Octavia’s Vintage is a little bit funky and a little bit rock-n-roll! We are creators of uniquely beautiful upcycled steampunk finery and toys, mavens of culinary delights and keepers of the homestead. Both my husband and I grew up around great home cooking, old time gardens, flea markets, antique malls, and auctions. It was in our blood, so to speak.
I was born and raised on the coast of Maine and come from a strong Irish, Danish and English family of lobstering, baking, cooking, farming and homesteading. Weekends were spent sewing on my vintage Singer making Winnie-The-Pooh characters, sitting on a stool helping my gram’s and mum roll out biscuits, cookies, and bread, picking wild blueberries and harvesting vegetables from my grandpa Kelley’s garden; and stopping along the roadside tag sales to find great old wares to re-purpose.
My “other” work is a full-time interior decorator, home stager and event designer in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico with my company Sanctuary Design.
My best guy was born in Vermont and grew up in Maryland. The southeast is where he got the “rusty gold” fever with attending estate auctions at a very young age with his antique dealer mum. He started collecting old comic books, Beatles memorabilia, Ouija boards and vintage oil cans while most boys were trading Matchbox cars!
We started our first business, Gaia’s Moon about eleven years ago in Vermont. We merchanted at Renaissance Faires, Medieval Faires and metaphysical events all over New England for six years. Our business was put on hold to raise our two daughters and in 2011 Gaia’s Moon was re-born as Octavia’s Vintage… named after our littlest artist girlie Izzy Octavia, it perfectly describes her and her fun, bohemian and flair.
We hope you enjoy visiting our little part of the world and our ever-changing array of unique and funky steampunk finery handcrafted from upcycled fabrics and available exclusively in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; our fun and informative articles and some delicious and yummy recipes.
Enjoy and feel free to write us with recipes, ideas or cool sites. We’d love to hear from you!
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Octavia’s Vintage – Handcrafted Upcycled Boutique Steampunk Finery & Toys