Kissed by Betty opened its door this July 2019 – with a love for interiors, art, fashion anything different and a passion for supporting and show casing others, along with a childhood dream of having ones very own shop.
After I graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a Bachelors of Art, I was looking for a job and had to help a friends Nan who had fallen and hurt her back. Whilst carrying out duties of shopping and bit of cleaning she would tell me stories of selling collectables and finding hidden treasures to sell on to create wonderful individual homes. This amazing lady was Betty. Inspired by what I learnt I became determined to do this kind of thing, even if was juts going to be a passionate hobby. Starting with boot sales, village fairs -I started selling my finds - then family life led me to work round my family. After a few life changing experiences and by chance (asking the universe) I found my little premises here in Petworth , West Sussex where I live with my two beautiful children and our beloved David the dog) - so took a leap of faith - handed my notice on my very good sales job and created KISSED BY BETTY
Stocking a wide range of eclectic, bespoke furniture, art, gifts for the home and jewellery. All lovingly and carefully sourced from independent artists and creative’s. With a mission to offer something different, yet sustainable. I have endless dreams of how the business and brand will grow and I am hugely passionate for helping the environment and an advocate in sending out a message about ‘being you’. In a world where we are bombarded with filtered images of unrealistic beauty and throw away items , Kissed by Betty wants to create a space in which it’s OK to be who we are, choose what we want and have items that we keep to pass on time and time again.
I am so grateful for you visiting my online shop and hope you enjoy finding something a little bit different and a little bit extra special.