly! And Happy Valentine's to you and your husband, may the Lord continue to bless you beyond measure :)

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier said 6 years ago

    Oh, how beautiful and great interview! I absolutely LOVE the printed bird sachets!

  • KaysVintagePhotos

    KaysVintagePhotos said 6 years ago

    Linda, so so proud of you. Everything looks great ...Great Feature on a wonderful person and wonderful work. Proud to call you Sister-in-Law and your brother (Wade)..Congratulates you TOO !! Love ya!

  • silentmoments

    silentmoments said 6 years ago

    It's wonderful to see a woman of faith rockin' the featured seller title! Congratulations and may God continue to bless your shop. <3

  • efratdeutsch

    efratdeutsch said 6 years ago

    I love your work! Great story and all the best :)

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 6 years ago

    nice work! keep going!

  • ingramcecil

    ingramcecil said 6 years ago

    you made our wedding banner in sept 2010! we loved it! so happy you got featured!

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 6 years ago

    great work. Good luck in the year to come.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 6 years ago

    I love your shop Linda and I thank you for sharing your wonderful interview with us. God is truly and will continue to bless. Thanks again Debra

  • mehndiart09

    mehndiart09 said 6 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • underthenightmoon

    underthenightmoon said 6 years ago

    -so beautiful...thank you for sharing your story-

  • orangegirl

    orangegirl said 6 years ago

    Linda is such a sweet woman having just purchased one of her lovely handmade banners the experience was great. Her work is so beautifully crafted. I love her work! Congratulations on being recognized for your amazing work.

  • FerntreeStudio

    FerntreeStudio said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop! Congrats on your feature. Angie www.ferntreestudio.com

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 6 years ago

    blessed are you and yours <

  • sewfaithful

    sewfaithful said 6 years ago

    Great feature-love the items in her shop!

  • MoStAnythingHawaii

    MoStAnythingHawaii said 6 years ago

    Love the story! Love the shop! Thank you for inspiration!

  • starlightsbyamber

    starlightsbyamber said 6 years ago

    I love what you said in the section "what does handmade mean to you." I totally agree!! Congrats on becoming a featured seller....you create amazing items!

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 6 years ago

    luv your banners....congrats on the amazing feature!

  • amarillosky

    amarillosky said 6 years ago

    Your shop is so romantic - as is your story, perfect pick to be here on Valentines Day.

  • Handmadebyani

    Handmadebyani said 6 years ago

    Lovely.. Thanks for sharing your story with us!!

  • Evajune

    Evajune said 6 years ago

    The burlap is beautiful. The banners would look special in any wedding.

  • yoorika

    yoorika said 6 years ago

    The things that you love are so well reflected in your work. Beautiful shop and photos!

  • Calloways

    Calloways said 6 years ago

    beautiful creations and story..

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 6 years ago

    how lovely.

  • PernillasSS

    PernillasSS said 6 years ago

    I Love your story! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! :)

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    beautiful work, i love how homely and rustic your pieces are.

  • joypeckjoy

    joypeckjoy said 6 years ago

    this is sweet^^

  • GarrettandGrace

    GarrettandGrace said 6 years ago

    Lovely work and sweet interview.... and your shop is delightful!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago

    I feel so good for you. Your article gave me butterflies.

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 6 years ago

    lovely - my kind of store!!!

  • APinkNest

    APinkNest said 6 years ago

    This story is a blessing. Love it. I was so inspired after reading it. God has given you a special talent. Bless you and your family.

  • ArleenDesign

    ArleenDesign said 6 years ago

    LOve the story.Love the work and the rustic feel of your product.COngrats!

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 6 years ago

    Love the little nests on the sachets. I too, am waiting for the Lord's return :)

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 6 years ago

    Lovely story and beautiful shop !! Congrats :))

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 6 years ago

    Linda, lovely story. I can see the care and passion you put into your work - beautiful ! Continued success to you. !!!

