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Wendy Addison ARTIST PROFILE

PHOTO: David Mills

VINTAGE VICTORIAN CHARM

WRITTEN BY ISABELLE NOVAK  *  PHOTOS  BY DAVID MILLS

Designer Wendy Addison is a master of her trade. What is her trade, exactly? It could be summarized by vintage victorian charm. Addison uses antique materials for product construction and inspiration. She has become a successful independent artist who runs her own shop and has designs licensed at Tinsel Trading.
“I’m an artisan designer and I run the gamut from fine art to whimsical craft,” Addison says.
Addison frequents flea markets and always gravitated toward the Victorian era.
Her passion for vintage findings fueled her success in design. For Addison, her talent is instinctive. “When I pick up something like a string of old tinsel it almost tells me what to do with it. And I don’t know where I absorbed that information or where it exactly came from but it’s by instinct,” Addison says.
All of Addison’s creations are constructed by hand and sans plastic, in accordance with vintage style. Famous for her use of silver glass glitter, she only uses specific glitter made in East Germany. “I had this collection of these little bottles of antique glitter that I kept finding and I was so drawn to them,” Addison says.
Amid a competitive pool of design and decor, Addison maintains her integrity as a business woman and supporter of local shops. “It’s very important to me to support local business and local endeavors, and also women owned businesses,” Addison says. Journey with REstyleSOURCE to her land of sparkles and whimsy.

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PHOTO: David Mills

PHOTO: David Mills

PHOTO: David Mills

Addison speaks highly of what local shops bring to the design table. “I love that I immediately get a shot of someone’s personal vision of beauty. I love it and it’s different in every store you go into,” Addison says.

PHOTO: David Mills

1) “SPRING” WALLPAPER LETTERS ON RIBBON : $18
2) BUNNY HEAD W/ PINK BOW : $12
3) MEDIUM STANDING BUNNY ORNAMENT : $24
4) WALLPAPER BUNNIES, SET OF 3, IN GLASSINE BAG : $17.50 / set
5) PINK GLITTERED EGG W/ MUSICIAN BUNNY : $24
6) LARGE 7″ ROUND PINK FLOWER BOX W/ GLITTER : $22
7) SMALL 3 1/2″ ROUND PINK FLOWER BOX W/ GLITTER : $12
8) MEDIUM 5 3/8″ EGGS BOX W/ GLITTER : $18

All products can be found at Tinsel Trading

** REstyleSOURCE lists the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. Shop prices and availability may vary.

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