Vintage is very much the theme at Liberty Rose Tea Room in Grantham, and it is the perfect setting for it.
Claire Cant runs the popular tea room and also Maison du Maddie on the first floor.
And tucked away are three unique units run by different business women, all with a passion for the vintage era. The units make up Liberty Rose’s Emporium.
Heidi Skipworth, 46, runs Hector and Eve, selling hand-painted furniture, jewellery and homewares. She also does commissioned work and can source items as a regular at antiques fairs.
She said: “I’m always looking for something new, always sourcing interesting pieces of furniture to rejuvenate.”
Walk through a door and you enter Jayne Loves Vintage, run by Jayne Eagle, 41. She has a rail full of unique pieces of clothing and accessories consistent with her love of the 1940s through to the 1970s. She said: “I’ve loved the 40s and 50s since I was little, always into Audrey Hepburn and those types of people.”
Vintage glamour is her passion and Jayne loves wandering around antiques fairs and markets searching for wonderful items to sell.
Wooden stairs lead up to the second floor, where jewellery designer Rachel Smith has set up her business.
Rachel runs Create Jewellery, where people can go along to make their own jewellery and accessories, and also buy her creations. At the centre of a wooden table are boxes filled with colourful beads and gems for customers to use.
Claire first opened the tea room and Maison du Maddie 18 months ago and she is pleased to share her love of vintage with her new friends.
She said: “It’s wonderful because we’re all women of a certain age at a certain period of our lives where we want to spread our wings.
“It’s a really positive thing for Grantham. Businesses are closing and struggling, but 18 months on I’m expanding.”
l Call Heidi on 07917 462416, call Jayne on 07889 953206, call Rachel on 07949 180427 and call Claire Cant on 01476 978313.