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THE COLLECTOR

Hayley Owen

Posted on April 26 2018

On an endeavour to source home decor earlier this week, I stumbled across The Finders Daughter and was instantly sucked in by the consistency of style and modesty of pricing. The online vintage antique collection offers buyers unique pieces from many alluring corners of the world. After following The Finders Daughter on Instagram, I became intrigued as to who the curator of the collection was.

Though Melissa Scott’s online store was conceived only one year ago, her collective nature has been one of longevity. She shares; “I have collected antiques and vintage wares since my teen years. I appreciate the craftsmanship and details of a vintage item. I get lost in the romanticism of its past life. I tend to wonder who made it and what sort of person may have owned it.”

Having always admired the work of Vienna designers; Jacob & Josef Kohn, Melissa was pleasantly surprised to discover their stamp on the bottom of a set of bentwood chairs she recently purchased on eBay for her personal collection. She shared; “That was very exciting because I had always admired a piece made by them that is part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s permanent collection.” Melissa’s personal collection tells a story of her travels, with pieces of various styles and eras sourced from all over the world, such as Russia, Holland and Africa.

It’s no surprise that such an enthusiast deemed it appropriate to develop a collection she could share with the world. Melissa gathered baskets, cane furniture, rugs and hand thrown pottery at the conception of The Finders Daughter, in order to bring forth a collection of bohemian aesthetic. At a customers request, Melissa would seek out specific items, which has now seen the collection evolve into one of great character, in which Melissa describes as eclectic. In the past, she has even reunited customers with items from their childhood. Shop The Finders Daughter on Etsy for unique worldly pieces.

Melissa selected her favourite items from our own collection. Her choices included our Mainland dress in grey, Scope bag in beige and our timeless Plait belt in tan. Shop these items online and in store now.

 

 

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