About Ja-Nee


Hi, I’m Marianne! I am an avid recycler and love to upcycle, recycle or repurpose old, broken and unwanted furniture. I use left over fabric scraps to make aprons, pot stands and holders, cushions, table cloths and throws [at present].

The origin of my business name Ja-Nee. I searched for a name for my shop that sells Trash or Treasures – depending on the buyers point of view of course! The name Ja-Nee is a playful way of expressing that contradiction of YES it is a Treasure or NO it is Trash.

Ja-Nee is an Afrikaans expression. It is a contradiction as the literal translation is yes-no. Click here to read more about this very typical South African expression.

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