Today I took a mooch down to Marlow at the other end of Bucks, to two places I know have excellent stock. I'm currently working on a series of photos called "Tattoo Style", its a working title but one I hope to make my own, (sounds like something they would say on the X Factor), I digress.
First stop was HOME BARN
It's just on the outskirts of Marlow at Tithe Barn, Wilton Farm, Marlow Road SL7 3RR, look out for the Farm Shop signs as there is produce for sale just next door.
Home Barn have a very distinct curated style, collections under glass domes, cool memorabilia, strange and unusual, pulled together in a very stylish way. Their look very much sits into my Tattoo Style theme, plus, like myself they have an association with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, which they sell and use on some pieces.
These photos should give you a feel for the beautiful high vaulted barn, full to the brim with vintage loveliness.
|the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colours are shown on wooden spoons.|
|mini globes and American flags.|
|American advertising labels, butterflies under glass domes|
If you are going to Home Barn then you really must take a short trip up the road to the Furniture Recycling Shop it is in Bourne End, opposite the station : SL8 5QE
The huge shop goes back a long way and has many many different styles and periods of vintage and antiques. Some pieces that look decidedly French, sitting amongst the kitsch and retro. Lots of excellent wardrobes, if you need one, from Victorian through to Thirties and including armoir style. Their prices are great and if you are looking for furniture to make-over with paint you can find that here too. Heres some photos taken in the shop ...
|great display of cotton reels on a lovely old pine dresser|
|some Indian Kashmiri wears in a basket|
|very much pre-loved but gorgeous anyway|
|love this French lady and the shutters|
Marlow is a lovely town for a day out, parking is a bit difficult in the town centre but these two lovely shops have their own parking which is another bonus. Check in with their facebook pages for updates of new stock.