Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Serious Shopping- The Olive Branch in Easingwold
This is really a dream shop. It is full of such lovely lovely things most of them you could find a place in your home for - from the luxury of a tartan footstool or an item from the Aga range to add to your collection,a touch of Cath Kidstone or that special piece of pottery from Emma Bridgewater -you will find all of these and many others on the ground floor. Trot up the wooden staircase and find another floor of delights. Whether you are looking for touchy feely clothes from Noa Noa and Part Two or a sensible pair of Hunter wellies in vibrant-hey pheasants you can see me coming -colours. Just waiting to be bought are wonderful bracelets,rings and necklaces along with a range for Beckensondergaard- Danish leather accessories. The shop is owned by Jill Atkinson, who also has a shop in Addingham.Jill is very passionate about her shop and interested in quality decorations and furnishings doing a marvellous job suss out the goodies to fill her shops . Even though it was January the shop was doing a brisk trade and I came away very pleased with my purchases which had been neatly wrapped up in green tissue and one tied with red ribbon -that was for Rubi-Sue -a Cath Kidstone flannel with ducks on in pink,blue and yellow. It is her mum Claires' birthday in a couple of weeks so I cant tell you what I else I bought but can say I have never seen one anywhere else . So if you are looking for a present just a bit special this is the place to come.The girls are always happy to help but special thanks to Sophie who is always a friendly face and happy to tell you what is new and show you round. This shop is in a league of its own.