I know this is a blog all about Bristol (and sometimes Bath) but Frome’s not really that far away and I just have to share my new discoveries with you.
The area you want to make a bee line for is St Catherines. There are around 100 shops in this area, but I wanted to share my favourites with you.
Millie Moon http://www.milliemoonshop.co.uk/
Wow, this is a little haven of ribbon, buttons and bunting! As soon as I walked through the door I wanted to get my sewing machine out and start making. There was a wall full of sewing books along one side of the shop to inspire me even more. I’ll definitely be popping back with a list of things to get.
|Ant's handmade bags|
|Ant's had covered chair and cusions|
|Anthony looking very dapper!|
Truly Sopel http://www.trulysopel.co.uk/
|Truly Sopel on Catherines Hill, Frome|
|Poot in Frome|
I couldn’t resist going into this shop, the windows were bursting with vintage dresses and shoes selling great quality vintage clothing that sits alongside current designers Orion London, Olga De Polga & Spaghetti Western. If you like vintage hand bags, then this is the shop for you.
Make and Mend
This is another vintage shop, just down from Poot selling vintage clothing, retro toys and china along with some gorgeous, giant leather doctors bags. I fell in love with a huge carpet bag but, with it being so soon after Christmas I’m going to have to wait a little. Fingers crossed it’s still there when I go back.
Yet another vintage shop selling great quality items (I was loving going into vintage shop after vintage shop!). I spotted a couple of Burberry coats, and some beautiful silk scarfs (Pierre Cardin and Hermes no less) for £20. The clothes were in such good condition, they were clean and obviously very pre-loved.
So, you see, a visit to Frome is essential, especially if you love vintage shops!