Vintage Rosie – A coffee and a spot of vintiquing in Denholm

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Following last month’s column, reader Lynn McKnight got in touch to remind me of Denholm Antiques and Interiors.

It was a while since I had been down that neck of the woods, so I thought it was a good time to revisit these upper rooms.

The last time we were there we’d bought a set of fruitwood chairs – one captain’s chair and three beautiful dining chairs which now have pride of place round our old kitchen table. Not only do they look beautiful, but they’re really comfy too.

A bonus of visiting Denholm Antiques and Interiors is that you have a fantastic coffee shop/restaurant on hand to ensure you’re in the right frame of mind for browsing – coffee and cake are a key part of any relaxing weekend!

The shop can be found at one corner of the green, inside Denholm Meet, and up the stairs.

There is one main room, with two smaller ones off it. It’s a real mixture of items – as well as a number of antique pieces of smaller furniture and other goods, you will also find upcycled, new and used furniture, curtains, lamps, bedding, kitchenalia, china, and some garden-related attractions.

It is a bit of a hotch-potch, and might put off some of the purists, but for those who enjoy a good rummage, there are some fantastic items to be found and there is no denying the prices are good.

Because of this there is a high turnover of stock, which changes every week, so regulars can find something new every time they visit.

As ever, I didn’t leave empty-handed, although I was very restrained.

I came away with a lovely old cocoa tin, which my husband promptly pinched for keeping nails etc. in.

I have to admit, the tin does look good on the wooden shelf, against the old stone wall!