My Country Home is owned and operated by me, Gina Ehrlich.
The popularity of hand-painted furniture, pre-loved wares and re-purposed items continues to grow, as does the trend for industrial-style homewares, driving demand for rustic industrial finds and vintage gardenalia. Anything can be repurposed or easily transformed if you really think about it. I focus on sourcing interesting, sought-after items to add "intrigue and nostalgic charm” to the home- pretty much anything your vintage heart desires, especially if they have a past story and bring memories of bygone days or if they are a little bit quirky.
It's nice to feel somewhat "socially responsible" when recycling, by reusing furniture we can save around 70% of carbon that may be generated from making a new piece and we love being surrounded by one-off pieces reminiscent of our childhood, so I think the nostalgic trend in decorating is thankfully here to stay.
Some furniture & vintage pieces sourced have, over time, developed marks and battle scars that document the piece’s history. No two pieces of furniture revamped will ever be the same and rarely would one be lucky enough to find two of anything, so once they’re gone, they’re gone!
MCH is operating from a little Caretaker's cottage at our family farmstead in the rural region of Blaxland on the Western Downs, Queensland. "Blaxland" is where I combine the best of two worlds... my love for Vintage & renovating our old house.