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Inspirational new store brings shabby chic to Glengormley

Rosemary Nugent, Madeline Dunlop and Michelle Conlon at the official opening of Serendipity at Home. Pic by Edward King

Rosemary Nugent, Madeline Dunlop and Michelle Conlon at the official opening of Serendipity at Home. Pic by Edward King

Glengormley’s most glamorous gathered last week for the launch of Serendipity at Home - the town’s newest retail outlet.

The official opening of the boutique at Glebe Road West took place on Friday, May 9, and invited guests were blown away by the inspiring range of shabby chic, upcycled and truly vintage furniture and gifts, all lovingly restored by proprietor Madeline Dunlop.

As well as classy clutter, curios and vintage china, buyers were falling over themselves to snap up the stunning range of restored furniture pieces from French dressers, chairs, mirrors, lamps, side boards and telephone tables, which were all treated to ‘the Serendipity effect’.

The restoration and upcycling of furniture using chalk paint is very in vogue right now and Mrs Dunlop is also selling her own brand of affordable eco-friendly Serendipity at Home chalk powder for painting and distressing furniture.

Attendees at the official opening nibbled on canapés whilst perusing the selection of furniture and quaint ornaments. They also got the chance to hear how the new store will be showcasing goods and products made by local people.

Serendipity means ‘happy coincidence’ and the shop opening is much more than a retail enterprise for the owner. The logo - a white feather, which is synonymous with angels and their presence - is testament to the fact that the new shop symbolises faith, hope and a new beginning for Mrs Dunlop.

For more information telephone 028 9084 4229 or check out the Serendipity at Home Facebook page.

• Pictured inset: Lucy and Paul Dunlop, proprietor Madeline Dunlop, Laura Dunlop and Amy-Ruth Dunlop at the official opening of Serendipity at Home. INNT 20-514CON Pic by Edward King

 
 
 

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