Mixing the old and the new: Unique Corsham shop celebrates first birthday

Previous Homeware NICOLA WHITE, 54 High St, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 0HF, products and portrait shoot taken on Sunday July 3rd 2016 10am to 12noon. Images included furniture, crockery, cutlery, glassware, clothing, chairs, stuffed birds of paradise, jewellery, socks, soaps, lipbalms, cards, books, notebooks, bags, maps, aeroplane, desk, scales and numberous other objects. Images are going to be used in web and print.

A VINTAGE and homewares shop with a community and celebrity clientele, is celebrating its first anniversary in a popular Wiltshire town.

Previous Homewares in Corsham High Street was founded and is run by entrepreneur Nicola White and offers an eclectic mix of vintage and modern goods carefully selected on her travels across the UK and overseas.

Nicola says: “It’s hard to believe our shop is a year old in October. It’s been an amazing year and the local community has supported me in their droves. My customers tell me that they love the variety of well-priced, unusual products in store and the fact that there’s always something new to see.”

To celebrate the first birthday, customers new and old are invited to the celebrations at Previous Homewares in Corsham on Saturday October 15 between 3 and 5pm.

“I want to thank the community and customers for their ongoing support in helping a new business to the area and for sharing my own enjoyment of beautiful things,” Nicola said.

Nicola originally created her company whilst teaching Cultural Studies at London’s University of the Arts in 2008. Her vision was to eventually make her living by sourcing and selling vintage and modern products. The married mother of two was influenced by growing up in a creative family, with a mother who was a part-time antiques dealer.

When she and her family moved back to the Cotswolds, Nicola rented space in Tetbury, where she attracted regular customers and celebrities, but soon had to move to a bigger space as her stock became so popular.

It was her love of her home town of Corsham that prompted her to take on a retail shop of her own in its High Street. She and her architect husband Chris now both enjoy travelling in the UK and abroad to source new and old objects for her online and shop customers.

“My ethos is to offer an affordable mix of unusual items, from toys, to jewellery, to man-gifts (and mantiques), clothes, bath and beauty and much more, priced from as little as 50p. Many of these are vintage objects which tell an interesting story or rekindle nostalgic memories for customers,” says Nicola.

Anyone is invited to the celebration at Previous Homewares, 54 High Street, Corsham on Saturday October 15 between 3pm and 5pm. There will be a prize draw, fizz and refreshments and you can find more information here – http://www.previoushomewares.co.uk

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