With a love of pre-loved treasures Jacqueline Rogers has reopened her Trinket and Things store on Goodwood Road.
Jacqueline believes someone else’s junk can be turned in to another’s treasure; and with this in mind the she started her own business Trinket and Things in November last year.
She said her business had hit some hiccups with the current COVID-19 regulations and the bushfire situation earlier this year, but she is now back on track and open to the public.
From a young age Jacqueline found she was always fascinated in re-purposing other people’s unwanted goods, and now, with Trinket and Things, she can give items a facelift and a little bit of TLC before selling them on to a new home.
“I’ve always dabbled in second-hand goods,” she said.
“I find myself a little bit of a greenie, I see the value and in everything, and I love recycling and repurposing items.
“People may not realise that everything and anything can be repurposed and that’s what I aim to do.”
Jacqueline said Trinket and Things stocked a variety of goods, including some revamped old furniture, but mostly smaller products including a range of vintage items, including books and clothes.
“I enjoy giving things, such as old furniture that nobody wants, a new life,” she said.
“I look around my shop and it’s all something people have thrown away.
“I find not many people want the old furniture but once it's given a coat of paint it becomes shabby-chic, and it’s able to find a new home.”
She said the idea behind Trinket and Things came about when she realised she had accumulated a lot of second-hand items over the years and it was time to give them a new home.
“Everything I sell, I have bought with the intent to repurpose it,” Jacqueline said.
“I’m self-taught and sort of winging it, but I see the good in everything and my aim is to help reduce waste in the world.”
More information about Trinket and Things can be found here or visit the store at 336 Goodwood Road.
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