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Where to buy individual stuff these days?

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thebestpossibletaste Thu 21-Feb-13 09:23:06

Whilst the children were little we put all knickknacks away and now they are almost grownup, the house seems really boring.

We used to have lots of candles, vases, individual bits and pieces stood around, nothing expensive, but our individual style. I suppose a bit hippy and rock orientated!

I'd like to make our house a bit more interesting again but don't know where to start. Live in a very small quiet town, where there are barely any shops, even bigger nearby towns seem to just have the usual chains. And online I don't know where to start searching.

Can anyone point me in the direction of some interesting shops for stuff like that, online or highstreet?

Sorry, I know this is a bit vague ...

lolalotta Thu 21-Feb-13 14:57:25

I like to dress my home with vintage finds if I can! I love antique fairs/ flea markets to find one of a kind items! I find it helps that I working towards a "theme" so for my living room I am going for a botanical inspired look with vintage prints etc. Google Etsy, it is a worldwide handmade market place online but has a HUGE vintage section, though it tends to be US based so shipping can be costly. Of course there is always EBay! Good luck! grin

lolalotta Thu 21-Feb-13 14:59:16

BTW, Pinterest has lots of inspiration for interiors if you are looking for some!

germyrabbit Thu 21-Feb-13 15:03:13

made in design has some great stuff

thebestpossibletaste Thu 21-Feb-13 19:11:24

Thanks smile

I looked on pinterest but don't know where to start shock blush

lolalotta Thu 21-Feb-13 19:17:41

On Pinterest, you can click on categories and then scroll down to "home decor" or you can just type in keywords on the search box to brink up images of things you think you might be interested in! Or you could check out the home styling section of your library, mine has some interesting books in! There are lots of "home" magazines out there that might inspire you! Good luck!

thebestpossibletaste Thu 21-Feb-13 19:56:27

Yes I think I'm going to get hold of some magazines too, I love home magazines smile
Bit worried the stuff in there will be too expensive.
I love antique shops too but there are none locally and in the next biggest town they are expensive.

fossil971 Thu 21-Feb-13 20:01:39

TK Maxx are good for a rummage for home accessories - they have such a random selection it avoids looking like it all came pre-co-ordinated from the Next directory.

Otherwise I often look out for things when I'm on holiday at a place with more interesting shops, then it reminds you of your holiday too smile.

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