"Loving Living"..... this phrase encompasses both the mission of my business & it also reflects my own personal philosophy towards life. I absolutely adore waking up every day, for no particular reason most days & I do my best to grab 'living' with both hands. I thank my lucky stars for the little things & live with an attitude of gratitude - first & foremost. I strive daily to be 'content' & usually am - given the right surroundings. I live by the notion that 'happiness is an inside job'.... & truly believe that love, serenity & inner peace begins at home, in more ways than one.
The seed for Va Va Vintage was no doubt planted almost 25 years ago when as a young girl, my sister & I spent every weekend for years selling at markets with our Mum. One of my favorite things to do was to venture over to the "pretty" stalls, where I could spend hours looking at the things that one day, I was going to sell myself. I clearly remember dreaming about what my stall would look like, what I would sell & how much fun I would have doing it.
As technology would have it, today we are given the amazing opportunity of having our own "market stalls" from the comfort & warmth of our homes. With some hard work, determination & a passion for all things beautiful - I am thrilled to be realising my dream.
I have a family of my own & know all too well, the struggles of day to day living at times. Taking our little ones to the stores that I'd love to go to, is literally like having a collection of mini bulls in a china shop! Furthermore, as a hard working family we are all too aware of the need to conserve funds and frankly, we can't afford to pay store retail prices. The more recent inspiration for Va Va Vintage developed as I saw a need to offer people lovely homewares & gifts for great prices & with the least fuss. Wherever possible, I make my prices very competitive & well below RRP. I use the Australia Post calculator so I only charge what it is going to cost me to post. If pick up is an option, I will always make sure it can be arranged.
Lastly, I adore all things "vintage" however I also love anything with a "modern" twist. I believe that by combining vintage with all things modern - we can have the best of both world's. I have tried to express this notion in the development & the artistic component of my website - I hope that you enjoy looking at the site as much as I do.
Many thanks & warmest wishes, Chrissie.