My name is Helen, I have been an avid upcycler and collector of the unusual and quirky for most of my adult life, not that ive ever really grown up to be honest.
From working in my mothers shop aged 11, to selling vintage jewellery and accessories at specialist fairs all around the south of the UK, to working as a visual merchandiser for a couple of large companies, winning awards for window displays and competitions, my love for buying, selling and merchandising has never waned.
For as long as i can remember my home has always resembled a shop of sorts until my parents said 'hey, why don't you just open a shop?!'
So here we are, at 47 i'm finally doing it.
I will try my up most to find something different, something rare and hopefully something that you will find quirky and desirable, as i do with everything i buy.
Everything on my site is either upcycled by myself, i do a lot of decoupaging and distress paint finishes, as well as hand painting, or it is a true Antique.
My mother, bless her, dragged me kicking and screaming into the antiques trade so it's always been in my blood so to speak.
Vintage items are so great for making a statement in your home or garden, they always make for a good conversation starter and half the fun is finding them, im a true scavenger at heart i think!
I will also take on commissions for painting furniture should you want something totally bespoke, just ask!
Hope you enjoy hunting through the bits i have on here, if you're after anything specific i will always try to source for you too, either for your own private collection, or maybe for a more commercial use, merchandising, prop staging, photo shoots etc.
Just remember, stock changes weekly so keep checking in, you never know what you might find!
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