A Visit to Antiques Curio & Salvage Barn

The Antiques Curio & Salvage Barn is repeatedly a popular post on this blog.  Perhaps it’s stuck in Google or something (no disrespect!) but it’s up there every month as a top post and yet the pictures have just not been doing it justice… Soo, last month, I revisited.
The Barn has evolved so much since the original post last March.  The signature style that makes this place truly unique is even stronger.  It is simply quite wonderful to walk round and renders one wishing for a large empty house to furnish.  The original post is below this (so just keep scrolling).

ORIGINAL POST MARCH 12th 2015.
Last week I made the time to go to a place I’ve been meaning to visit for at least a year/eighteen months, the Antiques Curio & Salvage Barn, Harrogate.  After seeing so many amazing posts in my Facebook feed from their page I was compelled to pinpoint their location and pay a visit.  It’s such a gem of a place I had to share with you.
The barn is a place you’d go when you want to find something unique for the home without it needing to be too specific.  Antique furniture a plenty; there are chests of drawers, stone sinks, chandeliers, pictures, skulls and ancient pictures – artefacts of all kind can be found within the draughty doors.  It has bags of charm and personality and so goes without saying that whatever you pick up there will also have oodles of character.  These images were just taken on my phone as I wasn’t planning on doing a feature but couldn’t not once I’d been.  Well worth a visit I say!

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Post notes:
If looking for the barn, do not look for a sign saying “Antiques Curio & Salvage Barn” from the main road, I’ve passed it SO many times without knowing simply because the signposts only indicate the Farm Shop and John Cain furniture polishing.  It’s literally a stones throw off the main Skipton to Harrogate Road (A59) and is ridiculously easy to swing into.
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The Decorative Home & Salvage Show

At the weekend I got to go the Arthur Swallow Decorative Home and Salvage Show at Ripley Castle.  The show comes to Yorkshire annually and is THE event to attend if you get your kicks sourcing amazing ‘finds’ for the home.

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Local trades people hold stands there and it was great to see The Antiques Curio & Salvage Barn, Chris Holmes Decorative Interiors and Mister Toad with great exhibits.

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The Antiques Curio & Salvage Barn Stand

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Inside The Antiques Curio & Salvage Stand

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Taxidermy extraodinaire from Chris Holmes

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Riley keeps watch

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What surprised me was the sheer range of what you could pick up here… there was everything!  A pizzeria and Pimms tent avec bails of hay for seating created a relaxed, almost a festival feel.

 

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There are also clever little exhibits like this shepherd hut that rather reminded me of the time-capsule Grandpa gets into on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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For any non-Yorkshire folk, the good news is that Arthur Swallow Events are held at various locations across the  UK.  Check out their website here and I leave you with some sights that made me smile…

So Downton!

So Downton!

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What's it to be?  Pizza, Bar or Jesus!

What’s it to be? Pizza, Bar or Jesus!

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