I am not a fan of shopping, well not ordinary shopping. Going into a High Street Chain store and seeing foreign made goods stacked up and sold cheap has never appealed to me. I do however, like Treasure Hunting. Treasure Hunting is how I describe my secret shopping trips off to hideaway shops in Somerset. I can disappear for hours without warning and then come back to Middlewick with a car full of exciting finds.
Now I guess I shouldn’t be revealing my secret shops but as my cottages are getting pretty full now with all the bits I have picked up, I am happy to share.
On our doorstep here in Glastonbury are my 2 favourites. Glastonbury Reclamation and Wells Reclamation are a few minutes drive from us here at Middlewick. Both are bursting at the seams with interesting finds. I spend a lot of time shopping here and you will find many of my purchases in our cottages.
Emporium in Yeovil is a treasure trove of goodies. With an array of individual traders including OohLaLa Lampshades there is always something interesting. Add to this a fantastic cafe upstairs you can spend many hours browsing.
Bath & West Giant Flea Market and Antiques Markets. My idea of heaven. Dozens of stallholders selling the weird and wonderful. I have picked up so many interesting pieces at these shows.
Happy Treasure Hunting.
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Let me know what you find on your adventures.