Did you know that Gorgeous Yorkshire has its very own vintage shop in Harrogate? As well as being newspaper journalists, stylists, mums and partners, interiors obsessives, travellers, diners, decorators, upcyclers and generally mad middle-aged wimmin, we also love to spend as much time as we can seeking out vintage treasures in the hope that people who love quirky gorgeousness as much as we do will buy them. We are very reasonable with our prices, by the way.
Anyway, in October last year, we opened our lovely unit at the utterly fabulous 53 Bo’ Grove in Harrogate (which is on Grove Road, opposite the school and behind the fire station on Skipton Road).
It’s hard to believe how Bo Grove has developed over the past year, thanks to the hard work, dedication, talents and vision of Kyrensa, founder and owner. She never ever stops. Lockdown did not see it falter and indeed saw the development of the outdoor garden and salvage area (also featuring the Soft Pots garden). And – big news – 53 Bo’ Grove is taking part in the Ripley Decorative Home and Salvage Show this weekend (September 11-13) see here for deets. We promise Kyrensa will be taking along some utter fabulousness so do not miss it.
There is a cafe (it’s really delicious – try the avocado and spinach on toast, and the cakes and buns are out of this world), and a farm shop for fresh veg and cheeses and so on, and a bike tours operator, and The Refilling Station, staffed by the marvellous Lydia and Jude, who are both so clever and knowledgable about all matters eco-friendly (and they look wonderful). This is where you can take your own receptacles and fill up with dried foods, oils, cleaning products, shampoos and more. I adore their noodles, as they will testify.
And then there is the vintage emporium itself – the heart of this ever-growing Harrogate destination. Every day, more and more people discover it, and the place rings with “oooooos” and “aaaahhhs” and “wow” and “I never knew this was here!”
It is a seriously amazing place – and we are not just saying that because we are part of it. There are two floors featuring several traders plus lots of beauty sourced by Kyrensa herself – she is an indefatigable seeker of treasure.
So there is vintage and retro furniture, vintage fabrics, retro lighting, vintage tools, vintage books, old pictures, vintage glassware, ornaments and china, vintage mirrors galore, toys, fashion, luggage and accessories and finds from yesteryear that have been waiting to add character and beauty to new homes. The staff, by the way, are all amazing and so helpful. There is always someone about to help you transport treasure to your car (yes, there is parking!).
We love 53 ‘Bo Grove and we want to share it with everyone. So come on down and see what we and all the other traders have got. Here is a link to the fab new webside to show and tell you more about 53 ‘Bo Grove.