So here it is, the place where vintage and modern collide, a place where the floorboards creak but the walls are silent, a place where you can spend ages looking at all the pretty things, a place scented with lavender, rose, sandal wood, cedar, amber and patchouli, a place where you can buy tiny bottles of orange essence to add to iced milk.Where french soaps share space with sea shells and hand stitched moroccan leather tassels lie quietly next to sugar scented lip balms.Recycled sari’s, vintage haberdashery ribbons, handmade decorations, tiny ships and antique paintings, beautiful cards made by local artists and so much more, didn’t you mention that you wanted to take a trip to the seaside this summer?

  • Jess

    Where is this shop? It looks lovely!

  • Suzanne

    Oh it looks amazing! I love the little hair slides. Wish we had a shop like that near us.

  • Eleanor

    This looks so gorgeous, what a lovely shop, where is it? xxx

  • Katrine K

    How inspiring, I wanna go there!

  • Elizabeth

    Hi just wanted to say love your blog only just started peeking in

  • sam

    Heavenly! Exactly how far is it from London? Is the surrounding area worth a day trip? Such lovely photos Jeska, thanks for sharing :)

  • Jeska

    It’s Butlers Emporium George Street Hastings (Old Town)

    Definitely worth a day trip! I will do a post about all the other joys of our old town for you :)

  • Jess

    Brilliant! I’m near Eastbourne so will definitely make a trip ;)

  • Jo Cardiff

    I’m coming!

  • Dee

    You’ve really caught the essence of the place. Clever you. Hastings is super lucky to have such an eloquent spokeslady. Luckily for me, I spend half my time on top of the West Hill so I can pop down there often. It really is a lovely spot. Enjoy your new job!

  • sofia

    Oh my, Jess this is so extremely gorgeous I think if I enter this place I might never leave :)

  • Lynne, Tea for Joy

    Wow, lovely – love those boats!

  • found and sewn

    Wow! this shop look so beautiful…so many lovely things. I need a visit to Hastings, looking forward to your next post.

  • Ombretta

    Wonderful shop!!! The Chinese girl in that paint it is actually a piece of art by a friend of mine! So fantastic to randomly find it there….make me smile

  • alma

    I love the chairs up there!

  • Anna

    What an inspirational place to work! You must be getting lots of ideas.

    While I love discovering new places, blogs and shops it’s often frustrating as much as it is delightful. I just love so many styles and objects. I must wear my heart on my sleeve when it comes to interior design!

  • fenny setiawan

    I love this place. It will make me wander and wont get out from there. The rustic feeling and the vintage finds are gorgeous.

  • Cassandra

    It’s a lovely store – luckily I have friends who live in Hastings – beautiful building and a great change from London stores.

  • sarahhardaker

    why oh why was it never there when i lived in old town……….