Elderly lady’s vintage jewellery home business listed on Carousell with a little help from her new friend

She was unable to afford the higher rent for her old shop space.

Jeanette Tan | November 21, 2016 @ 03:54 pm

It’s a sad story that’s regrettably becoming more and more common these days: elderly small-time business owner gets pushed out of mall space after rents rise beyond what they can afford; pretty much goes out of business.

Lucia’s is no different, having operated a shop selling a host of vintage trinkets, ornaments, statues and furniture. After losing her store space to hiked rent, she brought everything home to Spottiswoode Park Road in Tanjong Pagar.

Currently, she can only sell her products to guests by appointment as she cannot use her home as a store.

But here’s a little boost for her products:

One lady, Koh Kai Xin, came across Lucia’s place and posted some pictures of the things she is selling to Facebook.

Photo from Kai Xin's Facebook page
Photo from Kai Xin’s Facebook page
Photo from Kai Xin's Facebook page
Photo from Kai Xin’s Facebook page

She also helped Lucia get onto Carousell, and started listing a few of her items for sale on it in order to help get the word out.

Here’s Lucia’s Carousell page:

Screenshot from Carousell
Screenshot from Carousell

Koh also left a helpful testimonial for her to start with as well.

And in gratitude for helping her out, Lucia and her friend cooked up a delightful-looking dinner of pickled cabbage soup and dumplings for Koh:

Photo from Kai Xin's Facebook page
Photo from Kai Xin’s Facebook page

It looks like Lucia hasn’t been able to add more items to her account since that night Koh got her started on it, but if you wish to check out the full range of her vintage collection, do drop her a message on Carousell and set up an appointment.

According to listings on her profile, she’s open daily from noon to 5pm, at No. 5, Spottiswoode Park Road — on this stretch of heritage residences:

Screenshot from Google Street View
Screenshot from Google Street View

Happy vintage item hunting — don’t say bojio.

 

Top image from Kai Xin’s Facebook page.

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About Jeanette Tan

Jeanette takes pride in her ability to sing the complete lyrics to Hakuna Matata and a host of other Disney songs. She holds out hope to someday be talent-spotted to do voice-overs for documentaries, lifts and automated telephone answering systems.

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