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Work/Life Balance Etched Vintage Scales

Exclusive to Holly & Co!

A set of vintage chemical scales etched with the words work / life, depicting the elusive balance that everyone seeks! This is the most beautiful physical manifestation of an unachievable goal, a great reminder that the scales will tip and change, and that’s okay.

Vintage pieces are sourced then handcrafted by Andy Poplar, founder of Vinegar & Brown Paper, who’s witty style marrys vintage items and clever words in perfect harmony.

A note from Holly…

“There’s no such thing as work / life balance, there’s just one life, live it”.

This product features in my book, Do What You Love, Love What You Do

Every micro chapter within the book features a unique small business product which creatively captures the key takeaway. I truly believe in the power of small business and wanted to bring the pages of my book to life in a way never done before, and allow you to share in that magic too. Because, believe me, when you do what you love, you’ll want to wear it, have it in your home and shout it from the rooftops too!

Get your copy of Do What You Love, Love What You Do and shop the full book collection here.

  • To find out more about Andy’s work and to order one of these unique pieces, please head to his website – Vinegar & Brown Paper.
  • As these pieces are vintage items, each set of scales is unique due to its patina and individual design.

Our online shop is open, but do bear with us as orders might take a little longer to arrive than usual. Thank you for supporting small business!

We send all orders via the Royal Mail. For more information please visit our Delivery & Returns policy.

We hope you love your order, but should you wish to return it you can do so by following the instructions set out in the returns section of our Delivery & Returns policy.

Vinegar & Brown Paper

Vinegar & Brown Paper was founded by Andy in 2011, after he left his career in advertising. His job in the city had made him unwell, and he wanted to do something different with his life.

The idea of etching on glass came to him, and now his witty words adorn beautiful objects such as apothecary bottles, wall mirrors and even our beautiful toilet light switch at the Holly & Co Work/Shop!

Andy says that now, he feels completely fulfilled.

“I spent my entire career being paid to come up with ideas for other people. It’s only now though that I genuinely feel creatively fulfilled by what I do, because these days I spend my time coming up with ideas for me.”

You can find out more about Andy Poplar in his episode of Conversations of Inspiration. Holly chatted to Andy about his journey and how his business has gone from strength to strength over the years. A masterclass in how to build a brand with authenticity!

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