• Josie

St Columb Major - Shoppers Guide

Updated: Feb 9, 2020

Welcome to St Columb Major. A Historic market town with a difference.

St Columb has always been my home town. My two girls go to the same primary school that i went too, wear the same uniform i wore and lay and behold get taught by some of the same teachers that taught me!

Its a town full of nostalgia for me and as i walk up and down my street i adore saying hello to all the regular faces and being apart of the community! I still cant quite believe that in a matter of days i will be opening my very own shop on my high street, around the corner from my home and i too will be apart of the beautiful independent business owners our town has to offer.

So here is a little shoppers guide to this beautiful town.... Picture the scene you got a occasion coming up, maybe a friends birthday, maybe your anniversary and your in need of a little spree; Don't head to the supermarkets or commercial chains shop local!

Our Spree begins in the local card shop. Simply Occasions. Independently ran and owned by two friends. They started a staggering 14 years ago and are still going strong. They have cards for every occasion as well as everything you need to gift wrap your present! But Where to find that special gift. There are many independent business in St Columb that you could shop for a gift. Maybe head to Shazzas Selling page just across the street from the card shop. This shop is a Aladdin's cave full of up-cycled furniture, second hand treasures and delights. check her out on Facebook

If your looking for something a little more antique and unique for a gift why not pop into Prink Vintage Interiors a little shop full with vintage antiques, hand crafted goodies and restored furniture. I love that everywhere you look in this shop there is something that catches your eye and with the smell of her handmade lavender bags a treat in themselves this shop is worth a visit!

So we have got a card we have scowered the vintage and up-cycling independent shops. I'm in need of a coffee and maybe a little brunch. I always go to Town and Country Kitchen! Delicious coffee and a brunch menu that has something for everyone. Whether your after a little Mexican eggs or something hearty like there full English this gorgeous family ran cafe is my go to! There is a kids play room for the little ones and the staff are beyond lovely! It certainly is a place us locals enjoy to be!

Ok back to it, the spree continues. if your looking for something a little more new how about you check out Misses Lobb's Shop a mother and daughter independent gift shop with a difference. They are creators of the unique and the beautiful. They are also the official stock list of @frenchiefurniurepaint. So whether you drop in for a gift, leave with some inspiration and a jar or paint or even attend one of there workshops these ladies are a real joy to have apart of our high street!

Now hopefully by now you have the gift, your caffeinated and your inspired with a rogue jar of furniture paint all you need now is a cake. Who else to call upon other then the gorgeous #pinkpeachcakecompany check her out at whatever the occasion Camilla will whip you up a homemade cake, loaf. all the sweet treats and wholesome bakes for any occasion! My favourite is her gluten free carrot cake!

Your all set, you have hit the high street hard and supported all the local businesses. You got everything you need you have shopped till you dropped! But all is not a trip to St Columb Major without visiting me in my new store soon to be opened on Fore Street. Come and shop second hand vintage clothing in style and find self confidence in who you wearing second hand clothing! Treat yourself to a new dress, a wardrobe essential or maybe your gift could be a vintage silk scarf! Whatever the reason hell there should be no reason. See you in store soon!

I look forward to welcoming you to St Columb Major, a town that is underestimated and well on the rise to being a go to place to shop. Watch this space!

Be Your Sass and Support independent businesses!

Big Love

Josie xx

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