Saturday, 4 April 2009

T'is jolly junk for happy homes!!

On our way to Exeter Quay (header pic) today, we stopped off at the most wonderful 'quite good junk' shop, which Joe had mentioned on her blog, recently.
We wandered down Fore Street , Exeter , where a number of fascinating ' non clone ' shops can be found.

I love poking around junk, don't you?
And this was very nice junk!

You'll find a bit of everything here...retro, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, atomic, vintage, Bauhaus, Panton, Eames, Deco, Utility, Ercol, G-Plan etc etc
I thought the prices were reasonable too.
I had my eye on this...a kitchen stool/steps...

As you can see, I sat on this drum, for a rest... and to savour the flavour!!
LOL ;-)

Here's the link to their website and it's worth visiting as you'll get a better tour than I gave you, with their youtube videos .

Long Live Junk!!


Josie-Mary said...

Your post is much better then mine... really need to get that new iphone so I always have a camera on me! I've just had a look at the videos on the web site & my plant stand is there...not anymore ha ha..... OH hates it..! Do you think the prices are good??? Maybe I'm looking at the expensive stuff... I thought £10 for the plant stand was alot... could've pick it up from the bootie for less. I'm thinking about going down again on monday 'cos I finish early... I fell in love with a sewing box, don't know where it will live x

Floss said...

Wow! Fore Street has definitely gone up in the world (as it were)since I last shopped there. I hope I find somewhere so interesting in Edinburgh...

galant said...

I must say I've been intriged at seeing so much retro stuff in one place ... I don't actually like retro all that much and it certainly wouldn't fit in with our more traditional style of decorating, but I'm gradually being won over! I think my prob is that we actually had some retro stuff, having married way back in 1964, so to me retro is a second-time-around fashion, something best avoided. It's OK for the young to dress in 1970s stuff now, but if I wore it I'd just look silly. Therefore, if I bought retro, it would just look like our home hadn't seen any changes in the last 40 years. We still have a Dynatron stereo player in the loft (but not the speakers) ... they were the very last word in 1969, but if we had it on display in our sitting room now, it would simply look ancient and past it. If in a 30-something's sitting room, it would look retro and ultra-cool.
Margaret Powling

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Jolly good junk, I must say! Loved the cushion with the green velvet backing.


Lace hearts said...

That looks a fabulous shop... just wish it was a bit nearer. Thanks for the terrific pictures.

Vintage Tea said...

Oh what a great junk shop, a little gem!

Victoria xx

Kitty said...

Oh wow - I could quite happily spend a good week in there! How brilliant. x

silverpebble said...

Oof, a shop brim-full of treasure - I love that little corner with shelves full of crocks and kitchenalia. Yum x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Sal
Thank you so much for your kind & thoughtful comments on my blog. It was very much appreciated! I would have great fun looking around that shop. I just did now looking at your pictures trying to decide what I might have bought.
Isabelle. x

Carol said...

Here, here, I'll drink to that one!
Love junk shops too...apart from the really smelly ones!
That stall would be great for the campervan, only saying today we need another stall!
Carol xx

skippinginthemeadow said...

What an Amazing place!!! many thanks for the tour xx

Alison Boon said...

Ahhthe joys of junk. I can look at it for hours so long as none of it comes home with me.

funkymonkey said...

I think I could spend hours in there just wandering and spending and spending some more.


Rosie said...

What a fabulous shop.x

Cowboys and Custard said...

This is the sort of place I dream of Sal.. and it exists!!!!
Bit of a purse emptying place though.. one to be wary of!