So Me....I'm Samantha the owner, boss chick and creative artisan behind Treasure on Queen. I've been on a journey the last 5 and a bit years now working my way through one piece of furniture at a time.
What started out as a means to help my family move on some of the vast collection of furniture, home decor & stuff has become my labour of love and commitment. My love for textiles, sewing and fabrics has seen me develop a keen eye for colour, creativity and design. I have been a keen crafter my entire life starting with my dad buying me an adult Singer when I was 9 years old. He showed me some basic skills about cutting fabric and together we made this green dress. I will never forget that and it is probably the most endearing moment I remember of him. He was by no means a tailor, in actual fact he was a fitter & turner by trade. He had this ability to just make things and I guess that is what I inherited.
And so, here we are fast forward over 40 years later.....my little shop and my business is forever evolving. I love to create and I love to paint...I love what a simple flick of a paint brush can do to a piece of furniture or home decor. Creativity is simply your own version of your imagination. Of course, we all take inspiration from others whether it be fashion, beauty, a haircut...we are all artisans in some way. What makes us different is how we take what we see and create a version from ourselves. And no one can replicate this.
I love to teach workshops and to do demonstrations...I love to see that lightbulb moment when you achieve your own version of creativity. I am so proud of my business and I am so proud of myself. I have worked and continue to work hard at it each and everyday. There have been challenges and certainly I am sure there will be more. Life is what you make it and I choose to live this life surrounded by my beautiful family, my friends and my little space of creativity and love.
Hope to see you soon!