Meet The Flukes & Finds Vendors!
Flukes & Finds Owner, Susan Dieker
Susan Dieker purchased Flukes & Finds in 2016 and reopened to its new location at 80 State Street in March. While trying hard to maintain the reasons why people have loved Flukes for 23 years, Susan is also passionate about what is trending in home decor and strives to provide customers with a wonderful blend of old and new furniture, accessories and gifts…all for a very good price! Susan’s background is in Interior design, Contract furniture and Sustainability consultation, and holds a Masters in Business. She is very excited to apply her varying backgrounds to every aspect of Flukes and to provide her customers with a wonderful experience!
Chris Jenkins joined the creative forces at Flukes in 2011. Chris has a passion…FOR THE HUNT! She is dedicated to sourcing Fabulous Finds from antiques, vintage, architectural, MidCentury Modern to eclectic, Shabby, Chippy, and a little bit of “new” as well. Chris is known to seek out really cool industrial items that you cannot find elsewhere. Her energy is endless and she will do whatever it takes to find you what you are looking for.
Claire Amirault and Leslie Randall, mother and daughter, are third and fourth generation collectors and re-purpose junkies. We love old stuff, the older the better. Being in Flukes is a dream come true for us, enabling us to really work our imaginations to come up with one-of-a-kind items that we hope you’ll enjoy. Claire’s handpainted items are always in high demand. If you ever have a question about anything vintage or antique, just ask Leslie our resident archaeologist and “old stuff” expert!
Handpainted Art Treasures
Linda Farmer, a long-time resident of Newburyport, Massachusetts draws inspiration from the Merrimack River, the surrounding salt marshes, Plum Island, and the Atlantic Ocean, all of which encompass this coastal town. The artist researches the historical lore of the local, rural, and city landmarks of the area and lends her folk-style interpretation to her works. Linda often paints on unique media; such as wood, oars, raised panels, antiques, and canvas. Her whimsical side is painting folksy mermaids. Linda has been a part of the Flukes family for over 18 years and people come from all over the U.S. and abroad looking for another piece to add to their collection.
Cindy Diorio, also known as Queenie Bee, came to Flukes with a wealth of diversity: selling children’s books, making stained glass, opening a coop, and three other shops in other locations. Needless to say, her experience speaks for itself. Cindy is our master craftsman: she paints, she upholsters, she refinishes, she picks the trash! Salvage was her motto way before it became trendy. Cindy loves to chat up her customers and learn about what you have going on..so be prepared for questions when you arrive at Flukes…she doesn’t even charge for consultation!
Leslie Matthews owner of Dragonfly Hill, left the food and beverage industry to follow her true passion for decorating, collecting antiques and refurbishing discarded furniture & making “nothings” into “somethings”. Leslie loves to take chances with color and provides customers with a variety of design styles to choose from. She stays on top of the latest trends for home so you don’t have to. Leslie’s New England (sarcastic) sense of humor will have you in stitches during your next visit…you may just think you walked into Cheers!
Tin Roof Farm
Tin Roof Farm recently joined Flukes and brings an abundance of experience and talent to our store. The owner delivers stylish and trendy accessories for you home and presents it in such a beautiful way you would think she works for a Home Magazine. Many customers have been seen taking pictures of her space to use as inspiration for their home. Additionally, the products are a fraction of your favorite home goods store, plus the added benefit of recycled and repurposed material!