My goal at H-Tiques is to add more joy, stories, comfort, and inspiration to your life.
I don’t just ‘sell antiques,’ I help you acquire pieces that add presence and rejuvenation to your life.
Antique, vintage, retro, and upcycled pieces all have meaning and stories far greater than ourselves.
When you use a brand new porcelain mixing bowl from a chain store, it’s fresh, clean, and untouched. For some, that’s perfection…but for people like us, there is something missing…a presence, a soul, a uniqueness, a story.
Think of that intangible ‘juju’ that you feel when you use your grandmother’s vintage, porcelain mixing bowl with a heft that ensures you this baby ain’t breaking no matter how hard you beat that batter.
Where on earth did you find such a rockin’ mixing bowl??
Questions like that are only the beginning.
You just made your own new story with a mixing bowl you saw on H-Tiques that inspired you to re-love and re-claim. Sweet!!!
This is why I started H-Tiques and why I am so passionate about helping YOU find awesome pieces to re-love or re-juvinate, adding good juju to your life and home.
As a little girl, my Dad was an auctioneer by hobby. I was also very close to my grandmothers who both had some wicked taste and a story for everything. With those kinds of influences, I grew up with a love for the unique, the vintage, and the retro — particularly if there was a good story too!
Growing up in a family that never wanted anything useful to go to waste made for a childhood full of bringing new life to ‘useless’ treasures.
I was an upcycler before upcycling was even a word.
Let me assure you that upcycling is not nearly as hard or half-baked as some Google searches might make it seem.
I will show you some kick-ass ways to make timeless treasures out of worn-out, unloved, or trash-bound goods.
In fact, here is one of my favorite projects. My husband and I found a great piece that held a loving history in a local family but they just didn’t have a use for anymore. (Trust me, that picture above shows it far better than it looked.)
We happily vowed to re-love this storied gem and made it a statement piece that now brings an amazing presence to my home and joy to my heart each time I look at it. All it took was some sandpaper, paint, hardware, and lots of elbow grease.
The guys at the paint store thought we were N-U-T-S.
But doesn’t it look a-freakin-mazing in that eye-popping lime green?! (I’m afraid our unfortunate wall color doesn’t do it any justice.)
Through H-Tiques blog posts, videos, and other surprises, you’ll learn all KINDS of juicy information, like:
You’ll also get to watch me succeed…and sometimes fail…at making new upcycled creations.
(Honestly, who doesn’t like to see a good fail from time to time?)
H-Tiques coming soon! Store items ARE for sale, but are not typical of H-Tique items.