Tuesday, 23 October 2012


I am sure that there are a lot of you who know that Most Marvelous is a great place to shop in Northampton and that their store along the Kettering Road is always buzzing but did you know that they opened one in Towcester at Bell Plantation in the early part of the summer and that has been going great guns too.

I had decided that, due to a miriad of reasons, I was going to close my booth at Brackley and just go with fairs and selling on Etsy - make life a little easier - yeh right -  when I was offered a spot in Towcester.  After lots of hand wringing  and "do I or don't I ?" kind of deliberation I decided to give it a go.  I have to say I have not been sorry that I made the decision as it has been a really great summer with lots of people finding us there and enjoying what they see.

I have started selling clothes - and although these are not necessarily vintage I make every effort to offer good quality labels such as Laura Ashley, Minuet, Monsoon to name but a few and these are proving to be very popular.  I made a decision this year that I would only wear recycled/secondhand clothes and so far I am wearing better clothing than I have ever done if I say so myself - maybe others are of the same mind. 

My Webbs Seed display comes in very useful for displaying pictures

 Two display cabinets full of lovely goodies such as jewellery, bags and little trinkets.

 I always try and offer a selection of homewares as I love these myself
The outside of the shop at Towcester

Inside the shop are lots of great booths offering furniture, homewares, clothing and a myriad of super items.

This is one of my favourite sellers - she makes and sells the most wonderful wedding dresses just beautiful. 
Jo and Gilly are great organisers and they hold regular monthly  craft and vintage fairs in the grounds of the garden centre.  In fact there is one there this Sunday.

Please come along and check us out I don't think you will be disapointed, it is not as big as the Northampton store but you know what they say about small being beautiful............


  1. I want a Most Marvellous here!
    It reminds me of the big out-of-town thrift shops when we visit family in America- full of so many gorgeous goodies you don't know where to start!

  2. Yes, I have discovered Most Marvellous at the Bell and love it. I think I may have bought some bits and pieces from your booth as well!

  3. Ooh thanks for this, I often work in Northamptonshire, I will tag on a visit here next time. I'm just discovering my inner vintage queen and am currently addicted to Etsy, will pop to visit your shop soon xx

  4. I want to go!!! Hattie, @peppermintplace xo


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