About Urban Redeux, Antique & Vintage

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Hi! I’m Willow Wright, owner, shopkeep, curator, photographer, and all the other hats solopreneurs wear!  That's me and my mom, Wendy Wells-Finn, pictured.

When I moved to Alexandria in 2002, young and broke, I couldn't find a antique shop that suited my taste and, most of all, budget!  It was during this time that I really honed my craft of hunting for home decor at estate sales and auctions. 

In September 2018, with a little help from my mom, I decided to take a leap of faith and open the kind of shop that I would have loved to shop in. The rest is history!

When I’m not busy working, you can probably catch me at the nearest yard sale or thrift shop.  Be sure to say hello!

If you’re dying to hear more, here are five things you might not know about me.

 

  1. My husband and I are skydivers and I’ve jumped out of an airplane 500 times!

  2. I graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Sports Medicine.. Go Hokies!

  3. I'm raising two amazing humans and one 'kind of smart' pup named Boogie. 

  4. Home decor magazines are my kryptonite.  I'm likely keeping publishers in business!

  5. Friends have sometimes referred to me as the most interesting woman in the world- you never know what I’ll be up to next.

But enough about me, let me brag on my mom for a bit!

 

She has been creating works of art and teaching for over 25 years.  Primarily self-taught, she has won numerous awards and ribbons in juried shows for her collages and paintings, and her work is in collections across the US and Europe.

 

She is the founding director of the Bay School Cultural Arts Center, a thriving arts and education center in Virginia. You can read more about her work over at LMNTLart.  She is also the holder of a US Patent for an awesome guitar strap called the VeeStrap.

 

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