Fun Shops

While I was shopping around in York, I came across Cath Kidtson and I got a little overly excited.  My English friends probably thought I was a little strange.  But anyhow, I proceeded to go in and they told me they were closed.  And asked me to come back the next day, which happened to be the day I was leaving.  I begged them to let me in and they said to come back later in the day and they might be open.  Well I did go back and I was in luck, it was open.  In fact that day was the grand opening of the store!  Now, the one mistake I made was to ask the lady in the store if I could take some pictures.  She told me no.  I have always been one to ask permission but after this I might just turn into those that believe it is better to ask forgiveness than permission.  Here are a few shots I managed from the store window while they were still setting up.  The colors are GORGEOUS and so inspiring.  I especially love the pink vanity and then all of the colored bins in the pictures below.  

This next store, Wild Hart, was a sweet one.  They had all kinds of cute little things.  The kind of store you could spend quite some time wondering around looking at small interesting things.

I bought some really fun mugs, like the ones below.  They have all kind of fun little names/descriptions on them and they are made in England.  The ones I bought say, “Posh Totty” and “Anorak.”  Both really British.  I bought the Anorak one for my husband as a joke. I’m told it means kind of nerd or train spotter as my English friends have informed us in the past.  But really my husband is anything but a train spotter so I probably should of stuck with the one that said “Alpha Male!”  Oh well!
Just one final cute little store front.  A fun little clothing boutique called “Boho Belle.”



  • jessica
    Commented on June 16th, 2008 at 3:39pm

    love this post! :) so intrigued by wild hart! looks so charming!

  • A-M
    Commented on June 16th, 2008 at 5:05pm

    Oh they just look delightful. I could get lost for hours in those streets! I think forgiveness should be your outcome next time… fancy not letting you take photos!
    A-M xx

  • angelgrotton
    Commented on June 17th, 2008 at 2:38am

    What nice shops lol! Love the second picture )))

  • lily-g
    Commented on June 17th, 2008 at 2:44am

    Thank you for visiting my blog and wow how I would love to wander around those gorgeous streets,how pretty is the Cath kidson store
    and that pink dressing table gorgeous!

  • diana @ please sir
    Commented on June 17th, 2008 at 9:37am

    Ohh that is super exciting – the pink furniture is so great!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 17th, 2008 at 2:39pm

    Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone! I’m glad you all liked the pink vanity/dressing table (that sounds better than vanity) as much as I did.

    And A-M, your right.. next time I’ll just snap the camera until I’m asked not too :-)

  • Jennifer Ramos
    Commented on June 17th, 2008 at 3:16pm

    Hi Trina,

    I REALLY LOVE the WILD HART shop,You are so lucky you got to visit these amazing shops!! Thanks for the pics… : )

    Jen Ramos
    ‘100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards & More’

  • Melissa Lewis
    Commented on June 17th, 2008 at 3:29pm

    Those stores look just too cute, especially the last one. I would spend days shopping if I were there:)

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 17th, 2008 at 9:28pm

    Thanks for stopping by my site, Jen! Wild Hart was such a fun shop! Cheeky little gifts and really great Union Jack pillows!

  • The Lil Bee
    Commented on June 20th, 2008 at 12:22pm

    OMG I want that pink dresser!

  • London Calling
    Commented on June 24th, 2008 at 10:25am

    Love the blue trim:)

  • Mélanie
    Commented on June 27th, 2008 at 2:41am

    I LOVE LOVE Cath Kidson , too bad we don’t have it in the south of France

  • Kimberlee
    Commented on August 19th, 2008 at 11:07pm

    Thanks for leaving the link to this post. oh wow! There is no way I am going to save any money while I am over there – and I LOVE your blog – just having a quick look in my lunch back – will be back tonight! x

  • McLain Wiesand
    Commented on November 18th, 2010 at 1:07am

    I'm a sucker for anything with a Union Jack on it, mini cooper roofs, shoes, but those pillows are excellent!

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