Monday, 22 February 2010

baileys home and garden store

Been to the amazing and inspirational Bailey's home store near Hereford - If you're into repair, recycling, reusing and rethinking philosophy, then this is the place for you.

The things they sell are a surprising mix of vintage and new from a variety of sources. Abandoned bobbins from old textile mills turn up on our shelves as egg timers, lamp bases or string holders; scraps of floor board become mirror frames, tables or even kitchen units.

When they're not rescuing and recycling, they design simple useful products with a subtle sense of humour and nice labels. They also source some things from small family run companies who have been making the same things for generations - such as beautiful Burleigh pottery - still made in Stoke-on-Trent.

Their biggest project so far has been the move to Whitecross Farm - it's taken about 2 years to sympathetically restore and repair the run down buildings and turn them into our store, which is definitely worth a visit.

They have a wedding list service and for those who haven't yet ordered your handmade wedding invitations, please visit

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