betty and violet

Betty & Violet are my grandmothers' names and the inspiration behind the name for my business.

Since I was very little I have always dreamed of owning a shop ~ one where I could decorate the windows with displays of beautiful and unusual things ~ an eclectic mix of old & new, useful and decorative hand~crafted items.

The hunt for that elusive piece of shabby but beautiful fabric has taken me to all sorts of locations including dusty old attics, shops that closed many moons ago and as many flea markets, antique fairs and sales that I can manage to get to! I enjoy nothing better than a damp Sunday morning spent rummaging with my head delved into an old trunk full of lace & linens that need nothing more than a good wash ~ or that's what I convince myself of anyhow!

So, the dream of owning a 'shop' was finally realised in August 2015 with our first bricks and mortar venture.  Here, I can delight in offering a petite range of my own original hand~made designs using ingredients that are old and have been loved in a previous life and where you will find a carefully curated selection of  lovely antiques and collectables .  Alongside, it is such a pleasure to source other unique high quality brands, not easily found elsewhere...  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do!

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