I decided to name my shop Elora Vintage after the town of Elora, Ontario.
It's a little place I used to go to often as a child, and I'd been itching to go back there for a long time. A couple weeks ago Peter took me for a special weekend getaway, and it was really lovely, to say the least.
The biggest draw to Elora for me is all the memories I have of that place as a child; sitting next to the Grand River and dipping my toes in the water, hiking in the gorge, frozen treats, and browsing the shops. There used to be this teddy bear shop I was always excited to visit, and although it seems to have disappeared, but everything else still remains in this sleepy Southern Ontario town.
This feeling of nostalgia is so similar to how I feel about a lot of the hand selected vintage pieces in my shop -- completely timeless, beautiful and classic, casual and sweet. Thus, Elora Vintage is born.