Vintage Linens and Collectables are finally moving into a store of their own, along with 3 other talented creatives. They have all been on the road at major vintage fairs and markets but have now found a home where the reminiscent buyer of bespoke collectables can find their collective amazing range at this new space. The store opening is scheduled for Wednesday 10 June 2015 from 10am to 5.30pm at 519 Brunswick street, Fitzroy North and will be closed on Sunday and Monday. An inaugural cocktail party is planned for Thursday 25 June from 4.30pm to 8.30 pm so keep checking back on their Facebook Page and Facebook Event Page for details as they come to hand.
You could say it's in Bruna Capodanno's blood to have Vintage Linens and Collectables. Her father was a used furniture dealer and French polisher and her mother a dressmaker. They had a successful business in Hampton where they collected, revived and resold furniture and collectables. Wanting to perfect the skills her parents instilled in her she moved to Europe after completing fashion design at RMIT. She lived in Paris for 27 years and pursued a career in couture, working in 'haute couture' in embroidery and production lines and distribution for Chloe, Mark Jacobs, Fendi and Christian Lacroix. She then went on to manage a fashion boutique in the heart of Paris.
The face behind Vintage Linens and Collectables. Image courtesy of Bruna.
Managing a team of highly skilled artisans she worked with high end clients who would put in their orders and have Bruna come out and 'fit' them. The owners of the store Bruna managed were French aristocrats who collected and sold French antiques as well. The esthetic was complete from French couture and antiques to vintage textiles and collectables.
She returned home to Melbourne in 2007 to a strong European culture for art and craft and more. Her vision turned to home decor and up-cycling textiles for modern living. For the next 5 years she joined a group of vintage traders, displaying her wares across Australia in selected vintage themed fairs and markets and never stopped dreaming of opening a store. Well, it's finally here! Today, in her concept store, she wants to portray a strong visual and sensorial experience by making use of bygone objects and materials that reinstates itself in todays throw away society. She has also taken onboard collectors and artisans whom she's worked with and who share the same vision and passion. They are as listed below.
Carole from Buttons To Go is passionate about using buttons, buckles and embellishments from vintage, retro and aged to the more modern era. Having inherited lots of buttons many years ago she's now a collector herself. You can read more about her HERE as it wasn't long ago that I did an article on her because I was so impressed by her work. She creates unique pieces which include brooches and necklaces with removable pendants that double as brooches. She also has photo frames, paper weights, book marks, hair accessories and lots of interesting pieces that are suitable to be worn, given as gifts or just enjoyed by the purchaser.
Image courtesy of Kate & Rose Vintage Tea Cup Candles and Cake Stands
KATE AND ROSE - VINTAGE TEA CUP CANDLES AND CAKE STANDS Suzanne from Kate and Rose - Vintage Tea Cup Candles and Cake Stands carries bespoke vintage cake stands, soy candles and other vintage treasures. The bespoke vintage cake stands are made from vintage china or glassware and are lovingly selected and hand drilled. It makes a great centrepiece for a bridal shower, wedding or parties. The tea cup soy candles are made from 100% soy (extract from soy bean) and are scented with either essential or fragrance oils. You'll also find other fun stuff like tea party inspired jewellery, donut resin stud earrings, cupcake earrings and teacup necklaces and more. Where possible, china can be sourced for your requirements and Suzanne is happy to mix and match items as well.
JUSTE PARCE QUE Victoria from Juste Parce Que is a very busy woman. Not only does she have Juste Parce Que, but she's also the owner of Madame Vintage and host of the very popular QVM Brocante Marche French themed markets. She's been in the vintage game for a long time and had a stall at the South Melbourne market in the early 1980s. She then moved to the UK for a few years and had another adventure with the Lancefield Antique Centre when it first reopened in the mid 1990s.
Juste Parce Que was born 4 years ago at Chapel Street Bazaar, which led Victoria to open Madame Vintage and was later invited by QVM to host a vintage market. You'll find French items sourced directly from France or from across Austraila. These French inspired items will enhance your maison, boudoir or simply to give as a gift.
There's also a variety of Crystal, Limoges, Gien, lots of blue and white crockery from a range of manufacturers, silver plated tea sets and serving items, candelabras, chandeliers, lamps, prints and paintings, various copper and brass.
Image courtesy of Bruna
Be sure to check out this new store opening on Wednesday 10 June 2015 from 10am to 5.30pm at 19 Brunswick street, Fitzroy North. It promises to be an awesome event filled with fripperies we love to run our fingers through.