Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday Marketplace

Willa Croft of The Old Cupboard Door is a follower of Christ, wife and mother. Her and her husband John have been married for 32 years. They have 2 children, Nick and Aly and 4 wonderful grandchildren. She loves prim crafting, especially painting prim. She owns her own pattern business, Aly's Room which was named after her daughter Aly. Willa and her husband live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Northern Virgina.

Please take a minute to get to know Willa even better through her interview.

What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

The Old Cupboard Door. I love looking in old cupboard doors; discovering what treasure might be hidden there. I love the beauty of vintage cupboard doors and the history they hold. Just today I opened the doors to an old Hoosier cabinet in a local antique shop to see what was there. There was nothing there but I could imagine all the goodies it once held. The sugar and flour with their modern labels of that era. Sweets for the children and maybe even the old can that held mad money for the lady of the house.

How long have you been on Etsy?

Since August 2009

What type of items do you offer?

I offer hand painted items painted on vintage pieces or wood cut outs.

How long have you been crafting?

Oh my goodness, it seems like forever. I have been painting in oils since 1979.
I’ve been involved in decorative painting since 1992.

Who or What inspires you?

I’m not sure what inspires me. Ideas pop into my head that I can’t wait to try. It may happen in the middle of the night or while I’m driving down the road. I’ve even taken my note pad out during church and written down ideas and sketched out pictures.

What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

I really like the “Sammy’s Letter” that I painted on a sewing machine box. It takes me back to my childhood and the “Night Before Christmas” story. The thought of even a mouse like Sammy writing Santa his letter with such a child like hope is so precious. It reminds me of the innocence and trust of a child.

Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

I own my own pattern business called Aly’s Room at
I also have a blog, The Old Cupboard Door. I hope to see you at some of these places too.


Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Wonderful write up! I love all the info. you including in the beginning, very nice touch!

Ewe-N-Me said...

Great feature on Willa! Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Very personable post. A nice touch Lucy. Willa is a precious addition to our group and you have brought that out in your post. Your blog is very pretty this Valentine's Day:) Hugs~Carol

The Old Cupboard Door said...

Thank you Lucy for the feature in your Monday Marketplace. The write-up was lovely.