Welcome to Wisconsin Magpie.
Hello and welcome to Wisconsin Magpie. I’m Lisa Cestkowski, the writer, crafter, and castoff collector behind this blog.
I live in an old two-story farmhouse in constant need of repair with my reluctantly helpful husband, a narcissistic tabby cat, and a basement full of rickety secondhand furniture that I really am going to shore up and refinish someday. (Regardless of what my husband says.)
I named my blog Wisconsin Magpie because I have deep roots here in the Badger state and because I like to collect odd things for my nest, much as the birds of the same name do.
As far as collecting goes, I like pretty much anything old and chippy. Some of my favorite finds are vintage holiday decorations, old leather briefcases, worn books, miniature Statues of Liberty, and Wisconsin memorabilia.
When I’m not out buying things I don’t need, I’m generally home handcrafting decor I could buy already made for half the price, building aluminum turkeys out of vintage kitchenware, and using power tools I have no business operating while attempting DIY projects I have no idea how to do.
Sometimes they actually turn out.