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Hello again!  If you have come to this page, it means you want to know a little more about me.  So here goes....

Born and raised in Canada, I moved to the United States in 1978 settling on Los Angeles, California as my "new" home town.  At that time, I fully intended to become a jeweler, selling my wares at craft shows.  After discovering that my work was mediocre at best (California artisans were simply amazing) I ended up at a retail jewelry outlet.  Once I had had my fill of selling gold "by the gram" I ended up in the legal field, staying put till 1999 when I lost my job due to the firm going belly up.  Deciding NOT to go back into legal, I started selling full time on the Internet, EBAY to be more precise.  One site led to another so that by mid-2016 I was selling on 3 venues - EBAY, RUBY LANE and ETSY - all with positive feedback and many THOUSANDS of transactions. 

I enjoy every minute of selling on the Internet.  I guess you could say I have a knack for it but I always wanted my own website and what you see now is the result of my creating a new "home base" for my wares.  No, I can't compete in terms of advertising dollars with the big guys but I am hoping that by listing almost everything I have in stored in my cramped condo on one site, I will create my own presence on the Internet without having to raid my bank account too often.  My offerings will be varied and some of the listings will repeat over on the larger websites.  I'm just hoping to direct a little traffic over to my own website so I don't have to keep paying THE BIG GUYS big fees!

So, Gypsy Madonna will be a destination for anyone interested in a single-owner retail outlet offering up a carefully curated collection of Antique and Vintage Finds! I will also offer up my own handiwork - handmade ONE OF A KIND and LIMITED EDITION items inspired by my large collection of antique components from the Victorian era! Like many ladies, I adore all things French and taking some inspiration from the era of LA BELLE EPOQUE, I will try to offer up some delectable delights to tempt my customers. 

So, if you like what you see - please LIKE me on Facebook!  If you really like what you see, please make a purchase.  The shopping cart should be running correctly and I do have built in discounts that activate when certain dollar levels are reached.  They will kick in automatically on your invoice as you add to your cart. 

So to keep you apprised of how often I visit my site - I will post statistics here that you can follow.  So thanks for visiting and I do hope you find something you like!




TOTAL ITEMS IN THE SHOP:  707 (less those that have sold)


There is much, MUCH more to come!