Born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. I married my husband Scot in 1992
and a year later we moved to LaCrosse Wisconsin. I have enjoyed a
long career in retail. I was a manager with Kohl's for 7 years and a
general manager with Old Navy for 3 years upon returning to the
DeKalb area. I remember the first time I attended the Kane County
flea market... I was hooked. My heart would start beating fast with
each new bargain that I would find. A friend would ask "what are
you going to do with that?" I wasn't really sure but I knew that I
could find a new purpose for some of that "junk". I remember thinking
that my dream would be to find a way to make a living by shopping at the
flea market. So...a small pile of treasures started accumulating in my
basement in hopes that one day I could open up my very own shop.
That dream came true in May 2006 when I opened Poppy Seed Primitives.
Owning my own business has been an amazing experience.
I'm one of the few people who can't wait to get to work everyday.
I enjoy visiting with my customers everyday. Many have become friends.
I also love merchandising the shop with the ever changing inventory.
I started with carrying only antiques and now have found that I enjoy mixing
the old with the new. I still look forward to hunting for treasures at
flea markets and estate sales but I also have grown to love some of the
unique vendor items that I sell. During my free time I like to read and
work on projects around the house. And of course spend time with
my husband and dog.
I am excited to tell you about the new addition to our
family. His name is Cooper and he is 6 1/2 years old.
He has settled into our lives very quickly and seems very
happy in his new home. He has been going to work
with me everyday and loves his new role as "shop dog".
Can't wait for all of you to meet him!!
255 E. Lincoln Highway