In 2016, I began to experiment with crafting again. With the busyness of raising two daughters and all of the activities our family enjoyed, my creative and crafty desires had been put on hold for many years. During this time, I treasured our lives gathered together at the table - meals with family and friends, weekends picnicking at the lake, BBQ’s on the patio, sports team dinners and coffee in the living room with friends. We truly DID life around the table - time to slow down, open our home, look into each other’s faces and tell/listen to stories. Additionally, the table was seasonally decorated and always plenty of foods to savor. The words “Treasured Tabletop”
became part of the heart of my ministry as a mom to our family.
In my free time, I began to experiment with chalk paint, upcycled furniture restoration, mason jars, paper crafts and decoupage. My collection of creations began to grow and many friends were “blessed” with handmade gifts. I loved going to ARC, Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill to find new treasures to upcycle. I had visions of being a vendor at a weekend craft show, but still no time to have inventory worth purchasing,
I met with a friend about starting a small business and started networking. Other priorities kept creeping in and time kept moving along. Then, it happened. In a series of events in a short week that I call God-incidences, I became a vendor at a new craft consignment store in downtown Greeley. In 2023, I partnered with four other creatives to open a new artisan store and studio.
So with excitement, I introduce my company,
Treasured Tabletop! Along with an always present booth at Makers Mercantile & Studio in downtown Greeley and a workshops in the Studio, I will also be hosting pop-up Table Tutorials where you can come learn new crafting techniques and take home your beautiful creation.