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Jessica Joy

Knitwear designer and writer

Antique Shop Tour

Antique shops are a new thing for me. Aside from groaning at my mum and sister when they dragged me around as a kid, I’ve not explored them very much. Although I do love to re-use and recycle whatever I can so there’s hope. A few weeks ago I took myself on a tour of Bristol’s best haunts – here are a few Instagram shots of the things I found:There were so many treasures on display that I literally spent hours making sure I looked in every corner, and on every shelf. I saw a lot of old, painted Birdcages; wouldn’t they look cute as a jewellery display, or hung from the ceiling with a spider plant inside? I’d love a few of those tea tins to store my knitting needles in as well. Aah… I better start saving!

Do you enjoy roaming around antique shops, flea markets or a good ol’ fashioned car-boot sale?

  1. Alice says: 7 September 20129:21 am

    Glad to see we’ve inally converted you, little sis to the delights of the shop de antique!

    • Jess says: 7 September 20129:50 am

      Your next challenge, sister B, is TK Max and Primarké!

  2. Hannah says: 19 September 20126:50 pm

    Those places look great! I moved to Bristol a month ago and would love to know where these places are so I can hunt for some cool pieces :)

    • Jess says: 20 September 201211:45 am

      Hi Hannah, the top left picture is ‘Reclaimers Reclamation’ which is about mid-way up Gloucester Rd. It’s massive! The bottom two are ‘Focus on the past’ in Clifton, i’ve just realised actually the top right picture is in my home town Wellington about 1.5hrs down the m5 but well worth a visit if you’re in the area. I’ve heard Bedminster has some good spots, but I’ve not investigated them yet. Hope you’re enjoying Bristol so far!!

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