FOUND BY HER
Small treasures from this online vintage store have found their way to Macy’s in New York, theatre and television productions, and stylist collections around Australia.
PHONE: 0424 938 811
WEBSITE: www.foundbyher.com.au (full contact details below)
I grew up in Queensland and the small coastal towns near us were more surf-culture than heritage. I felt more at home in Victoria so I’m always thrilled to discover junk-loving northerners!
Jay’s father restored Queenslanders (traditional wide-verandah weatherboard homes) and passed on an interest in good craftsmanship and antiques. Years later Jay searched for quirky, eclectic items to give depth and soul to her own heritage renovations and uncovered a flair for collecting. Her keen attention to detail as a speech pathologist gradually switched to vintage rummaging, and she now runs Found by Her full time.
“I love that the items I find have had a previous life and I like to think about their history. I love to run my fingers over the wear marks and use the old kitchenware and imagine who else may have held and used and dinged them in the past. It is a wonderful feeling to pass each object on to its new owner and know that its life will continue.”
Found by Her stocks well-made rustic, farmhouse and industrial finds in the small to medium size range for easy postage. You’ll find vintage tableware, old bottles, tools, games, boxes, cameras and all kinds of old-world mementos. Jay also loves ‘perfectly imperfect’ items that are scratched, chipped, rusty, worn, faded or dented into something characterful.
Busy vintage markets can be crowded and overwhelming and you have to dig hard to find the good bits. Found by Her takes the noise and chaos away and presents simple, beautiful objects you can peruse easily with your feet up and a cup of tea. Each piece has been cleaned, polished, beautifully photographed to highlight the form or texture, and packed up ready for a new adventure.
If you’re searching for meaningful gifts for friends; warm styling props for your home or business; or have something you’d like a tenacious scout to find for you this stylish little store is an ideal spot to start.
Note: All images by Found by Her, reproduced with permission.