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|| ABOUT ME ||

|| ABOUT ME ||

 

 

My career has always been in Interior Design and Home Furnishing. I worked for a decade in the Communication & Interior Design department for IKEA Canada, responsible for all of those fun room settings you get to explore! Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, my (now) husband and I moved to Toronto, Ontario in 2009, where we spent 7 exciting years living and working in the big city! Our first baby, Nola, was born there in 2014 and then we all packed up and moved to California in 2016 for my husband’s job.

 

 

We had our second child, Hendrix, in 2016 and I had fun at home raising babies and exploring a new life in California. In 2018, I decided to pursue something that had been on my mind for a very long time — opening an online vintage shop. This is how Great Honour Goods came to be! The shop is named to honour my Grandparents (Alf + Norma, Jean + Peter) and describes the feeling of being the next generation to carry on their special items from the past.

 

 

Just for fun, I began experimenting with flying our drone over a local flower farm. I’ve always been a flower lover at heart (another trait carried on from my maternal Grandmother, Jean). I shared our aerial photos on social media and the response was so awesome! I ended up making prints and that opened up a new branch here for GHG. 

In 2019, we had our third baby, Rhodes, right before the pandemic struck. During quarantine, I ended up participating in a hashtag (started by Justin Blakeney of The Jungalow) called #facethefoliage. The challenge is exactly as it sounds; create a portrait using items found in nature such as flowers, twigs, leaves etc. It quickly became a beloved hobby of mine that helped spark some creativity and fun during tough times.

 

 

After having so much fun with floral prints and portraits, I decided to wrap up the vintage side of the shop and focus on ALL THINGS FLORAL. I will continue to add new prints and cards monthly, so be sure to check back often for new pieces.

 

 

Thanks for being here. I hope you find something that you love.

 

 

-Miquela xoxo