Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

It's Vintage and in Vogue; Beautiful Business Creates a World Where Everything Old Is New Again

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

It's Vintage and in Vogue; Beautiful Business Creates a World Where Everything Old Is New Again

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FIRM FOCUS

with Ashley Jones

IPSWICH is the heritage city, and a glance around Ipswich Central confirms the beauty of the past and the evidence of modern structures that now dominate the cityscape.

There is something that attracts us all to the old world, whether that is in Ipswich or any other major city around Australia or the world.

Vintage by Lou Lou is a local business that has connected with this very attraction and is experiencing great success by doing so.

For owner and creator of Vintage by Lou Lou, Louisa Janke, she is living out what has been instilled in her.

C[pounds sterling]Vintage ware and vintage living has always been part of my life. I was taken by my mother and grandmother to garage sales, markets, anywhere that had interesting pieces,C[yen] she said.

Today she is drawing on this experience to share it with a city and the wider world, and customers are loving it.

When you see the array of items that Ms Janke has assembled, it covers a wide selection.

There is a variety of hand selected vintage homewares and furniture, organic and natural based skin care and hand crafted items. Bangles, soap, hair clips, old fashion clothes pegs, couture cushions, coffee and tea pots, cups and saucers, notebooks and the delightful Cath Kidston products.

Vintage by Lou Lou is based at 9 Harlin Road, Sadliers Crossing and online at www.vintagebyloulou.com or by calling 0403 597 479.

C[pounds sterling]It is attractive because it is very beautiful. Given the world events people want to re-connect with family, feel comforted and the vintage products takes people to a time that was wonderful,C[yen] she said.

Ms Janke said that she is C[pounds sterling]exposing Ipswich to the grace worldC[yen] and people who are coming C[pounds sterling]love what I doC[yen].

A qualified visual artist, evident in her displaying of each piece in store and online, she is capable of extending these skills to assist people in creating themed events. …

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