About Us

Hi, I'm Trine and I'm the founder of Vintage Love!


My passion for jewellery originated in Mariager, a little market town in Denmark, where I'd spend time after school helping my mum in her antiques and jewellery shop, as well as joining my parents on the many antique exhibitions they hosted nationally in the 1970s and 80s. This sparked my love for vintage jewellery and sharing that passion with customers.


Vintage Love is deeply inspired by my Danish culture and my mum Birgit, who I sadly lost lin December 2021. Customers would regularly come to her shop, even if it was just for a chat, and there was nothing she loved more. After she retired she still carried on doing markets around Denmark until her late 70s mainly just to chat. The last thing I promised her was that I would keep 'Trading and Talking' on her behalf for many years to come and that is what I will do.

Although I spent some times working in a variety of shops when younger my career path took off in a different direction. It was only after I fell ill after 25 years in the 'corporate world' that my life opened up to different opportunities.


n 2018 I inherited an old pearl brooch that had been in my family for many years. I decided to restore the brooch and created a necklace using it as a centrepiece. After receiving many compliments and requests to do similar bespoke creations for others, Vintage Love by Trine was born. 


The idea for my earth-conscious leather pieces came about when I was replacing an old leather sofa, I felt so much quality leather was going to waste. From this, I decided to make my first leather bag.



II now source house clearance jewellery as well as broken accessories, often destined for landfills, mainly from charities and then restore or re-purpose into my own designs.  You can frequently find me rummaging through charity shops for vintage pieces, fabrics and any other things I can possibly turn into jewellery or handbags!


All jewellery that I acquire, from whichever source, is either lovingly restored back to it's original glory, incorporated into a new design or broken down to individual components, cleaned up and then I let the imagination free with completely unique designs.


Remnants from leather sofa manufacturers, leather that will otherwise just go to waste, now contributes to a steady stream of handbags, purses, and leather-backed notebooks.


I am also very fortunate to receive a number of donations from customers who entrust me with some of their own heirlooms and I can’t think of anything more exciting than a unique piece of jewellery that has an entire lifetime of history to tell.


I also make bespoke jewellery, repair personal heirlooms, encourage customers to come and design their own jewellery and most of all take the time to talk to everyone who comes to visit me at my stall or in my shop

My love for the unusual and quirky combined with my passion for repurposing and upcycling, has lead to hundreds of one-off unique items that make use of existing materials instead of bringing more things into the world unnecessarily.


You can catch me at markets, shows and festivals across the country accompanied by Charley my chocolate Labrador and occasionally Bubble and Magic my two trusty cats. However, with my roots still firmly planted in the North West I have now also opened a shop in Ormskirk, so please pop by and see me there, check my social media or website diary for my market activity or alternatively have a browse in the online shop.