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.
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.
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!