I've always loved antiques, since I can remember have been drawn to them. My husband, Bob and I share the passion for antiques. Our second date was to a flea market. I went into the antiques business opening an antique mall in 1988 which evolved through the years into Cottage Antiques. Now my business is totally online. In 2000, Bob and I bought a Bob 1935 house, restored it and filled it with all the antique pieces and vintage accessories that we have collected together over the years. Working on this house has been very rewarding. Another passion are our animals. Bringing pets into our home who have been tossed away, neglected and abused has been one of the most rewarding things I've ever done.