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 6 years ago

    Congrats Linda! I Love your creations and the Earthy Country Style. Great pics! Thank You for Sharing your Story. Best Wishes,Tammy

  • HennaTrails

    HennaTrails said 6 years ago

    Thanks for another great story and beautiful shop.

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 6 years ago

    I love what you said about handmade::::it has been handled in so many ways-the artist's hands mind and heart are in the art:::then you get to touch it---so deep! Congratulations on your shop and your LOVE with each other! Very sweet!

  • TheChocolateCafe

    TheChocolateCafe said 6 years ago

    So Country Chic and classic, the Lord has definitely returned.

  • GemsOfTheSoil

    GemsOfTheSoil said 6 years ago

    I loved this featured seller interview with Linda. Great sentiment and purity. Lovely work too!

  • PlumeandPetals

    PlumeandPetals said 6 years ago

    Wow~! So beautiful, I love it =) www.PlumeandPetals.etsy.com www.PlumeandPetals.blogspot.com

  • VintageLoot

    VintageLoot said 6 years ago

    So pretty and fresh!

  • tuartista

    tuartista said 6 years ago

    Ciao, very, very beautiful and fresh

  • CatalinasTreasures

    CatalinasTreasures said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and inspiring story, and a lovely couple!

  • rusticrevivals

    rusticrevivals said 6 years ago

    I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU MAKE! I HAVE HEARTED YOU PREVIOUSLY, AND IN MY OTHER SHOP. I AM NOW GOING TO RECOMMEND ALL 50 MEMBERS OF MY TEAM UPECO (Unique Primitives, Enviro-COnscious Countrylovers) visit your shop and this wonderful feature article.! Love, love, love!!!!!!!!!! Julie, of Rustic Revivals

  • jypsyecult

    jypsyecult said 6 years ago

    How sweet. Love the barn!

  • Jermbubba

    Jermbubba said 6 years ago

    GREAT story!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 6 years ago

    I love your definition of handmade. Yes, you can see the person's personality, love for the art in every stitch, brushstroke...

  • EllaJewelry

    EllaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Beautiful romantic items!

  • MrIdahosVintage

    MrIdahosVintage said 6 years ago

    Incredible...absolutely love it, very inspiring to say the least, you rock !!

  • GrinderGraphics

    GrinderGraphics said 6 years ago

    I love it. Congrats on the feature!

  • IngredientsOfaWoman

    IngredientsOfaWoman said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Thank you for sharing your world. Many blessings, Alba

  • IngredientsOfaWoman

    IngredientsOfaWoman said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Thank you for sharing your world. Many blessings, Alba

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story! I love your shop, so romantic!!

  • sweethautedesigns

    sweethautedesigns said 6 years ago

    Enjoyed reading your inspiring story, you have a great gift, love all your items!

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen said 6 years ago

    I just love your shop! Congrats!

  • ButterflyFeetShop

    ButterflyFeetShop said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured, nice article and items!

  • Beadit1

    Beadit1 said 6 years ago

    I've always loved burlap,and what you have done to make it shabby chic.......awesome!The best of luck with your shop!

  • lornabateman22

    lornabateman22 said 6 years ago

    An inspiring and uplifting story. Creativity feeds the soul like nothing else. Love your work and your story but then I am a romantic too!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Lovely story. Thank you and congratulations !

  • thebeachhousegallery

    thebeachhousegallery said 6 years ago

    Really love the texture of burlap, and organic hemp- like materials. Your art is unique in how you create something memorable from a material that can be so over-looked. Nice article, too. The very best to you. Inez Dunn

  • coheness

    coheness said 6 years ago

    What an appropriate choice for the Valentine's Day 'featured seller!' I love this lady and it's so sweet to hear about her amazing husband. Clearly her work is very 'love' inspired!

  • MyTinyBuddies

    MyTinyBuddies said 6 years ago

    What an inspiring story! Your work is beautiful!

  • SimpleBlue

    SimpleBlue said 6 years ago

    What a calming feature! Thank you!

  • skyvalleyjewelry

    skyvalleyjewelry said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article ! Congrats on your success.

