Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Treasures at RE in Corbridge

One of my favourite parts of our recent adventure to Corbridge was wandering into Home Accessories store RE.  Housed in a converted workshop at the back of a filling station it's more like a museum than a shop, with its eclectic collection of furniture and objects.


Having gathered inspiration from around the world, owners Jenny and Simon collect things they love to sell in their shop.  Even the giant "RE" letters outside the store were found in a flea market in Paris.



RE is short for "Re-Found Objects", but in all honesty RE can stand for anything you want it to - REcycled, RElic, REstored, REscued.   The store houses second hand goodies, one off items and recycled bits and bobs.


I found all kinds of treasures, my favourite being this rather large collection of keys.  They really reminded me of the key to the Secret Garden and I was quite tempted to buy one just to see if I could find a magical door to unlock.


I also quite fancied buying one of these awesome shaving chairs to watch TV in, maybe when we finally buy our own house we can invest?


I could quite happily have spent my entire day exploring every inch of the shop.  Every corner you turn there are more incredible things to look at.


From funky umbrellas and plastic vegetables to brightly coloured tea pots, soaps, old maps and seeds.   You can't really head into RE with an idea of what you want because you never know what you might find.


It's no surprise that people travel miles and miles just to visit RE.  Carefully hidden behind the garage it's not somewhere you'd just stumble across.  All of RE's customers are there because they have come specifically for a look.


If you don't live in the North East, don't worry you can go to RE's website to take a look at all their treasures for yourself and also order online.  However if you are ever visiting this part of the country make sure you get yourself to the shop because it's amazing to wander round.


I'd left Simon near a display of crockery whilst I went exploring, I'd been gone quite a while but was surprised to find him exactly where I left him.   In this Aladdin's Cave of treasures what had he been looking at for all that time?  An egg poacher!   Love him!

24 comments:

  1. I love these kinds of shops that have hidden treasure and such unique items to decorate a house. I love the keys too my mum and dad used to have a huge chest of draws with a huge key I spent hours playing with it dreaming up elaborate stories Lucy x

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    1. OMG I bet kids would love this shop, I would have gone mad in it when I was little!

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  2. this is quite the unique shop! love those funky teapots. it's nearly like a museum of quirky items - i hope Simon got that egg poacher! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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  3. I love those colourful teapots, it would make the perfect Christmas gift for the boyfriend's sister, she loves stuff like that. What a great place!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. The place is a complete grotto for Christmas pressies!

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  4. This place looks right up my street! How awesome. The huge key in the box reminds me of the one in Harry Potter The Philosophers Stone. :P
    x

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  5. Wow! Love this shop I may need to go to it ASAP, it literally looks like a wonderland of random assortments of home wear...possibly the adult equivalent of a sweet shop.

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    1. That's a fantastic way of describing RE!

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  6. Looks like an amazing shop :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get the chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This shop looks so exciting! I love finding unique, one-off shops like this...I wish there were more around! xx

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    1. Me too, but maybe they're extra special because they are hard to find :)

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  8. Oh wow, this shop looks amazing! I've been to Corbridge for strawberry picking but I've never been anywhere else in the town. I'll have to have a trip to this place at some point! Incredible! :) xx

    Viva Epernay

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    1. Ooooooh Brockbushes? We're heading there on our way from holiday .. cannot wait! I've not been before!

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  9. Chloe lovely! Do you have the link to their online shop?

    Although, maybe don't tell me, I will only blow next months pay check too xx

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    1. Yes - here you go! http://www.re-foundobjects.com/

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  10. so wonderful shop! thank you for sharing:)
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  11. Wahhhh this is totally my kind of store! Love
    the fact that it is focusing on recycling stuff!
    Xx

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  12. I love Looking around RE. It has to be one if my all time favourite shops and I have bought a few things there over the years. They sold some of their stock in Libertys in London for a while too, but I'm not sure if they still do. X

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  13. Oooh I've heard of RE before - I've ordered a few things from their website, one of my favourite items is a little wire chicken egg basket which sits pride of place on my kitchen windowsill. Never been to their shop though - it looks amazing! If I'm ever up that area of the country, a trip there is definitely going on my list :-) xx

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