The right moment, the right time
Then, during a walk with Sara, a friend, everything fell into place. “We discussed Mersea, the environment and community, design and up-cycled furniture. I went home and bought the domain name.” ShabbyAnd... was born.
Labour of love
Trading began in March 2013, firstly online and through word of mouth and vintage fairs. As the demand grew, they realised there was a need for ShabbyAnd… to have a physical presence. Ann gave up Estate Agency to commit more time to it and the shop came to lif). “All of our items are carefully hand painted and may show the odd brush stroke or colour variation. As with any pre- owned furniture there may be the odd blemish or bump that you'd expect with age, this is part of its attraction and if like us you love vintage pieces with character this is the place for you.” – saye in August with the Grand Opening in September 2013. In the early days, she cooperated with Sara and in 2014 Ann became the sole owner of the business.
Today ShabbyAnd… is on a road to becoming the destination for chic upcycled furniture, unique handmade soft furnishings, retro accessories and quality paints and materials (the shop is an authorised distributor of Autentico chalk paints).