  • kjgrigoriadis

    kjgrigoriadis said 6 years ago

    Amazing story. I love the farm life too. I do hope you share your life with horses on your farm. I would be lost with out mine.

  • SpringHillGraphics

    SpringHillGraphics said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story and beautiful work!

  • BirdiesCozyNest

    BirdiesCozyNest said 6 years ago

    Lovely work. Congratulations!

  • Pearlfriend

    Pearlfriend said 6 years ago

    Love your philosophy about crafting, great shop.

  • TwoCharming

    TwoCharming said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! I love your shop, your work is beautiful!

  • Natalie52688

    Natalie52688 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful. I love everything in your shop. It's wonderful to hear that he is completely supportive in everything that you do. It was a pleasure reading your story. :)

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 6 years ago

    Wonderful! Congratulations.

  • TammiCreationsArt

    TammiCreationsArt said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful, refreshing and pure face you have! I could see the LORD in you the moment I saw your picture, and then I read your article, and confirmed my thoughts! :) To think, we will all spend eternity together with Him someday soon! You also have very sweet products. :) Have a glorious day!!!!! God bless you and your wonderful husband!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 6 years ago

    Beautiful testimony! So nice to learn a little more about who is behind this lovely shop =) Congratulations!

  • fringestk

    fringestk said 6 years ago

    Your sachets are super cute.

  • SouthwestCrafts

    SouthwestCrafts said 6 years ago

    Love your rustic touch!!! Peace Light Love from team UPECO member Allison

  • Plinkjewelry

    Plinkjewelry said 6 years ago

    nice work

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story...love those adorable sachets!

  • craftydella60

    craftydella60 said 6 years ago

    A lovely interview and may God continue to bless you and your family.It is a very heartwarming story!

  • JestersRealm

    JestersRealm said 6 years ago

    You are truly inspirational :0) Thank you for sharing your story!

  • shupg

    shupg said 6 years ago

    THank you for the inspiration! God Bless!

  • brittanylaurendesign

    brittanylaurendesign said 6 years ago

    So sweet and down to earth. What a lovely inspiration!

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels said 6 years ago

    Lovely story <3 congrats!!!

  • YNotVintage

    YNotVintage said 6 years ago

    How wonderful that you are using simple items to make beautiful memorable keepsakes!

  • LaBellaTerra

    LaBellaTerra said 6 years ago

    Sweet. Congratulations on your feature. You create lovely items.

  • rusticpatriotgirl

    rusticpatriotgirl said 6 years ago

    Inspirational. Thank you

  • HollyDoll

    HollyDoll said 6 years ago

    beautiful article- what a great testimony to the incredible blessing from God that art IS!!! Congratulations on being featured.

  • funkyhomosapiens

    funkyhomosapiens said 6 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous! I especially loved the way you described the section about the handmade: Very well put and is something at least I quite often forget when in a hurry and under a huge amount work, he:) That's how I think about life in a nutshell and it was a nice reminder:) Thank you for the great article! x x x

  • zoeychch

    zoeychch said 6 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful story, and such lovely products! God Bless x

  • jewellerytreasures

    jewellerytreasures said 6 years ago

    beautiful work and lovely story you sound like you have an amazing house!

  • ColorfulPixelsByLife

    ColorfulPixelsByLife said 6 years ago

    great designer and rustic collections.. All amazing..

  • Valena2011

    Valena2011 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story...love those adorable sachets!

  • L2Country

    L2Country said 6 years ago

    Great article about "VictorianStation"...I just love their Etsy store and their items! Beautiful photos too. L2Country

  • BKCouture

    BKCouture said 6 years ago

    Wow I Love your Story,very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 6 years ago

    love the story and romantic style- very sweet

  • shebanme

    shebanme said 6 years ago

    I love your items! Beautiful....

  • asosh

    asosh said 6 years ago

    I love your style and your story! God is good, all the time!

  • ordinaryliving

    ordinaryliving said 6 years ago

    congrats! inspiring work.

