Behind every wonderful small brand, there is a wonderful person or people. With the current climate we’d love to support and share with you, great small brands that are still trading and we’d love to tell you all about them.
Joyful Home Company is home to excellent vibrant upholstery plus beautiful vintage furniture. Explore and find unique statement pieces for your home.
If you fancy trawling a great london market for vintage homeware and nicknacks then head to Bermondsey, London, on a Friday !
Bermondsey Square London SE1 3UN
6am til 2pm
Time Out says:
Held every Friday, this long-running south London market is heaven on earth for bargain-hunters.
Situated at the end of buzzy Bermondsey Street, this market is a south London institution. Every Friday, locals with magpie eyes flock here to trawl around 200 stalls for bargain china, silver, furniture, glassware and pottery. Not everything here would make it onto ‘Antique’s Roadshow’, but sifting the fab from the tat is part of the fun. In recent years, the market has expanded to include fashion, craft and food stalls, but antiques are still the focus. Just remember to arrive early: trading begins at 6am and most stall-holders will be packing up by lunchtime. When you’re done bargain-hunting, lively Bermondsey has loads of lunch options.
In 2018, Alice from award winning blog Alice In Scandiland opened her bricks and mortar shop in Cornwall. Having been selling vintage for a while and having an amazing eye for great homeware and interior design (just take a peak at her blog!) it was a great natural step to move into retail fully.
If you don’t happen to be in Cornwall, never fear, as her beautifully curated range of homewares for both adults and kids, vintage and gifts is available from her online store as well. Definitely worth a visit and you might be lucky to still grab a sale item too.
For many it’s the go-to site for buying things you need last minute (thank you amazon prime), others loath it for being the big quasher of other stores through its competitive pricing and ease of shopping – but it does offer small stores an outlet to reach a bigger market (albeit if they take a big cut) and also it’s surprisingly home to many many good interiors pieces.
By just searching under the top trends (scandi, industrial, marble, Moroccan, midcentury and more, there’s an abundance of great homewares and furniture that comes up – and at great prices!
Plus as the returns system is so easy, it makes it simple if you get the wrong product or change your mind.
See our top picture for our favourite picks at amazon .
We found such a collection of good lighting under one (virtual) roof, we definitely recommend checking out the lighting department at La Redoute. Not only do they have a broad, stylish and well designed range that covers many current trends – industrial, minimal, atomic, Scandi, retro, maximalist – but also with the renowned huge regular sales, there’s always a chance to get a really great discount of your choice!
We’ve rounded up our favourites (see picture) but head to the lighting department now while the sale is on!