A dream is realised...
I'm Deb, the owner and operator of Kitten Vintage Mackay. I love history, and anything to do with the 1930s to 50s, including fashion, music, art and design, and furniture. I am also a mother, wife, interior decorator & a treasure hunter who wishes she could time travel.....
I studied Art History at Melbourne University, and completed a Diploma of Art in Interior Design at the Melbourne College of Decoration in 1991. I have worked on an off as a decorator ever since, in between stints at Antique shops, restaurants and florists, and having my five children. A compulsive thrifter, out of necessity, I have been transforming furniture and rooms for over 30 years, and have developed a keen eye for color and detail.
In 2016, after minor heart surgery, I took the plunge and opened Kitten Vintage Mackay on a shoestring budget (thanks Mum!). Life is too short...!
We love what we do! Kitten Vintage Mackay is a treasure trove full of memories. You really need to visit to get the full experience. There are over 8 rooms of vintage treasures and furniture, including an Art Deco style bedroom and a gentleman's style Map room.
Although I know a little about a lot, I'm always learning, and if I don't have what you're looking for, or have the answer to a question, I will try my best to find it for you. We also have a wish list for hard to find items, and always keep our eyes open for that elusive treasure.
Since opening the shop in October 2016 I have been gathering a wonderful array of support people who help out at the shop on various days. They all love to be there (literally, they work for love), and help give the shop its warm and calming ambiance.
I also have the support of my family, who deliver and pick up furniture and take over the shop when I'm called out. And of course are models for makeovers and dresses!