I spoke to the owner Jess to find out how her passion for vintage started.
I suppose I have always liked quirky things since I was a young child. I'd find odd little items at jumble sales and display them in my bedroom (a very mixed bag, not all of it very good). But my real interest started about 20 years ago when I was at art college – a lot of my work was inspired by surface patterns of the 1950s, and my written work was often about post-war furniture design and the Festival of Britain. In the final year of my degree I concentrated on ceramics; it was so easy to be inspired by the beauty of mid-century design, lots of which is now being revisited in so many modern pieces.
What is your favourite piece in your own home?
It's hard to pick just one, but I'd say some of my ceramic pieces are my favourites. I have a set of eight different 1950s cups and saucers, which were given to me by my mum (after much begging!). For me, these epitomise designs from the 1950s – it was so new, nothing like it had been seen before. It must have been a breath of fresh air to have items like these gracing your table in the post-war years.
Love Lemon x