Sunday 12 January 2014

Suffolk Saturday

On a rarely sunny Saturday I found myself back on the road to Long Melford for a little fresh country air and a visit to one of my favourite shops, Rosehip in the Country. It's a lovely family run business with beautifully delicate artwork and garlands by Kate (Oyster Bridge & Co), wonderful cushions, flowers, bags, lampshades by Jenny and gorgeous French furniture sourced by Simon, Jenny and Kate from the best antique markets across the Channel.

They are currently having a 20% sale this month and the shop is bursting with beautiful furniture, antique linens and French enamelware.
I picked up a little enamel jug, some pieces of old French white china and two big galvanised planters for my blueberry bushes (which have outgrown their old tin bath!)

Simon, who was manning the shop yesterday, told me that they were off to France on Monday for a buying trip! Browsing the French vide greniers sounds like an excellent way to spend a couple of days - I'm quite envious! Visiting Rosehip always makes me wish I had a little Suffolk hideaway that I could furnish entirely from their shop! But until I win the lottery, I will have to make do with my occasional fix!

Afterwards, we went for a walk around the pretty village of Long Melford, past sweet cottages and the imposing Tudor structure of Kentwell Hall. As the setting sun began to turn the Suffolk pink painted cottages and brick houses golden we got back in the car to head up back to London. The perfect end to a lovely Suffolk Saturday.


  1. It is amazing what some 'greniers' still yield to this day...
    Thank you for sharing your lovely Saturday (here I am many nifty possible additions to my own household!)
    Happy New Year,

  2. Looks a lovely shop, must look for it next time I'm in Suffolk. My younger son lives down there so I get to visit quite often.

  3. I was in melford yesterday, I live in the next village. I didn't go to that shop this time but agree it has some lovely pieces. Glad you enjoyed your trip to my neighbourhood ��

  4. Thank you again for your lovely post. I do enjoy your beautiful blog. Have a happy new year! Greetings, Lisbet from Finland

  5. Looks like a marvellous place to shop - so atmospheric!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  6. Oooooh looks gorgeous!!
    Love H xx

  7. A lovely post as always,like the things in the shop,Long Melford sounds delightful.'Bye for now Pam.

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  9. I find it amusing that you're looking for French objects while I search for objects in the English style ... lol
    I want to wish you a great year 2014.