Janine has a fantastic selection of vintage finds for you in ‘Violets Vintage Parlour’. She has a great eye, rummaging around and uncovering lost gems for her boutique of lost treasures. Janine tells us what led her to create her vintage trove …
I am based in Derby in the Midlands. I work part time and do this in my spare time though I would love to do this full time. The business name is Violets Vintage Parlour after my Nana Violet, she loved clothes and old time dancing which I used to go to with her and meet my other Nana there.
I I can remember as a small child going to jumble sales with my Nana, Mum and Aunty, waiting outside for the doors to open and when they did, the rush to get in and the treasures you would find, I loved it even as a small child and have been hooked ever since. In my teens going round the charity shops to see what I could find to wear the fascination with reusing things that people do not want any more furniture,clothes, fabric, pots and pans, jewellery etc or making other items out of them.
Violets vintage parlour sells items that I love and I hope other people will to. I am a bit obsessive at the moment about embroidered table cloths, the work that people have put into them in the first place, deserve to be loved or reused.
Dresses to be worn or the fabric reused for different projects, curtains, bags, Items that have been preloved that can be used again and not just thrown away, they all hold a story to other peoples lives.
I like to rummage in charity shops, car boots, as there are not that many jumble sales any more looking out for treasures.
Violets Vintage Parlour can be found here at EcoCreate www.eco-create.co.uk/shops/violets-vintage-parlour
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