My name is Heather and I'm a native Houstonian. I went to college in Chicago and lived there for six years. I have my Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design and Masters degree in Education. I have an eight year old boy who is full of energy and an Akita named Kai. I run Texas Vintage Things and Mattie Reid Chicago on Etsy. I sell mostly vintage costume jewelry and clothing at Texas Vintage Things and upcyled/handcrafted items made from broken pieces of vintage jewelry and trims at Mattie Reid Chicago. I love all things vintage, handmade and mid century modern! I am also a published poet.