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin said 6 years ago

    aw I love your wedding banners, so perfect!!! Congrats! <333

  • PetticoatJunction

    PetticoatJunction said 6 years ago

    I hope God continues to bless your little cottage industry! hugs Diane

  • rebacorddesigns

    rebacorddesigns said 6 years ago

    Beautiful, just beautiful.

  • camillesknitfashions

    camillesknitfashions said 6 years ago

    I agree with what you said about how people don't realize the time you put into your work. If you were to sell your items based on your time, no one would be able to afford it. I love handmade items!

  • kgummey

    kgummey said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your success!!

  • kgummey

    kgummey said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your success!!

  • ronniegunn

    ronniegunn said 6 years ago

    I love success stories. Your work is brilliantly simple and beautiful. I want about half what you sell!

  • RetroNaNa

    RetroNaNa said 6 years ago

    Amazing... your craft is so simple and clean but convey so much! Thank you for such an uplifting article :)

  • dixiediva83

    dixiediva83 said 6 years ago

    Love it all! May God continue to bless you! ♥

  • tinycherubs

    tinycherubs said 6 years ago

    Great interview! Love your shop, your items are beautiful! :0)

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 6 years ago

    Beauty. Congrats.

  • RoadsideBridge

    RoadsideBridge said 6 years ago

    Ive enjoyed your shop before.Nice to see a spiritual side to your work,it shows in the nicest way.Clean designs.I tell my friends-God Has Blessed Us All with a chance to do our thing on Etsy.And love every minute of it.

  • leaningcedarsvintage

    leaningcedarsvintage said 6 years ago

    My husband and I share a bed covered in a quilt my Great-Grandmother sewed 60 years ago. Even though I never had a chance to know her, I feel as though she still watches over me. I love that you are so connected to your family roots. May Peace Prevail.

  • littlebugjewelry

    littlebugjewelry said 6 years ago

    Love the rustic look! Beautiful photos.

  • Thevictorianrose

    Thevictorianrose said 6 years ago

    I love The Victorian style! Great shop and love your story.

  • GimmyIt

    GimmyIt said 6 years ago

    stunning, romantic in every way.

  • pleasanthedges

    pleasanthedges said 6 years ago

    Oh I love your story! God is so good. Best wishes from a hopeless romantic who fell in love with Jesus in 1978 when He changed my life forever. Cindy:)

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 6 years ago

    love your story & style! the pillows are especially lovely! xoxo

  • comfybrowncouch

    comfybrowncouch said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured, Linda! I'm originally from Leesburg (bout an hour from Ocala) and my mom has several quilts made by my great-grandmother... family quilts are such treasured possessions! Along with Julie (rusticrevivals), I strongly encourage you to join UPECO - we'd love to have you on our team! ~ Brittany

  • larkpottery

    larkpottery said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Here's to all the romantics. Count me in.

  • valburgesscollage

    valburgesscollage said 6 years ago

    Really Nice article. I have admired your work. So very Ntural.

  • SpoonsToTheMoon

    SpoonsToTheMoon said 6 years ago

    Lovely article. I know where your pictures of yourself were taken. One of my fav places! The Biltmore House in Asheville! I took many many pictures of the place.I have a fabric swatch book of the decor there and it was so fun to see the actually tapestries, wallpaper and furniture they were reproduced for and that I made articles out of. Can't wait to see your new listings! Best of Luck!

  • JeffHise

    JeffHise said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your love for artistic creativity and the theme of victorian style decor and art. We live in an 1853 Italianate victorian country farmhouse in northern Ohio. We sometimes wish we could take a time machine back to see and hear the people and times that happened in our house. Handmade items show a personalized concern for quality and expression that is nearly lost in our generation. Thank you also for your testimony and knowing that Christians have a large family even here on Etsy! Blessings to you!

  • sjegan

    sjegan said 6 years ago

    I have a boy that helps me out too, don't know what I'd do without him!

  • victorianstation

    victorianstation from victorianstation said 4 years ago

    Thanks everyone for all the nice compliments!!! I really enjoyed reading your comments,such an honer to be here on Etsy!

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