So as previously mentioned we had some time away recently over in Northumberland which was a welcome break. I say “recently” but it has taken me so long to write this post that it is now a distant memory!
Despite snow in late April (yes, snow!) and forgetting to pack some essentials for the little one it was good fun.
As we had the dog and little one in tow the car and roof box was choc a block so we had no room to pick up anything substantial whilst we were away. This was a real shame as I uncovered plenty of quirky vintage homewares and furniture.
I did however want to share a couple of vintage finds that were small enough to bring home. For some reason I kept seeing ( and therefore buying!!) Vintage moulds…
We visited a few of the local villages and there were a couple of standout places that I would recommend should you ever be in the area.
First up was The Old Dairy in Ford, they describe themselves as a concept store. You can literally spend the whole day exploring and will most certainly leave having purchased some great salvaged items or reclaimed vintage pieces. There was furniture, lighting, objet d’art and an excellent very understated bistro and a champagne bar on the terrace in a very unpretentious relaxed environment.
Another favourite of mine, and this was actually our second visit, is the Main St Trading Company in St Boswells. An amazing, award winning bookshop and cafe with a separate deli and homeware store. An eclectic mix of new and carefully selected antique homewares sits perfectly in this one stop destination.
We spent a couple of hours here mooching and then buying books and eating cake! There are cosy reading nooks that you can snuggle in with your little ones and listen to audio books. I can’t praise the staff enough as the welcome and service was excellent and it takes a lot to impress me!
We’re off to the Cotswolds next which is just so pretty and I am sure there will be lots more to share with you after that.
Have you visited the area or have any great vintage shops near you to share? Please comment below…