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.”
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