found: victoria and abigail

A few weeks ago, I stumbled on a lovely little shop on Twitter; full of colourful textiles, quirky accessories and bright homewares, Victoria and Abigail is run by two ace ladies with impeccable taste and a great eye for a jazzy print. Victoria was kind enough to take the time to answer a few of my nosy questions about setting up shop, their favourite brands and a few fun past times.

What made you set up shop in the first place? 
Abi and I have been friends for years, and we always talked about opening a shop together; our ideas ranged from a small coffee and gift shop to what we have now – an online homewares and acccessories store. We spent a lot of time researching local retailers, and found that most places were selling generic mass-produced gifts and homewares, so we decided to open the kind of shop that we’d want to find ourselves in – one that was full of unique, handmade products crafted by talented designers and makers. We like to uncover and support independent designers and bring their exceptional products to the market.

Do you have any favourite brands?
We’re currently working with twenty-five designers, and I couldn’t pinpoint a favourite because they all have their own unique qualities. Abi does have a cushion obsession though, and has stored a few away for her home, while I do a lot of entertaining and have a wishlist full of tableware!

What do you do when you’re not working on the shop?
Abi loves to spend her spare time watching Saturday Kitchen and then recreating meals, but when she’s not cooking she’s usually out and about…. at the shops! I’m a qualified hairdresser and spend a lot of time with clients and working on weddings – otherwise you’ll probably find me either in the garden or down at the river with friends.

Victoria and Abigail have generously offered readers of this blog a 15% discount on any items in their fabulous shop – simply use the code OWL15 until 30th September at the checkout to make a nice little saving on some lovely bits and pieces.

A huge thanks to Victoria for answering my nosy questions, and to both ladies for the kind discount. 

9 Comments

  1. Claire Evans
    August 25, 2014 / 10:27 am

    Such a lovely shop. Great name too. πŸ™‚ x

  2. Jess @ Along Came Cherry
    August 25, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    I love the bird tag and those people! x

  3. Polly Davies
    August 25, 2014 / 6:52 pm

    looks like a lovely shop – will look when I'm not so broke πŸ˜‰

  4. Katie Bedlow
    August 25, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Heading over for a snoop around now, looks like a beautifully curated shop!

  5. LandGirl1980
    August 26, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    Oooh! this looks lovely!!

  6. Gill C, A Baby on Board
    August 26, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    This all looks so lovely – I was just having a nose around the cushions and want them all. We've at the finishing stages of our house so I reckon I'm completely justified in buying nice things after months of building work.

  7. laura redburn
    August 26, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    so much lovely stuff! definitely one to be bookmarked.

  8. Anonymous
    August 27, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    Wow, great find! Off to browse! Thanks for sharing x

  9. Laura Side Street
    August 29, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    Oh wow I really like their stuff and I wonder if one of them is from South Africa as I noticed the use of the word "lekker" on one of the coasters – basically means – lush, awesome, so good πŸ™‚ Going to check out their website for sureLaura x

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