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Shop Small with Very Venetia

In October I attended a 2-day eCommerce Marketing and Sales Workshop in Dover where I met a wonderful small business owner, Venetia Thompson who also lives in Middletown, Delaware. In recognition of Shop Small Saturday, I wanted to feature her on my blog this year.

Venetia in her shop

Very Venetia, is the creation of Venetia Thompson who has delighted her family for over 40-years with unique gifts! Whenever there were gifts to be given, Venetia’s gifts were usually quite striking as being so “Very Venetia” which is how she got her name.

wedding gift basket  Diagnosed with lupus over 18 years ago, Venetia refuses to let lupus dictate her lifestyle. So in 2008, Very Venetia, Inc. was conceived to provide a platform for expressing her love of upcycling with the use of vibrant colors, multiple textures, and ingenuity to design fabulous gifts. Inspiration usually comes from self-necessity or seeing an old piece of furniture and envisioning a new life for it.  

When Venetia is not working in her Home Studio, you can find her selling her merchandise at Penn’s Place which is located in Historical New Castle just across from the Courthouse. Her fabulous creations are on view, Thursday through Sundays. 

Very Venetia is located in Old New Castle Penn’s Place is a house of Artisans where you can chat with artist while sipping coffee from the Coffee Shop, Trader’s Cove, just on the back end of the shop. So, if you are in the neighborhood, stop at Penn’s Place, 206 Delaware Street, New Castle, Delaware and see what fabulous concepts are waiting for you!   

Shop Small on Saturday

  holiday gift ideas Make sure to support your Small Businesses and Shop Small tomorrow!

Shop Small Saturday feature jewelry can be purchase at Very Venetia shop small for unique gifts

Support your local small businesses as they are the backbone of today’s economy.  Also, one of the best things about Shopping Small is that you can find unique and cute gifts that are not mass manufactured.

unique gifts for your loved ones

Let’s Chat: What do you like best about shopping small, especially during the holidays?