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It all began on - 6.07.2012. Date today : 18/11/2016

A girl with a goal, a dream, to create and give. Previously began as Retro Treasure Chest back in 2012 it began as a venture to find all things old, to bring vintage back and with an eye for collectables and rarities Retro Treasure Chest progressed into something more. The name change to Millys Retro Vintage came after my Springer Spaniel passed away, a sign of respect to her, to all that she given me and the inspiration to do well in her name and to follow dreams before it's too late. So slowly I began to get my way back into art, creating cute plush toys and discovering painting, then including them into the store. A chance meeting at a night out helped me to make friends with two people, dan and jade. Dan became my best friend overnight and helped me when i was homeless. He gave me a room to live in and i…

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  • Born on July 13
  • Joined March 14, 2011

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MillysAndHollies
Vintage, Retro and a bit of Handmade!

About

It all began on - 6.07.2012. Date today : 18/11/2016

A girl with a goal, a dream, to create and give. Previously began as Retro Treasure Chest back in 2012 it began as a venture to find all things old, to bring vintage back and with an eye for collectables and rarities Retro Treasure Chest progressed into something more. The name change to Millys Retro Vintage came after my Springer Spaniel passed away, a sign of respect to her, to all that she given me and the inspiration to do well in her name and to follow dreams before it's too late. So slowly I began to get my way back into art, creating cute plush toys and discovering painting, then including them into the store. A chance meeting at a night out helped me to make friends with two people, dan and jade. Dan became my best friend overnight and helped me when i was homeless. He gave me a room to live in and i returned the favour of selling any of his vintage/retro and handmade paintings made by himself to help him with renovating his grandad's home. Jade was dans friend from a young age, a genuine kind girl, not the party kinda girl but extremely friendly asked me to sell some of her handmade items on the store..well why not?! Its nice to help people when they are making handmade items and selling independently.

Now its 2016 and slowly but surely 2017 is approaching and its high time for some changes. As you may have noticed, new items being produced have been lacking and this all due to lack of income as i decided to go back to college to study animal care - a passion il forever and always have. Lacking the funds and lacking time has made every process slower to my dismay. But fastly approaching is christmas...I found a new full time job which pays well so that means more vintage scouring to be done in the next few weeks and hopefully after christmas some more arty things will be created.

The main goal for the upcoming goal for 2017 is to find incredible items and make incredible pieces of arts & other items...and shall i tell you why this is becoming such a motvation?? Well..il tell! You see I love animals. End of. Iv always dreamed of working on a farm..but farm jobs are hard to find, especially ones that pay you...so i kinda thought, stuff this. I'm gunna do something for myself. I am going to find a way to have my homestead (a house surrounded by farm) but most importantly the reason for doing this is i want to rescue animals., animals that are going to the slaughterhouse...pigs, chickens, sheep etc, It will be a smallholding but the idea is to rescue these animals, help them from the fear they suffered and give them a forever home. I hope to make this into a charity to get help with the funding and all donations would go towards getting the land, the animals welfare - food, housing, medicines, vet bills etc and helping create the environment. The public can visit for a cheap entry fee, there would be a cafe serving only vegan meals and possibly a small handmade shop with gifts made from local producers. Another possibility is to have a small lodging that can be booked for people to stay at for holidays, and every month for a week or two the lodging can be given to those with special needs or long term illnesses to enjoy a nice holiday. As well I want to be able to give people the chance to partake in volunteering either for college or just cause they want to...i understand how hard it is to find that work experience and i would love to help people learn how to look after and help animals. Its a big goal, a big dream, but doable....other people have done it, so why cant i?

Im super dedicate to do this and every penny thats given to Millys Retro Vintage (other than dans & jades items - thats their money) will be counted as a donation, a donation towards funding this incredible idea that will save lives of animals, educate people and give people that much need break - be it a small independent business that needs more revenue from their handmade products or a family with a child with a terminal illness who wants a simple holiday.

Thank you for any support that is given and any donations. We will make this dream happen because its no longer a dream...ITS A MISSION....TODAY IT'S HAPPENING!

xxxx (updates will be given month on a blog of which i will create shortly) xx

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