About The Emporium



About The Black Velvet Emporium

"I belong, you should know, to that class of persons who turn day into night, and night into day, and who love all things uncommon and peculiar."
Anonymous, 1860 my favorite quote that says it all.

My name is Jacqueline, I am the creator and founder and Head Misfit of The Black Velvet Emporium. My favorite color is black. My favorite fabric is velvet. I am drawn to the night and find beauty in the darker things in life, so it was only natural that as my other online shops grew I created this very special one for very special people. I have always been drawn to shadows, and I have always been a creative person and a lover of history. The Black Velvet Emporium, which speaks so to my soul, is a spinoff, if you will, of my original shop, ToadstoolFarmVintage.com.  The Black Velvet Emporium gives me the opportunity to indulge in the shadowy and darker creative side of my nature, while still immersing myself in my passion for all things old, and all things that bring joy to a soul that loves the darker side of life.

I have carefully brought together a mix of the old and the new here in The Emporium. You'll find dresses from the Victorian era of the late 1800's and poison bottles from the Edwardian age, interspersed with lacy gloves and black parasols made today. All intended to show the beauty and romance of a more elegant age.

I welcome you to browse The Emporium, feel free to ask me any questions you may have, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the shadows. 

Ever Yours,
Jacqueline