If you're a bit of a magpie, you'll love this Aladdin's cave of an online store that sells gorgeous vintage jewellery, rescued treasures and hand-painted furniture. Rural Magpie also organises successful jewellery fairs if you prefer to shop in person...
Rural Magpie is an absolute treasure trove for people who love a bit of sparkle and collecting beautiful one-off vintage and retro pieces, so that’s pretty much all of us then. Both an online store and fair organiser, Rural Magpie is home to an eclectic mix of fine quality one-off pieces of preloved, modern and vintage finds from homewares, ceramics and glassware to hand-painted and restored furniture, as well as beautiful pieces of costume jewellery. All items have been chosen by owner Karen and the furniture pieces have been lovingly restored and bought back to life. Karen also offers a furniture hand-painting service, and the hire of items for special occasions, such as weddings, parties and corporate events.
If you prefer to delve through treasures in person, Rural Magpie also organises antiques & vintage fairs as well as jewellery fairs to really give your inner magpie something to sing about, which will showcase the work of local artisan jewellery-makers. Here’s the list of 2020 fairs to add to your diary:
4 April – Great Dunmow Jewellery Fair CM6
5 April – Great Chishill Antiques & Vintage Fair SG8 8SH
25 April – Great Chesterford Jewellery Fair CB10 1NS
3 May – Great Chishill Antiques & Vintage Fair SG8 8SH
17 May – Orwell Antiques & Vintage Fair SG8 5QN
6 September – Great Chishill Antiques & Vintage Fair SG8 8SH
4 October – Great Chishill Antiques & Vintage Fair SG8 8SH
11 October – Orwell Antiques & Vintage Fair SG8 5QN
1 November – Great Chishill Antiques & Vintage Fair SG8 8SH
7 and 8 November – Great Chesterford Weekend Jewellery Fair CB10 1NS
21 November – Great Dunmow Jewellery Fair CM6 1DG
Opening hoursMonday: Always open