Friday 29 January 2010

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but it's beautiful here today. Cold, but beautiful. I've been on a lovely little run out to Ilkley to take some stock to a gorgeous new stockist, Cakewalk.

This is an absolute gem of a place, tucked away off the main high street and is a collection of a few independent shops under one roof. It's a real Aladdin's cave full of vintage and handmade work, most of which is made in Yorkshire. Cakewalk is run by artist Emma Straw, who has some of her own lovely work on show. I was thrilled when Emma asked is she could stock my hearts and needle and pin sets and even more so when I delivered them there and saw what a find it was.

Of course I couldn't leave without buying something, but I did limit myself to just one thing (even though I could have bought the entire shop). As soon as I saw this jug I knew I wasn't leaving without it. Isn't it a beauty?

If you live in the vicinity, you must go visit. You won't be disappointed, I promise. Ilkley itself is a wonderful little town, full of quirky unusual shops like Cakewalk and you can always revive yourself at Betty's afterwards.


Just Original said...

I love Ilkley, have not been in ages, probably 8 years since my sister lived in Leeds. Must put it on my list of places to visit.

The jug is very beautiful!

Vanessa x

Leigh Shepherd said...

Cakewalk is a wonderful place isn't it? So tiny, but time passes so quickly in there too! A few of my bits ans pieces are for sale in there too :)

winterpeachblog said...

Blueberry Park just sounded like a lovely blog so I had to pop over & it did not disappoint. Lovely it is.