After last week's post (my mini tour of the Red House Antique's Centre) I have been asked by a few of you if there are many other places to find antiques and vintage in the city of York, and whether it is a good place to come for a day or weekend of treasure hunting.
So, with this in mind, I thought it might be a good idea for this week's instalment of my blog to be a mini guide of where to shop for antiques and vintage through the eyes of a local. Some places you may know and others you most certainly won't. But I am certain, without doubt, that this guide will answer your questions and you'll be descending on York in your droves!
In this weeks instalment, I'm going to let you into a secret. Some of you will have visited before, but some of you won't have. But without doubt, you'll have seen it on TV and you'll recognise the owner. This little, or rather, large, antiques centre is my secret local supplier. It never lets me down. I always leave with something and sometimes far too much! Allow me to introduce you to the BEST antiques centre in York. The Red House, ladies gentlemen... **cue cheering and confetti**
Here's a mini tour of a lovely building and a tremendous centre. If you are into antiques, be sure to pay them a visit next time you're in York, and if you are travelling from a far, you will need a bigger suitcase!! So, get that kettle on, sit back, relax and let me show you around the Red House Antiques Centre in York.
Well, well, well...! York Race Course Car Boot Sale returned to action on Saturday 8th August, for the first time this year after a very long lockdown. If you are into antiques, curios, collectibles or just like a bargain, then this boot sale is an absolute must. I'm going to stick my neck out here and say it's one of the best in the UK, if not, THE best!
So this week's blog is about the return of this wonderful weekly event and for those of you you who haven't visited before, it will be a little taster of what you can expect if you're planning to. I should point you in the direction of their Facebook page where they post regular updates. Simply type @yorkcarboot into your Facebook search bar to be taken straight there.
Well, what a lovely few days I've had! Great weather, wonderful company, beautiful scenery and one seriously good antiques centre! We are lucky to have a great array of antiques shops and fairs in and around Yorkshire, and this weeks instalment of my blog is going to be about one of the best. Donkeys Years in Knaresborough is a place dreams are made of! So, get yoursel' a brew, sit back and let me tell you about my dream trip to Knaresborough.
Happy Yorkshire Day everybody! For those of you that don't know, Yorkshire Day is celebrated annually on 1 August to promote and celebrate the historic English County of Yorkshire. And in joining in these celebrations myself, I thought it might be nice for the sixth instalment of my Source Vintage Blog to be about the stunningly beautiful gemstone, Whitby Jet.