Hello, I'm Val, craft crazy, do-it-yourself diva, vintage purveyor, fabricholic, roadside rescuer, and shop owner.

 I love renovating our 1852 New England villager with my husband, Rick.  When I bought "this old house" 9 years ago my friend and realtor said "Val, this house is you" to which I replied "You mean old and decrepit?"  

 I've always had a dream of owning my own little brick and mortar shop.  That dream has always been to own a quilt shop, after all I have enough fabric to fill one.  (Cheshire cat smile)  In September 2012, I opened an Etsy shop, ValerysGallery, in preparation for retirement.  My husband and I sell our revived vintage furniture, antiques, other vintage items, and my handmade items.  In October of 2013 I retired from the company I had worked for for 30 years and opened a small brick and mortar shop, Valerys Gallery of West Swanzey.  I love it!  I get to create everyday.  Whether it's updating a vintage furniture piece, sewing a baby quilt, creating holiday decorations, or filling the shop with the latest auction finds, I am doing what I love to do.  (I also do alterations which is not high on my list of fun things to do but it fills a need in the community.)

I look forward to sharing our adventures in old house decorating and owning an Etsy and brick and mortar shop.


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