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Painted and shabby chic furniture at Jo’s Interiors, Wentworth Emporium.

Jo’s Interiors is situated in Wentworth Emporium,The Old Builders Yard, Cortworth Lane, Wentworth, Rotherham, S62 7SB. Tel: 01226 360606.

Jo sells a range of very affordable, refurbished, up-cycled, shabby chic, vintage and contemporary  furniture, much of it painted using Laura Ashley and Annie Sloan paints, all laid out in a very nice room setting. If the painted or shabby chic look is your thing, a visit to Jo’s Interiors is highly recommended! Pictures and some prices below.

Jo will also paint your furniture for you! Give her a call on 07799 1195112.

Jo's Interiors, refurbished dresser with glass handles.

Jo’s Interiors, refurbished dresser with glass handles.

Jo's Interiors, refurbished bureau (£95) and stool (£38), finished in Annie Sloan paint.

Jo’s Interiors, refurbished bureau (£95) and stool (£38), finished in Annie Sloan paint.

Jo's Interiors, refurbished bedroom suite finished in Annie Sloan paint. (Wardrobe £195, chest £150, bedside £65).

Jo’s Interiors, refurbished bedroom suite finished in Annie Sloan paint. (Wardrobe £195, chest £150, bedside £65).

Jo's Interiors, refurbished Louis style chair.(£58)

Jo’s Interiors, refurbished Louis style chair.(£58)

Jo's Interiors, shabby chic small  solid pine chest (£38)

Jo’s Interiors, shabby chic small solid pine chest (£38)

Jo's Interiors, refurbished side table (£85), small table (£55)

Jo’s Interiors, refurbished side table (£85), small table (£55)

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Hunting for the antique and retro in Easingwold!

Easingwold is a delightful Georgian market town, situated a few miles north of York.

A lovely little place, with plenty to offer the visitor, interesting buildings and architecture, shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, all in a pretty market town setting.

The Shabby Chic Room.

The Shabby Chic Room.




My first port of call was “The Shabby Chic Room”, a nicely presented shop on Long Street, selling mainly painted, retro and shabby chic furniture, together with a selection of vintage and decorative items.



“Old Flames” was next on the agenda, and as you may have guessed, their specialty is period fireplaces, hob grates, wrought iron door furniture and fire dogs, all housed in a pretty, quaint, shop. Their stock includes a wide selection of antique, period and reproduction fireplaces and lighting, a worthwhile call if you are seeking a traditional fireplace.

Over the road, back down Long street, I stumbled across  a small electrical shop, “Electra Tech”, which had a nostalgic display of vintage electrical items in the window, complete with original selling prices! They were for display only, but gave a nice insight into times past.

A little further down the street is “Milestone Antiques”, they were closed, but I had a peek in their windows and they looked to have some nice antique items.

Milestone Antiques.

Milestone Antiques.











Strolled the few hundred yards up Chapel Lane to the market place where “The Olive Branch” is to be found. Bigger than it looks from outside, their stock includes some nice antique and retro pieces, together with reproduction and decorative items.

When in the area, be sure to spend an hour or so browsing the streets of this little gem of a town, I’m sure it will not disappoint!

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Latest forays into antique and retro country!

This last week I’ve been out and about in search of antique, retro and collectable gems.

Late last week I called into a couple of small antique shops in Selby, North Yorkshire,Selby Antiques and Church Hill Antiques. I bought a few pieces in both shops, some really nice butter moulds / stamps and a repro clock from Selby Antiques,

Vintage butter moulds/stamps.

Vintage butter moulds/stamps.

and a shabby chic dressing table  mirror and a vintage tin deed box from Church Hill Antiques.

Shabby chic mirror.

Shabby chic mirror.

Sunday morning saw me heading far out west, well as far west as you can get in Yorkshire that is, sunny Todmorden, except it wasn’t, it was freezing! Browsed round the open market, which had a few stalls selling collectables, but was unable to find anything to buy.

Undeterred, I walked the hundred yards or so to Picture House Antiques, where I bought a really nice, early 20th century childs blackboard and a box of vintage stoneware bottles.

Early 20th century childs blackboard

Early 20th century childs blackboard

Back on the road to Caldene Antique Centre in Mytholmroyd. The place was packed with a bus load of visiting  Americans! Found nothing for me here, but to be fair I didn’t stay that long, it was too crowded for me! I’ll save this one for another trip.

Tuesday saw me heading to the far east this time, sunny Cleethorpes, only it wasn’t, you’ve guessed it, freezing again! I could find nothing to tempt me here, although one shop, Hermes Antiques, had some nice Royal Dux  and loads of Victorian porcelain figures, so may be worth a look if that’s your thing.

Look back here later for the next thrilling installment!

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Antique & Retro in Northern England, coming soon!

We are currently visiting antique and retro, shops, warehouses, centres, markets, fairs and auctions, in the north of England. Our aim is to give visitors to this area an insight into what the area has to offer, in the antique, retro, and collectable field.

In the coming months we will add more information regularly, to provide a useful guide on the antique and retro scene, for visitors to this areas. Unlike most directory type sites, we intend to give our views of antique and retro businesses, markets and fairs, only after we have personally visited them.

Initially, listings will contain only basic business details, but will, over time, (as and when we visit them), be expanded to include much more useful and relevant information.

It is not our intention to become a comprehensive directory of all relevant businesses, but to give a much more detailed view of those we visit.


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