• More lovely buys from RE

    by  • Thursday, March 1, 2012 • Favourite shops • 7 Comments

    It’s not everyday you can walk into a shop and come out with a vintage jelly mould reinvented as a pendant lamp, a Mexican bingo set, moose shaped firelighters and a deckchair. But if you’re lucky enough to live near the market town, Corbridge in Northumberland, you can! (For those that don’t, you can of course buy online, phew!), Simon Young and Jenny Vaughan’s converted workshop (round the back of an old filling station) is a treasure trove of totally unique finds for the home. They named their shop RE after two giant metal red letters they bought in a Parisian flea market…

    People, step inside and feast your eyes on these wonderful buys..

    I would very much like these jolly, jelly mould pendant lamps. How lovely to hang a row of these above a kitchen table…

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    Planning fodder for your Jubilee street party yet? Make sure you get yourself a set of these British Isles cookie cutters..

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    Keep your teapot cosy with this cute pom-pom number, hand knitted in Northumberland..

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    This red, white and blue twine will come in handy for any Jubilee/Olympic crafty projects…

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    Elsewhere there are gorgeous linen cushions, inspired by American flour sacks…

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    original 50′s and 60′s mixing bowls in pretty on-trend pastel shades..

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    and this ‘waste not want not’ fabric is sold off the roll, for £16 a metre. It’s 44cm wide perfect for a table runner. GREAT idea..

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    Thank goodness it’s March! Spring had sprung and I’ve just bought 4 bunches of daffodils for £1 in my lunch break – hurrah! They’re currently bunged in a vase and just about surviving in our air conditioned office but what I’d really like to display them in is this…

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    A test tube for each single stem. Ah Joy! Thank you RE. Delightful finds and next time I’m even vaguely heading oop north I’m going to take a detour and pop by. - Alice


    7 Responses to More lovely buys from RE

    1. Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      50 pence-worth of those daffs are mine, I’ll have you know!

    2. Ali
      Friday, March 2, 2012 at 6:35 am

      It’s about 40 mins from my in-laws. I adore going and could happily move in to the shop! Actually, it’s lucky for my purse we don’t live any closer.

    3. Monday, March 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

      LOVE the uk cookie cutters! could have some real fun with these come Jubilee season!

    4. Monday, March 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      I too love those cookie cutters! Makes me want to arrange a tea party!

    5. Ben
      Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      This store is great, thanks for helping me find it! So many great homeware things, it seems like it would be rummaging around in an ‘Old Curiosity Shop’, except one where you know the stuff is great…!

      • homeshoppingspy
        Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 1:06 pm

        Thanks for your comments, folks! Glad to know you all like it too. Alice

    6. Monday, March 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      I want to visit RE right now! I love the pastel mixing bowls – perfect for inspired baking! And the cushions are brilliant – I think even my farmer hubby would approve of those!!

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