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About Us

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Hi, I’m Wendy!  Welcome to the new Vintage Painted Pretty website which now also incorporates Apricot Rose.

I am based in County Down, Northern Ireland in a beautiful part of the world, where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea.  I have always loved nature and the great outdoors and where better to pull on the hiking boots and get out and about.  I grew up in a family which was very much described as good with their hands, my father being a carpenter and my mother dress making, painting and various other crafts.  From an early age, therefore, I was surrounded by many materials, woods, metals, and fabrics and this is where my love for arts & crafts and interior design was first born.

For many years I honed my skills creating bespoke jewellery, ornaments and clothing accessories as a hobby.  I successfully showcased and sold many creations at craft fairs across Northern Ireland.  I find fairs thoroughly enjoyable as I take great pleasure out of meeting and chatting to new and returning customers.

All my painted items have been restored and refinished to a high standard.  I meticulously prepare each piece prior to painting, and I only use top quality paint in all my projects.  I am now including some painted and decoupaged household items within Vintage Painted Pretty.  My other creations such as crocheted gifts and accessories can also be found here under Apricot Rose.

Follow both Vintage Painted Pretty and Apricot Rose on Instagram and Facebook so you can see all my latest projects and creations together with the work I have completed to date.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my website and that you have learned a bit more about me and what I'm passionate about.

Wendy x