Happy Days in York

A fabulous three day stay in York was the perfect end to our Summer. After all the house moving, a little bit of ‘us time’ was just what we needed.

After arriving, we pottered into the city and went in search of some of our favourite finds from our last visit. Not far from our hotel is Priestleys at No. 36. A gorgeous mix of antiques and design led gifts where we found this present for a porridge loving friend.

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Further in is another lovely shop called image which is home to quirky homewares , gorgeous cards and artwork. We passed it every time we walked in which inevitably led me to end up with a sweet vintage jelly mould candle holder.

Yet another amazing find is Wild Hart which sits along a gorgeous cobbled street. No shop front is the same as the next and there’s plenty of character-full pubs nestled inbetween.  This was pretty perfect as I was able to keep bribing Ed along the shops with the promise of a drink or two!

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Very much in love with this shop, which has a new room since our last visit. It’s full of vintage furniture and Christmas decorations! Can’t wait to visit again a bit closer to the festive season to see what other treats they have….


Festive Folksy

I stumbled accross a lovely website this morning that kindly informed me that there were only 60 days left until Christmas.

60 days! How did that happen?

After a little panic, I decided to have a browse to see what festive treats I could find. Being a complete lover of Christmas, I have to limit myself to buying just a few decorations each year. Ed puts up with so much – linen christmas puddings hanging from the fireplace, gingerbread men in the kitchen and wreaths on most doors…Not to mention the white fairy lights that twinkle from the tree all the way up to the headboard of the bed. Like I said, he puts up with a lot!

I’ve been filling my Folksy shop with decorations, and I’ve had a look to see what other sellers have been doing the same.

If you haven’t been over to visit Folksy yet, what are you waiting for? All these talented and original designers and makers are in one place.

Happy browsing!