Wednesday, 15 June 2016

A lovely little Welsh find : Homeward Bound Collections

Tucked away amongst the Clywdian range in Rhewl is a lovely little find, one that's full of vintage treasures, home wares and treats that will certainly tempt you inside. Homeward Bound Collections is a rather unique little shop with it's own adjoining tea room that certainly makes for a delightful vintage trip.

You wouldn't expect to find a haven of such vintage loveliness in such a picturesque location, surrounded by beautiful rolling Welsh hills just on the edge of Ruthin. Homeward Bound Collections is a rather unique venture, housed alongside an old railway station which has been converted into a lovely house. The shop itself is housed inside an old barn just located off the main road from Ruthin so it makes for a great stop off to visit.

As you enter the shop you'll be greeted with lots of delightful vintage finds, a book swap shelf stands at the entrance with a selection of vintage furnishings to tempt, from there it's a treasure trove of finds with plenty of vintage and up-cycled furnishings throughout the shop amongst kitchenalia, vintage inspired bake wares, gifts and even local produce to tempt. The mixture throughout certainly keeps it interesting and makes for a lovely browse as you really don't know what you'll find, it could be a kitsch 1960's dining chair or a lovely painted wall rack that greets you.

They certainly know their vintage wares, and that fondness for vintage can be found in their adjoining tea room, The Sugar Plum Tearoom, which is decorated with vintage furnishings, wall hangings and pretty tablewares, dare I say it, I even saw a pretty doily or two on the tables! Making for a rather delightful experience overall.

From the tea rooms you can sit back and relax admiring the picturesque view of the Clywdian range as you sip on a cuppa from a delightful vintage tea set. Their tea room is full of home made bakes, local produce and tasty seasonal offerings making for a perfect stop off.

It's certainly a quaint find, a lovely little stop off alongside the busy A525, a drive through Ruthin then up towards Denby will bring you nearby, turn off for Llandyrnog and you won't be far at all. If your driving through North Wales it's certainly worth a bit of a detour to stop off for a brew and a shop.

Visit Homeward Bound Collections at The Old Station, Rhewl, Ruthin, LL15 1TN. Open 7 days a week, alternatively you can browse their latest items online at

Images: Homeward Bound Collection

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