Thanks for visiting Wisconsin Magpie. I’m Lisa, the writer, crafter, thrifter and collector behind the blog. I live in a small town in Wisconsin with my husband Jim, our two cats, Calvin and 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 I’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 craft or DIY projects I have no idea how to do.
I’ve never let a lack of talent stop me, though.
With a glue gun and a drill, I can conquer the world. Or at least a junk turkey or two.