I have just come back from a lovely week-end staying near Barnard Castle. It was actually a walking week-end for our local Rotary Club, of which my hubby is the President for this year. So, of course he had to do the six mile walk. I on the other hand, along with two of my friends, decided to miss the walk and try and find some nice shops instead!
After deciding where to go, we thought let's go into Barnard Castle Town and see what's there. We had a lovely walk round in the rain lol, and came across this fab shop called My Generation.
Believe me when I say, it was like walking into Aladdin's Cave! Talk about a curiosity shop. It was absolutely amazing. The front of the shop had lovely vintage glasses, ornamental findings, cups and saucers retro and vintage. Cake stands made from plate collections. Just an amazing amount of gorgeous goodies. Walking through to the next part of the shop, there was gorgeous handmade hearts, buttons galore in vintage jars and tins, vintage clothes and shoes.....a fantastic assortment of gorgeousness!
Then, in a corner I spyed all the gorgeous lace and ribbons, at a bargain price a metre. Some bundles also for a small price. When I say a bargain, I mean it. All of the lace is vintage, and if bought anywhere else you probably would pay at least triple the price what I paid. As you can imagine, I got a few metres to start with lol!
It did'nt end there, you walk through another part of the shop and there is another section selling unusual vintage jewellery, wall hangings, bunting, boxes and pads. Some very Cath Kidston looking items, just beautiful, made buy one of the girls who works in the shop. Very talented!
So, after having a good browse around.......buying my goodies...off we went!
We had a walk around and stopped off for coffee and cake......while sat chatting about what I had bought already, I decided with my friends to go back to the shop and get some more lace....who could resist. So this is how I have bought so much as you can see above, lol, my friends where like my assistants lol, taking each one I chose through to the front of the shop to get the amount I wanted cut off the roll. I told my husband when he saw it all that I actually blame them for encouraging me...not that I needed any encouragement. Anyhoo, I have absolutely loads of fab ideas for what projects I'm using it all on, so keep your eyes open for the makes.
I highly recommend a visit to My Generation. Suzanne and Helen who work there are so helpful, friendly and lovely to chat to. I really enjoyed my visit, I was there a while lol. The shop has a facebook page too which you can like.
A truly charming shop that sells all things Vintage and Retro, certainly worth a visit.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my crafty find.......I'm certainly glad I stumbled across this lovely place!
Have fun and happy crafting, lots of love NJ XXXX