I have always loved to write, ever since I wrote my first story (about a mermaid!) when I was about 8. I am the happy shopkeeper of Penelope's Hope Chest and long-time owner of Brookhaven Vintage Marketplace, a twice-yearly Antiques, Artisan Goods, & Home Decor show in Beaverton Oregon. I like to write about vintage things, travelling, my shop and shows, and I love finding truly unique quotes that resound for me. I even like sharing a recipe or two. If you look at my first post you will meet Penelope, my inspiration.