Sunday, 17 April 2011

Bodkin at Cusworth Hall

What a lovely weekend it has been here in Yorkshire. I love it when the sun shines. We've not been very far all weekend, but today we ventured over to Doncaster to Cusworth Hall. I'll show you my photos of our walk later, but on arriving at the hall I discovered a brand new shop - only opened yesterday and just the sort we bloggy ladies love. Bodkin will only be open on at the weekends, but if you are in the area, do pop in. It is situated in what looks as if it would have been part of the "workings" of the old house ie the bit where you and I would have worked "below stairs", and as an added bonus, it is right next to the tea shop.

I explained to the lovely ladies that I had a blog, and they let me take some photos. Come and have a look what they sell.
The fabrics they use for their bags are gorgeous and they have all different styles. They also sell painted furniture, cards, vintage clothing etc.

And lots of heart shapes!
Its a great little shop and the items are priced to please the tight Yorkshire man - or Yorkshire lady! So pop along and say hello if you are in the area.

21 comments:

Lisa said...

Did you make a purchase? Or 2?
Lisa x

two bones and a bagle said...

That looks like it is worth a visit especially for a tight fisted penny lick like me. Have a look at my post I mention it there.

Jewel said...

If only I lived anywhere near yorkshire lol! Looks fantastic! We're the prices very good!? x

Carol said...

I'll certainly be paying them a visit, looks lovely.
Carol xx

Just Original said...

Well worth a visit I think! I hope you made a purchase.

Vanessa x

two bones and a bagle said...

Hi would love to meet up and will def make your stall at the WI - I remember one of my babysitters making us cake mixture to eat - no intention of cooking it - and I promptly threw up - bet I wouldn;t now. My girls always ask for the wisks from the hand mixer and they call them lollipops. (I didnt let them when they were really little - just in case you think I am too bonkers).

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What a great little shop, definitely worth a visit. Diane

Lydia @ Twelve said...

Oooo Tempting!

Lx

Lydia @ Twelve said...

Oooo Tempting!

Lx

Dolly said...

Oh I love shops like this, What a lovely way to spend the day in this glorious weather we have been getting even here in south west Ireland!

Helen said...

Yes, you are right, it looks just the sort of shop I would enjoy spending a good deal of time, and probably money, in. Shame I live too far away to drop in for a mooch around.

Lyn said...

Oh yes that looks like my sort of shop!
love
Lyn
xxx

Janet said...

Thats my kind of shop ! I find it hard not to look at something heart shaped and not think of you ! in fact I have a little something for you Diane I bought ages ago -send me your address and I will post to it to you ! [ a little thank you for all those lovely cards you sent ] x

Catherine said...

Looks lovely and not just a little bit tempting! Cx

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Ah, wouldn't I love to check it out! Long swim, though, and it's still cool outside! So tell us...did you buy anything? Something heart shaped, maybe?

Susan T said...

No then I am only over the border - that place looks like a must.

Michela said...

Yorkshire people should do a twinning with people from Genoa! :)
xxx

Rosie said...

Looks like a super new shop to add to your list of favourites. I like the little houses:)

Bee happy said...

Nice shop! not been to Cusworth for ages, will have to make a visit this summer :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Twiggy said...

Haven't been to Cusworth Hall for years, my Sisters live just down the road from there, so no excuse. Looks great.
Twiggy x

Jackie, Erik, Jake, Drew said...

I think you could do business with this shop. Next time you go, you should take some samples (or pictures) of the lovely things you have made, I really think they would be interested. Before you know it you'll be doing mass production for Harrods! No seriously I'm not kidding. I think your WI stall could be a good test for you. Please take a photo of your stall once its all set up. I bet it will look great. Don't forget to make your rag-doll pj-holder! xx