The other week we were house sitting for my parents in Nailsea - the town hubby and I grew up in. As both sets of grandparents are still there, we spend a great deal of time there each week - Ethan and I especially! Nailsea is my other stomping ground when it comes to charity shops and unique shops. However, when I had a "Mummy Day Off" TM I discovered a shop I hadn't been into before and felt it was so lovely it deserved a blog post!
Let me introduce you to Beautiful. This is a gorgeous unique boutique shop run by the very friendly Sandy. Beautiful is treasure trove. I spent well over an hour in there, examining every corner. I can't wait until I have a present to buy for a friend because this is where I'm going to head.
Beautiful is unique because it's not just another boutique shop selling home-wear. Sandy also specialises on stocking local pieces - bespoke furniture, artwork, broaches, hand made teddies... the list goes on. Not only that, she stocks designer clothing and bags!! This is very exciting because there is nothing else like that on Nailsea High Street. Yes, they are pricey items, but they are a heck of a lot cheaper than they would be in Harvey Nics! Sandy has a real eye for detail and I love that she has such a wide variety of items/clothes/bags in her shop.
I asked if she would mind if I took a few photos. I only had my phone with me, so the images aren't as good as I'd like, but I want to give you an idea of just how much was in this lovely shop!
|Gorgeous locally made crochet broaches - I bought the red one! £7.95 |
|Boo - trinkets galore! The lampshade was lovely..|
|Who couldn't fall in love with this Ted? So lovely. Shame Ethan doesn't appreciate Teddies!|
|Look at those shoes! Imagine them on the dance floor! The "Tweet" pic is now in my bedroom.... Made me think of Twitter!|
|Girly paradise - bags, dresses, hats, jewellery!|
|Chandeliers - I'm a sucker for them!|
|Very cute draw "knobs"..|
|So much to look at... |
|Lovely colourful scarves..|
So.. you can see how I spent so long there!
I know there is a massive Bristol Blogging/South West blogging "Massive" out there, so I'm hoping some of you are reading and as a result pay a visit to this lovely helpful lady and her gorgeous shop. She and I were talking for some time about the British High Street and the problems it's facing. Her shop, whilst doing well, could always do with extra business. We need to support local and independent business, so please, if you're in the area, do drop in. I'm sure you'll find something you like!!
Beautiful is located at 132 Nailsea High Street, BS48 1AH. Opening times are 10:30am - 6:30pm Monday - Saturday and you can phone if you need to check anything on 01275 852494.
**This is not a sponsored post, just something I'm passionate about and wanted to share with you!**
Now wishing I lived in Bristol, although I would spend a FORTUNE in there! Loved the tweet pic too then saw your comment!ReplyDelete
I want to go shopping......
I wish you did anyway, so we could hang out!ReplyDelete
As soon as I saw that tweet pic, I thought of twitter and just had to have it! x