I am sitting in a very cool cafe in Tetbury, Gloucestershire today and about to start on a mission finding interesting antiques. It is pouring with rain, so I think there will be less tourists about giving me excellent shopping space!
Tetbury is a beautiful town in the Cotswolds, famous for a myriad of Antique shops. It is also local to both Prince Charles’ and Princess Anne’s estates, so I might even have a Royal spotting (although if they are wise they should stay indoors on this very wet and grey English day).
There is one main street in the town which is full of antique dealers’ shops. The current vogue is mainly for rustic French furniture, prints and reupholstered furniture. It is pretty pricey but some of the pieces are wonderful.
I had already spent about £30k in my head in just one side of the street. All of the dealers are very friendly and informative, and I did not have any negative experiences anywhere.
The shutters above are my plan for a bedhead, I just have to hope they are still there when I return in the near future.