Our retailer spotlight this week is Laura Hughes, owner of Vintage This Re Purpose That. If you’re near the Orwigsburg, PA area be sure to check out her shop!
VINTAGE THIS RE PURPOSE THAT
1070 Centre Turnpike
Orwigsburg , PA 17961
A little about My Mom and I. We are as close as you can get…..best friends really. My mom has been happily married for 36 years and has me Laura (I am 35 years old) and My brother Michael (31 years old. My mom and dad have 2 horses Murphy & Dumas, 2 cats Jack & Midnight and their baby Mia who is a Rough Collie. My mom and dad ( Mark) own a lumber company MRD that has proved to be very handy in our current endeavor. My mom enjoys gardening, playing with her 3 grandchildren and going to auctions.
I am married to my husband Jason and have 3 children, Tyler 14, Isabella 7, Giuliana 4. I have a dog Odie, 2 cats Lily & Katie. My son is in boy scouts and both of my daughters dance at a local ballet studio. Hmmm things I love…..going picking, playing outside with my children & reading a good book!!! I recently found a new love of running in obstacle races with my closest friends.
We started our business out of a love of spending time together & the passion to decorate. We complement each other in many good ways. My mom can look at something and instantly accessorize. I can picture a piece of furniture finished to the last brush stroke. Our little story……we had a yard sale in the space that we now have our shop. Our yard sale was the most organized and shop like yard sale ever. We said after the dust settled “wouldn’t it be fun to have a little shop?” In the next couple months our space was transformed…..Counter…shelves…work space…room for my children. We still look at each other some days and say are we really doing this. HAHA We started refinishing furniture and found out we are both really good at it and people loved it. We have nothing like our shop near us so in our community we are considered “Hip & Trendy” Who would of thought…lol
Inspiration is everywhere for us…..we live in a community that has great architecture…..wonderful chippy painted buildings. Our customers inspire us daily…..they always have a picture to share or a vision to tell us about. I get my best ideas while I am drying my hair in the morning…..Is it the hum of the hair dryer or the mindless activity that lets my mind wander…..I have no idea!!! But it works. My mom love to page through magazines and watch home makeover shows and comes in with an idea for a piece we have.
As far as collecting I have an issue with chairs….I pick them up wherever we go…on the side of the road…..at auctions…yardsales. My mom is obsessed with frames….the more detailed the better. We have a good collection going of both at the moment. We love to collect them and then pass them on when we are finished giving them a makeover!!!!!
My favorite color is Trophy…..It is classy and elegant. I feel it goes in many different setting and tastes. Who does not love a good grey!!! My mom has an affection for Eulalie’s Sky…..It reminds her of the outdoors…pretty blue skies on a summer day!!! She loves to pair it with the white wax!!!