Hidden away in the midst of the Yorkshire moors is a magical village that is a gateway to another time. The village is called Haworth. It is the famous home of the Bronte sisters. These talented women have made the village a tourist destination for literacy lovers, and around this interest the resident business owners there have created a unique high street experience that is pure delight for anyone who is enamored with vintage.
The steep cobbled street has been well maintained and is flanked on either side by independent shops and tea rooms. Each shop is a treasure trove of works of art, vintage collectables and cute gifts.
Yesterday my husband and I, once more took a trip trough time and visited this wonderful little town that is remarkably full of life.
We visited the old fashioned sweet shop and two second hand bookshops that have the perfect old book smell that you can only find in second hand bookshops. We explored a vintage shop called Oh La La. The bottom floor is full of odds and ends including old photos, jade handle manicure sets and vintage shaving kits. The top floor has a unique collection of second hand clothing including a wardrobe full of damaged fur coats.
But my favourite shop in Haworth is Rose & Co Apothecary. It sits at the top of the street and the scent that winds out of the door lures us in every time. Once inside we were met with an Aladdin’s cave of beautifully displayed soap and bath products that look good enough to eat.
At the back of the shop is a gorgeous vintage style boutique. The style here is ultra feminine and flirty. You pass by a wall of frilly knickers and flouncy petticoats before you reach the dresses that were designed to accentuate and celebrate a woman’s curves. Well, of course I had to try a couple on, just for fun!
Although it is tempting to go on a mad shopping spree I managed to resist and only spent my pocket money on a small number of little bits and bobs including a new purse to replace my tatty worn one, two lip balms, some cute woodland animal badges and some rocky road.
Oh and after all that shopping, we needed some refreshment and finished our visit with a vanilla ice cream cone dipped in chocolate sprinkles. Smashing!