Today i am thrilled to feature not only someone who I regard as a close personal friend and Mentor, but also an inspiring individual in her own right. While she would scoff at the title of a "Strong Woman" she in my book embodies just such a title. The Designer is Connie McCreight and I hope you enjoy what she has to say.
My first bed as an infant was a drawer pulled out of an antique chest in the
Deep South. My father was
playing professional baseball, and I arrived on the scene quite
early. I slept soundly in various drawers in various states for the
first few years of my life. So you see, I had an affinity for furniture
very early on.
As life continued through college and my first apartments, I was the only one of my friends who would use my extra money on new accent pillows for my hand-me-down sofa instead of a new pair of shoes. My personal environment was always important to me. I was challenged in helping friends spend their budget of $50 on thrift shop purchases to “personalize” a dorm room or tiny apartment. Thankfully, over the years, those budgets increased. I’ve always viewed each new opportunity as a jigsaw puzzle, using what is handed to me, bringing in additional parts of the existing puzzle and incorporating outside influences to create a new “whole”.