Hello, I'm Mel. I opened Louis Little Haven in Durno (just off the a96 at Pitcaple) in 2013 after I decided to share my passion for vintage with the world. I have named my shops after my first loves in life...my dogs, but vintage is a very close second. I have been collecting since the age of about 10. My real passion would have to be Tea Cups, Vintage Handbags (especially from the 30's) and all things Royal Winton, the chintzier the better!
Louis Little Haven offers a large selection of vintage goods from home ware and furniture to books & curios. If you cant see something you are looking for please ask as I am likely to have it hidden somewhere!
The premises we are in in Durno used to be the old Village Emporium. I have managed to source old photographs of the shop along with some other interesting items. In the shop there's a little "History" corner where these can be viewed. I have also decorated the shop to make it look like what it once was, with haberdashery counter, and old Terry's Chocolate display, not to mention my collection of vintage tins!
In 2017 the opportunity came to open a second shop - Bryony's Boutique, in Insch. Here we offer a slightly different service with a mix of vintage and new. On the vintage side we have gorgeous crockery and curios, a selection of vintage clothing and costume jewellery.
New items include a quirky selection of gift ideas, cards & gift wrap along with some lovely and unique home ware items.
At Bryony's Im lucky so have the fantastic Fiona from "The Potting Shed" who mans the shop on a Thursday, Fiona has a fabulous selection of house plants available at Bryony's but if you have any questions Thursdays are the days to visit.
We really have something special to offer in both my lovely shops. You will be greeted with a smile and you could always make a day out of it by visiting both shops and of course stopping some where for a cup of tea!
Mel & Louis
Do you provide collection from either shop?
Collection can be arranged from either shop (for example if an item is in Durno and you wish to collect from Insch) We require at least 24hr notice for this service.
Can you reserve items?
Items can be reserved for one week only - after this the item will be put back on to shop floor. Deposits or full payments can be made by bank transfer or pay pal to secure the item. It must be collected within 4 weeks.
Do you buy in items?
We buy in vintage items depending on our stock level and what it is. Please send us pictures before hand.
Appointments can be arranged for either me to come to you (if there is a lot of items i.e house clearance) or we can arrange a time for you to come to the shop.
How can I contact you?
I can be contacted by the "contact" page on our website
Through social media sites, such as facebook and instagram (links can be found on our website) alternatively we can be contacted on
or 07803 823 761 (please leave a message)
What are your delivery options?
I can deliver items of furniture at a charge - please contact me to discuss
Do you do talks for community groups etc?
Yes I have done talks in the past for WI groups and community groups. I can also offer to open the shops for groups to come and visit and have private shopping experiences. If interested please feel free to contact me