Located in the beautiful Derwent Valley, Tasmania

Friday, April 22, 2011

more Cotswolds shopping including the famous Highgrove store!

In an antique shop in the Cotswolds town of Tetbury I fell in love with the large American decoy duck in the above image. I also liked the vintage ticking mattresses folded in the background, and the French armchair at the front. Upstairs in the same store, the blue painted bench was a standout. And check out the size of the wire egg basket...I think it is suitable for ostrich eggs!

A French baker's stand with vintage bread baskets. The local florist, Twig, is perhaps my favourite florist I have ever found. It is unique and ever-changing. The chequered wooden flooring makes a wonderful backdrop for greenery.

A romantic French carved and caned bed in another antiques store.
A Gustavian bench seat. We found a similar bench seat at a fair on the trip...image to come.
A collection of white ceramics on a rustic table...
An an interesting sculpture made from vintage garden tools...
As you may know by now, I do have a current obsession with large terracotta pots, the more the better as they look great grouped together. I have found a number of these so far on my travels.
On the corner of the main street in Tetbury there is a store called Highgrove which I had not seen before. All profits go towards the Princes Charities Foundation, which makes me feel better about the fudge that I bought...for charity after all! I was taken with their store displays which incorporate vintage garden tools...
A French orchard ladder in Highgrove is used as a display shelf.
I bought these super long elm benches as I loved the figuring of the timber in the seats and also the length. And they are very sturdy, too.

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures darling !! happy easter weekend......love and blessings from me Ria...xxx...