Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer at Jackpot Jen on Etsy. I am a passionate Artist, Dancer, Collector, Cook, Gardner, Explorer, Discriminating Picker and Mom. I opened my shop in 2010 but didn't put anything in it until 2012, thanks to my son's constant nagging to "SELL on ETSY." Thank you, Dylan. You'll "Hit the Jackpot" with so many cool Vintage Retro Antique Industrial Rustic Mid Century finds to choose from.
Antiques and collectibles flows in my veins. Ever since I could crawl I've been scouring estate sales, thrift shops and picking with my Mom. My lovely Mom inherited the "eye" from her Mother and operated an Antique shop in Northern California for over 30 years. I absorbed vicariously her knowledge and love of antiques. Once I flew the coop, I began treasure hunting on my own in the 1980's, when you could still find a sterling silver fork for 25 cents. Ah, the good old days before, The Antique Roadshow, Pickers, etc. Now the jig is up and we, as purveyors of antiquities, have to be on our toes. I love the thrill of the hunt and sharing my finds with Etsy.
I love Etsy! My shop has given me a place to learn, grow and nurture my creativity. I don't really consider "Jackpot Jen" work, since I'm doing something that engages my mind, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. And did I mention that I LOVE Etsy? I am a major collector of odd and unusual pieces. I love hunting in attics, basements, barns and back roads in Northern California for that amazing find. (I'm not allergic to dust.) Thanks for checking my "About Me" bio. Hit the Jackpot with Jackpot Jen!