Thanks for visiting Wisconsin Magpie. I’m Lisa, the writer, crafter, thrifter and collector behind this blog. I live in a small town in Wisconsin with my husband Jim, our cat Lilly, and a basement full of rickety secondhand furniture that I really am going to shore up and refinish someday.

I named my blog Wisconsin Magpie because Iā€™m a Wisconsin girl through and through and because I like to collect odd things for my nest, much as the birds of the same name do.

A few of my favorite collectibles are old tackle boxes, vintage holiday decorations, secondhand jewelry (especially lockets), Gurley candles, ironstone dishes, leather briefcases, thrift store paintings, handmade chess boards, miniature log cabins, unusual tea strainers, worn books and Wisconsin-themed memorabilia.

When I’m not out buying things I don’t need, I’m probably home attempting a craft project I have no idea how to do.

Sometimes they actually turn out.

8 Replies to “About”

  1. I'd love to follow you through email, but there isn't a way to sign up. Can you add a widget? I know you are just getting started, but judging from what you like to do, it's something I'm interested in seeing more of. Best wishes.

  2. Widget added…. I think. I'm kind of stumbling through the setup stuff for this blog. Hopefully I did it right. But thanks for wanting to follow me. šŸ™‚

  3. Hi Lisa – I just discovered your blog and enjoy it a lot. I too am in Wisconsin and it is great to find a “local” girl that I can follow. Just curious what area of the state you are in?

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