It is fair to say it has been a long 2-3 years. I became a grandmother and our daughter and grandson came to live with us for the first year, I moved from my studio at The Custard factory to take care of both of them and last year, sadly, I lost my dear Dad. It has been a roller coaster of a journey.
As the dust started to settle back down and my creative thoughts returned, I began to think about the direction I was going in and whether it was, indeed, the right way. After much soul searching I came to the conclusion that I loved what I did far too much to consider doing anything else.
Sauntering home one afternoon, after the school run, I noticed a local shop on the High St in Langley had become vacant. Langley is a traditional Victorian village about a mile from Oldbury town centre in the West Midlands. A pretty row of traditional shop fronts, a beautiful park, local theatre and a wealth of history – it is a hidden gem in our area.
After a few enquiries, we viewed the property and the seed was sewn for our new venture. I say our, as my nephew Tyla will be joining me on this new adventure. We will be showcasing renovated and repurposed furniture, linens and retro fabrics, vintage pieces, gifts and all my design services. A unique blend, I’m sure you’ll agree but one I am confident will work and the local people of Langley and Oldbury will love.
It doesn’t look much now but, as you can see from the graphics, we are hoping to transform the building into something a little more becoming.
If all goes to plan, we’ll be in by 7th September. If you’re in the area, come check us out~:
1 Langley High St