I think we have more than a few lovers of antiques & vintage that follow the site so we have put together a post sharing some of the best places to hunt & shop locally :)
One of the largest reclamation yards in the UK - you can probably find everything you want here, and while searching/browsing, find things you’ll want to take home with you - even if they weren’t on your list!
Check out the variety of antiques, ceramics, jewellery, glassware and vintage items. Milly’s pride themselves on customer service and offering the highest quality of products at fair and honest prices
Full of hidden gems - antiques / Collectables, new, vintage and retro items. A great place to spend a couple of hours - and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
The Emporium has three floors, and is home to over 80 independent retailers and artisans who showcase a fantastic range of antiques, vintage clothing and collectables, jewellery, records, toys and much more
The perfect destination to browse around the numerous displays of stock - the onsite cafe, easy parking and mini garden centre all make for a great day out.
Antiques, antique collectables, vintage, curios, retro etc. Free car parking for up to 20/30, and open
7 days a week from 10am - 5pm.
Antiques, vintage, shabby chic - very popular.
Approximately 100 traders ensure that you will find a large range of products – “something for everybody”. In-house delivery service ensures that larger purchases are always delivered promptly and courteously.
Taken from their website – “Featured in the Independent Magazine as one of the '50 Best Antique Shops in the Country', citing our excellence in Architectural, Garden and Antique Furniture”
As it says, a vintage market with different stalls, offering everything you might expect - clothes, jewellery, china and more - and refreshments on site.
The owners rely on antique fairs and home clearances to collect unusual items - these items are then upcycled, and given a new lease of life.
A selection of traders sell a variety of antique and vintage items - clothing, furniture, linen, books, pictures, jewellery etc. There are also craftspeople making things from vintage and recycled materials.
This is the place for natural stone fireplaces - can be carved to your design.
In stock are unusual items of Architectural salvage - stone staircases, balustrades, door surrounds, mullioned windows etc. Also reclaimed bricks, stone, oak and elm beams, doors, flagstones, floorboards and cast iron guttering.
Furniture, art, clothing and gifts. Check out their ever rotating gallery of vintage inspired gifts, glamour and goodies.
Over 250 inside and outside stalls, selling retro-furniture, vintage clothing, garden statuary, crafts, art, jewellery, books, toys, sweets, clothes, CD's, music, gifts, lifestyle products, stationary, fabrics - and more.
A licensed restaurant, cafe, food court and on-site banking facilities all help to make this a great day out for all family members
A family run business based near Ilminster - there’s something different in the reclamation yard every week and you can find most of the things you need for restoration (or new build) in beautiful old materials.
“Antique, Vintage, Collectables, Artists, Craftsmen & Artisans” - check out the very helpful website
Clevedon Market - Hill and Sea, Clevedon (first Sunday monthly, April to September, 10am to 2pm).
Artisan market held in Clevedon - locally produced food and drink, craft makers and vintage collectors from the South West.
Friendly Saturday market, lovely collection of stalls, with something to see for everyone. Great market, with local traders, and vintage bargains to be found for everyone
Happy shopping :)
P.S all images on this post taken at the very lovely Antiques Bazaar in Crewkerne