After close to 20 years running a successful graphic design studio Matt and I decided we wanted a big change and so began the creation in 2011 of La Brocante - a business that would allow us to travel and indulge in our love of hunting for interesting vintage pieces (known as 'brocante' in France).
While this part of the business has become harder to sustain - increasing prices in Europe, more competition from around the world, declining availability of truly gorgeous old wares particularly in France and the frustrating and expensive aspects of shipping - we have found that we have come full circle to concentrate for the most part on the retro graphics part of our business.
We created our first range of greeting cards featuring retro images back in 2012 and have since added wall prints and tea towels to the collection.
Everything in our range is restored by us. Very often Matt will spend days on a restoration, painstakingly removing scratches, folds, tears and fading from an image found in an old magazine, book, catalogue or advertisement.
Many of our images cannot be found elsewhere and we get a bit excited working on anything unusual, quirky and rare.
We're proud that everything in our range is printed and professionally framed in Australia using suppliers who are as pedantic about quality as we are.
So that's us! We're very proud of what we do and we're excited to share our collection with you.
Cheers for now.
Penny & Matt
t: 0407 819 574