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A Day Dedicated to a Friend I've Never Met

Hello lovely readers.

Today is a sad day here in blog-land. Besides the unthinkable tragedy that is going on in Haiti there are others here in our great America suffering as well. One of them, is my online friend and acquaintance Gina Drennon of Feather Your Nest. Gina's husband tragically lost his life due to a heart attack at the young age of 39. Gina and her husband were high school sweethearts having been married for 16 years and have two sons.

Gina has been a long time supporter of Vintage Indie. You may have seen Feather Your Nest in the Vintage Indie Market several times as well as the store tour and interview I did with Gina in July 2008.

Gina has decided she must close her brick and mortar store in Eureka Springs to focus on finding a steady income for her and her boys. I can't even imagine what Gina is going though. Honestly, when I first heard the news I called my husband just to hear his voice and I've been thinking about what I would write here for a couple of days.  As a believer in God, I know his grace is good and his comfort is greater than anything anyone could provide. I'm praying that peace be in her heart, that she grow strong in him and seek him for help to the answers and unforeseen future she is now facing.

Gina is also closing her online store and moving inventory fast to prepare for the next step. I'm asking my readers to pull together and do what you can by making a purchase from Feather Your Nest.

Feather Your Nest




I know what an amazing online community and group of readers I have here. I know that people from all over the world pull together when there is a need. I truly appreciate all of you and I know if you can you will help.

There will be no new posts here at Vintage Indie on Monday, in hopes that everyone will visit Feather Your Nest.

Thank you,


If you could, I would greatly appreciate it if you could blog this, tweet, facebook and whatever else your heart leads.

UPDATE: As of right now, the Feather Your Nest website is no longer live. I will keep you updated if it goes live again.



That is incredibly sad news. My heart breaks for them. It is so sad especially that he was so young. I am will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. Your dedication is beautiful.


thank you for this notice. complete sadness in my heart for them.


Gabreial, Please forward my sympathy to her. My first husband died at the age of 38 of a heart attack on the treadmill in our basement. I was 36 and we had four young children. Our youngest was only 5 months. Please let her know that a woman, wife, and mother in Nebraska knows her pain and will be praying for her.


That is such sad news and I'm so sorry to hear it. Sending warm thoughts to Gina from the UK x


I am shocked and saddened. My hubby and I had met Gina at her shop several years ago (Gina and I had known each other from a retail chat group). Her shop was adorable and she was as well. She spoke of her sweet hubby and family in glowing terms and it was wonderful to hear. I'm so sorry to learn of this. Could you please pass my sympathies on as well.



I live in England and found this site only a few months ago...I love it.I am touched by this online community, it raises me up. My thoughts are with you and your family Gina. God Bless

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