I consider myself a very lucky person. I have two wonderful daughters, one of whom has recently joined the firm, and Lisa, the best business partner in the world. After years of feeling frazzled running an independent shop it was a wonderful to join forces in developing a business with someone who has the same core values. We make the most of every day and are committed to moving the business forward. We have learned a lot together and from each other too. If we make a million great, but the million laughs along the way are as valuable as the money in the bank.
Kim, Lisa’s sister-in-law, joined us what seems like yesterday to us but probably feels like a lifetime to her. Kim has been invaluable in keeping us focused as we have three new ideas a minute some days and we need her to help us follow through. Last but not least I sometimes feel the universe collided when Lucy, my niece, started up her social media business, Digification. Lucy has been instrumental in our business, helping our website to grow and improve.
Having a warm and welcoming home has always been important to me. In my own home I like to mix vintage and antique pieces with modern items to create a timeless look.
There are some things I have had since childhood that I could never part with like the tapestry bought by my late father in a junk shop in Tunbridge Wells. At the time I was living in Gravesend and would never have imagined I would spend most of my adult life living happily there.
I think that I will never see a poem lovely as a tree
My daughter, Sarah, is a fashion student at London college of fashion and therefore has lots of clothes. So, I had to get her a VintageVibe dolls house compactum wardrobe. She absolutely loves it, and gets countless compliments when friends come round. You can also see in the photo that she has a beautiful antique white crystal chandelier hanging in her room.
Sarah’s dolls house wardrobe
When we refurbished Sarah’s bedroom I found this vintage dressing table she adores at a flea market. It has a mark on the top but that has since been joined by a few more courtesy of GHD.
My daughter’s vintage dressing table
The mirror in my hall is a VintageVibe Warwick mirror. Everyone assumes it’s antique which never fails to amuse me!
Mirror mirror on the wall
I am always excited to buy for VintageVibe and am constantly looking forward to the next collection we are going to stock. I am particularly happy we have now built an antique furniture department with lots of unique and one off pieces.
The future of VintageVibe is looking bright! We love hearing from customers, whether it’s feedback about our site, a compliment about our service or a piece they have fallen in love with. So please get in touch.
Have a great week!
ps. This week I have been taking lessons on how to relax from my gorgeous cat, Racso
It’s a cats life