Meet Trudie, a true Walthamstow girl....

I was born and bred a stone’s throw from where the Empire cinema now sits on the old Arcade in the High Street and still live in Walthamstow today. I moved to Essex (the home town of TOWIE) for a while but came home in 2011 to be Mrs Tinsley!

Before my children came along I had various jobs in retail (starting with a Saturday job on a stall in the market) and afterwards I gained status as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, working with children with autism and special educational needs (which I loved!)

Mrs Tinsley’s Vintage and Retro is an extension of our home…. unique, beautiful and interesting things! Bringing forgotten and unloved items back to be enjoyed. If it’s unusual too…even better! (We have a ship’s figurehead on the wall in our kitchen. She’s called fanny and keeps a watchful eye on things!) 


find us at

Unit A16
Wood Street Indoor Market
Wood Street

London, E17 3HX

Tel: 07739 794301

what we sell

vintage/retro china
vintage/retro glass
small pieces of vintage furniture
paintings & prints
unusual & interesting items