About Us

Vintage & Handmade Shop in Swadlincote – South Derbyshire – Curly Magpie & Friends is made up of three local businesses coming together to form a co-operative. We are all local ladies and will run the shop on a daily basis, as well as sell our own makes and goods. We are:

I suppose my passion for vintage stems from my childhood. I was born in Lincolnshire, where my parents were & still are in the antiques trade. I spent many a day growing up on Bermondsey antiques market in London. Rather than give me pocket money, my dad would have a clear out of his old stock and I would have to sell it and what a great grounding this was.

Today I run two vintage based businesses alongside each other. Hip Again is a vintage clothes & accessories business while Rosehip Vintage supplies vintage china, accessories & styling for weddings and events.

I love old fashioned, I love homemade, whether it’s a china teacup, a wooden sideboard or a lovely plump feather cushion that I’ve made myself from a piece of vintage fabric.
I tend to love the things that most people would think had seen better days and take to the tip, but with a little tender loving care and imagination they can be upcycled and ready to start a new life.

At Mother Hen Homecrafts you will find a variety of shabby chic hand painted furniture, homemade candles, vintage ornaments, handmade fabric gifts and homeware.

I was born and raised within a family that loved to go to jumble sales, car boots, and flea markets, so I quickly learnt to spot a bargain. My mum and grandparents used to take me out across the area every weekend to find gems. We collected all sorts of wonderful things and had great fun along the way! As such I decided to open up Magpie Mace to the world. Now, I organise Curly Magpie Wonderful Events. Here you will find gorgeous items that make up every type of collection that you can imagine.

I am at my happiest when I am scouring markets and charity shops hunting for new treasures to add to my hoard.

Would you like to sell your products with us?

We are always on the look out for new traders in the shop, if you would like to sell with us please contact us here.

Hold your workshop here

Whether is be craft, furniture restoration, floristry, we have space in the shop to accomodate your workshop. Please contact us here if you would like to get involved.