Saturday, 19 September 2009
Favourite shops in Bath - Susannah Decorative Antiques and Textiles
Let me take you on a tour of one of my absolute favourite shops in Bath which I visited again today. Yes, a day off from decorating at last!
I first discovered Susannah Decorative Antiques and Textiles shop several years ago (15 years ago approx) whilst living in Kent at the time. I frequently went on holiday to the West Country, I would usually break up the journey in Bath as I loved shopping there.
Apart from the fact that I absolutely love the beautiful antique textiles, quilts and handmade items etc., the interior reminds me of my Aunt Suzy's house in Belgium! The staircase in particular and stained glass here and there, as well as the general feel of the place.
The window is always so beautifully arranged. I love lace & crochet edging on a window or piece of furniture. A finishing touch that I have really liked and used throughout the house ever since first seeing it in Belgium many moons ago. That's why I was so taken by this shop when I first came across it, somehow it felt very familiar to me and yet very individual and unique.
Broad Street, Bath
Susannah's shop front
I was drooling over that window display
As you enter, you are greeted with a the lovely scent of lavender
Just look at that mannequin's waist line!
Such a pretty little face
I love this piece of furniture!!!
Moving towards the back of the shop now..
Yes, there is more to look at..
It reminds me of the staircase leading to my Aunt's attic, same layout same feel! I always pause there for a bit as it is the closest I'll ever get now to experiencing the feel of my Aunts house.
The shop feels more like a beautiful unique home than a shop. It feels intimate and inviting.
More antique treasures to be found at the back of the shop
Walking back towards the front of the shop
This part also reminds me of My Aunt's & Grandmother's house
So beautiful isn't it!
Susannah Decorative Antiques and Textiles features in Bath's Best Shopping & Dining guide
Last year I took my sister there, I wanted to know if it reminded her of our my Aunt & Grandmother's house in Belgium. After looking around and reaching that staircase, she agreed that it did.
I hope that you have enjoyed the little tour.
Hawthorn & artichoke recipe to follow soon, just had to get this post in today.
I hope that you are all having a great weekend!