Muddy says: 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 on the first Sunday of the month (next up 3 November and 2 February in Great Chishill). And, to really give your inner magpie something to sing about there are two jewellery fairs coming up next month (2 November in Great Chesterford and 23 November in Great Dunmow) as well as fairs in April 2020, which will showcase the work of local artisan jewellery-makers.