So that's me. Im simply Shelley. Im a wife to a wonderfully supportive husband, lucky to be a mother of two amazing children and soon to be a first time grandmother to Braiden , my son and daughter in laws first born child .I am proud to honor vintage furniture and antiques with true love and care and rehome them to wonderful people who share my passion for second chances. Its your history and mine. It's the stories of our Grandparents and theirs. Join me in keeping the legacy alive and welcome to my Shabby Shack. *Shelley is a vintage furniture and antique specialist whose pieces can be seen in everything from real weddings to top bridal salons. She serves as a preferred vendor to some of the most prestigious wedding professionals in her local industry and has been featured regionally and internationally. Shelley currently calls the gulf coast of Florida her home and shares it with a wonderful husband, her adorable West Highland Terriers and a menagerie of cherished vintage furnishings.
We are a family business that focuses on decorating your home with characteristics that describe you. We love to mix styles like modern and classic or industrial and glam-chic to give you a design that compliments your lifestyle and interests.
I was born in Pittsburgh in the 70's but as the child of a busy single mom, I recall spending a lot of time with my Grandparents in the more rural area of Robinson Township. My Grandmother had an affinity for giving unwanted things a second chance . I recall many a visit to flea markets and yard sales in search of these old treasures. One such treasure was a cane rocking chair that sat out on the porch. One lazy afternoon I came across a can of paint and asked my Grandmother if I could paint that old rocking chair and of course she said yes. As my reward I was allowed to put it in my treehouse and my love for giving tired furniture a new life was born... Now I didn't immediately make this my life's work - I did what many women do. I grew up. I fell in love. I had beautiful children. I lived my life. It is a great story of people, places and experiences. Some good and some, well, not so much - but I have no regrets. It has made me who and what I am today. I may be a little older, and a little worn - but Im still here, stil wanted and still have a long road to go. Through these years this love of re-creating, re-purposing and breathing 'new' life into 'old' treasures grew. Along with it also grew my creativity, knowledge and experience of how to turn "nothings" that were long forgotten (like that old chair) into "somethings" that were once again desired... When my true life's masterpieces ( my children) were all grown up and ready to begin their journeys, I decided to take my passion, knowledge and experience and open my Shabby Shack. For me, every piece of furniture - every antique is a collection of people, places and experiences and the stories that come with them are priceless. You see, much like you and me, this furniture has had a life with stories. Some good, some not so much... and it may be a little old and it may be be a little worn - but it's still here. It's still wanted and it's still got a long road to go.
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