Tetbury’s finest on parade
A honeypot for connoisseurs, collectors and curious passers-through – and The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, whose beloved Highgrove is a few minutes away–tetbury, in Gloucestershire, is known for its colourful proliferation of antiques and
Housed over four floors in a period stone house, Domestic Science is a charming lifestyle store. Launched in 2012, it is literally brimming with a carefully curated offering of vintage one-of-a-kinds and an eclectic mix of contemporary home, hardware, clothing, accessories, stationery, toys, jewellery, wellbeing products and more. There’s no better place to source unusual presents for any occasion and the in-house Cafe 53 is perfect for coffee and cake or a light lunch. Domestic Science has a second branch in nearby Nailsworth.
53, Long Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8AA (www.domestic-science-home. co.uk; 01666 503667)
I am Su Daybell, the creator and owner of Twig. Twig originally opened 10 years ago, selling plants, flowers and my paintings, painted under my maiden name Su Trembath. Different is how I have always wanted to be, to inspire people with creativity, art and design. I am not afraid of expression and am always keen for knowledge and growth, so I have parked the flowers. I now concentrate more on buying and dealing antiques for the home and garden.
My fine-art background gives me an eye for colour, form and proportion that makes buying antiques second nature. With this understanding, a sense of freedom and boldness is explored when buying. I am addicted. This is my drug. Who wouldn't enjoy searching for specific pieces for clients, painting and designing wallpaper, fabric, gardens and interiors? 46, Long Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8AQ (www.twigoftetbury.co.uk; 01666 502080)
Trilogie Antiques is owned and run by Sarah Nunan and Lynda Townsend Bateson. Both specialise in country furniture and decorative antiques. Within Trilogie, there are other dealers, too: Andy Hayward's speciality is decorative and antique items for the house and garden; Justine Hutchinson trades as Greenbough, specialising in British and Continental country antiques; and Caroline Marcq trades as Phipps interiors, specialising in lighting. There’s also a dealer selling early glass and another selling Oriental rugs.
45, Long Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8AA (www.trilogieantiques.com; 01666 502440)
Qetty Bang Bang
Qetty Bang Bang is a truly unique shop, selling a collection of contemporary clothes intermingled with one-off vintage pieces. Get lost just pottering around and feast your eyes on an effortless blend of vintage classics and new designers.
61, Long Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8AA (www.qettybangbang.co.uk; 01666 503148)
Teasel England fabrics are hand woven in England and based on signature British weaves, tweeds, plains, herringbones, chevrons, stripes and checks. Made of classic pure new wool, the fabrics are durable and comfortable, designed and coloured for both traditional country and contemporary interiors. Teasel fabrics are sold by the metre and used by designers such as Kit Kemp in her Firmdale hotels in London and New York. Teasel also has a range of made-to-order furniture. The fabrics are available to view in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, at the Guy Goodfellow Collection, London SW10, in America at Charles Spada, Boston, and in Canada at Threadcount, Toronto. Teasel England is also proud to be a brand partner of The Campaign For Wool.
59, Long Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8AA (01666 505369; www.teaselengland.com)
Jorge Perez Martin set up his decorative antiques business in West Sussex in 1999. Having moved to the UK from his native Spain a few years earlier, he was rapidly seduced by the life of an English antiques dealer. He and his partner, David Gibson, moved the business to Tetbury in 2011 and have consistently and passionately developed the Brownrigg business and name to create this magnetic source of interior inspiration for interior designers and private clients alike. For the team at Brownrigg, ‘it’s all about the mix’, scanning countries and centuries to help their clients create and finish spaces designed to be lived in and cherished. 33, Long Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8AA (brownrigg.co.uk; 01666 500850; Instagram brownrigguk)
Long Street Antiques
Long Street Antiques is fittingly at home in a beautiful Georgian building at 14, Long Street—a well-established Tetbury and Cotswold destination for more than 30 years. The new owners have, over the past three years, gradually repositioned the shop to offer a more decorative selection of antiques, including pieces from France, Italy, Sweden and Spain. The result is an ever-changing and eclectic mix to suit every style and pocket. As one customer so kindly put it: ‘I love this place. I can find anything, from a small piece of silver to a 10ft dining table. Bliss!’
14, Long Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8AQ (www.longstreetantiques.com; 01666 500887; Instagram longstreetantiques)