UPDATED INFORMATION 6-5-2012
This blog is created and maintained by AJ Finsand; formerly of Folk Art Originals by AJ and Sophie’s Cottage. Currently of ReVamped Vintage Booth at Stars Antiques in Portland, Oregon.
AJ was the designer and shopkeeper of Sophie’s Cottage (home goods & gifts) in Hillsboro, Oregon for five years; which was owned by Michael Larson. The shop closed due to the economy in September 2009.
For medical and health reasons I have had to retire from participating in Every Husband’s Nightmare Bazaar at the Washington County Fairgrounds in the spring and fall.
* My etsy shop, Sophie’s Cottage: sells many of my how to ‘e-books’ and now that I am retired from doing shows; an increasing selection of vintage and hand crafted items.
AJ and Michael share a love of TRASH, and turning trash into treasure. Together they design and create wonderful and imaginative home decor and furnishings. Where others see something that is a ‘discard’ they see ‘possibilities’ and set to work saving these doomed items from the landfill; creating new treasures to last for generations to come.
“Our hope is that by sharing our creations and the creative process in this blog, we will encourage others to re-use, repair, re-purpose and recycle items they may have otherwise tossed away.”
AJ & Michael