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Hello! I am an interior designer, color consultant and antiques dealer, and writer. I grew up in the antiques business at my grandfather's antiques shop in London.
I literally grew up in the antiques business, as a child playing in the antiques shop my grandfather ran in London. He had a guard rooster who would fly at anyone he didn't like the look of. Quite eccentric I suppose but he was a great rooster. I purchased my first antique at the age of five, a small Georgian intaglio ring that I still treasure. Okay, I admit it, I am an obsessive antiques collector and have been since the age of five, and I am proud to be a part of the very first recycling industry - antiques. When you shop for vintage and antiques you are not only getting superior quality but the knowledge that you are recycling and keeping precious objects out of landfills, thereby helping the planet too. I love jewelry and beautiful objects…

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  • Joined December 5, 2009

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jade, coral, silk, Fortuny fabric, gemstones, pearls, antique textiles, morganite, amber, lapis lazuli, designer fabrics, vintage finds

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About

Hello! I am an interior designer, color consultant and antiques dealer, and writer. I grew up in the antiques business at my grandfather's antiques shop in London.
I literally grew up in the antiques business, as a child playing in the antiques shop my grandfather ran in London. He had a guard rooster who would fly at anyone he didn't like the look of. Quite eccentric I suppose but he was a great rooster. I purchased my first antique at the age of five, a small Georgian intaglio ring that I still treasure. Okay, I admit it, I am an obsessive antiques collector and have been since the age of five, and I am proud to be a part of the very first recycling industry - antiques. When you shop for vintage and antiques you are not only getting superior quality but the knowledge that you are recycling and keeping precious objects out of landfills, thereby helping the planet too. I love jewelry and beautiful objects. When I realized it was time to begin sharing my collection I opened my shop on Etsy, Elegant Artifacts. My original jewelry combines gemstones and natural gemstone beads with vintage or antique artifacts to create one of a kind designs. I also love to design using Fortuny fabric and exceptional vintage or antique fabrics which I sew up into pillows. When I shop for my interior design clients I am always looking for unusual vintage or antique items to put in my Elegant Artifacts shop. I also have a great love of dogs and donate a portion of sales to STOLA - Saluki Tree of Life Alliance, the national nonprofit rescue organization for Saluki hounds, the world's first domesticated dogs www.stola.org.

• Visit my website and blog at http://www.ElegantArtifacts.com
• Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Elegantartifacts
• Check out my shop: ElegantArtifacts.etsy.com
• Read my blog: http://elegantartifacts.blogspot.com
• Tumblr: http://elegantartifacts-blog.tumblr.com/


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