Jackie & the Team at Tinkar's Corner
Two years ago, my then boss “Janine”, sent me a text message during lockdown.
I’d worked at Tinkar’s Corner for three years as well as Harvey Norman and was wanting to leave my job at Harvey Norman if Janine could give some extra shifts. Her message had not only offered me extra days, but Janine had decided to retire and was offering me the business!
Apart from the uncertainty of lockdowns and Covid, owning Tinkar’s Corner was a long-time dream come true for myself and a no brainer!
Having raised five children in Emerald with my recently retired ex Policeman husband, Tinkar’s Corner (Formally, The Apple Pot) has been my local and reliable “Go To” gift shop for over 25 years, and I’ve always been able to find purchase something for someone.
Owning Tinkar’s Corner has given me the opportunity to put my 35 years of retail experience in various fields into a job I enjoy and have a great passion for.
It was also comforting to have one of my work colleagues “Sharyn” who has been a part of Tinkar’s Corner for over 6 years, continue to work at the shop and share her wealth of knowledge and flair. Since then, we have welcomed on board Simone, my daughter Mackenzie and occasionally my eldest daughter, Courtney, whose passion and dedication are equal to mine.
I hope to continue the high standard of customer service, loyalty, and great reputation, as well as reasonable prices for gifts and homewares including plants and jewellery to suit all ages and budgets. We pride ourselves in having a wide variety of gifts and homewares. There are lots of choices with new variety of stock arriving regularly. We also continue to offer complimentary gift wrapping and good old-fashioned lay-by.
Since taking over the business, I have been overwhelmed by lovely feedback and kind words of encouragement from our local, loyal customers and new visitors. They have helped me stay optimistic during some of these harder times and I’ve loved the positive comments. I’m also forever grateful for the help and support from my husband, Matt, and my family.
They say it takes a Village, and we’re forever humbled by ours.