Recently we received a very nice email from Sophie at Bibelot in the beautiful market town of Leek in Staffordshire. Along with her sister, Liz, they were moving form their old premises into their new shop right by the market square and required our services for the afternoon
This shop is well worth a visit selling everything form vintage homeware, children’s toys and gifts and is the only registered Cath kidston outlet for some miles around.
We had a great day and even met the mayor who came to cut the ribbon and officially declare the shop open.
Matt ate too much cake and drank too much tea whilst Annabel went to the conveniently placed vintage market in the square next door and bought most of it!
Every Saturday, a fascinating Antique Market is held outdoors on the Market Place. Whilst every Friday an intriguing Craft and Collectibles market is held in the indoor Trestle Market. For those who have not visited Leek before, these two markets form part of a rich offering for antiques and collectables.
We had a great lunch in the cafe (egg butties and more tea) in the indoor butter market which is just off the main market square.
It’s just fantastic to come to a market town that still feel like it really is just that! A market town, where it’s obviously appreciated by locals and it’s brilliant to arrive and find a thriving market square that’s not a car park.
So back to the shop to drink more tea, eat more cake, play some great tunes and check out all the goodies on offer!
The range of goods on offer is great and they have managed to get that perfect balance between the old and the new. We wish them all the best for the future.
Talking of the future they have a workroom attached to the upstairs part of the shop which we believe will be a craft and sewing workroom running courses for both adults and children so check the website and facebook to find out more.
We’ll certainly be back to Leek and to Bibelot very soon!