“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” said William Morris.
A house is not a home until it is filled with items that we love. The beauty of being an individual is that everybody’s tastes are different. Some people prefer modern styles, others choose retro and antique pieces with more history. A few people may need a little assistance finding their own unique style with the help of an interior designer. There are a wide variety of businesses in The Malverns selling items and services that will help make our homes more homely. These smaller, local businesses know their stock inside out and can provide you with invaluable advice and offer items that will make your home as individual as you are.
Please see our list below. If you think we’ve missed somewhere, please let us know by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lorraine makes a range of original textile gifts and home decor from her studio. Perfect for adding personality to your home or as a unique gift for someone special.
The Fold in Bransford
Telephone: 07828 671496
Gifts for all occasions, fancy goods, trinkets, glass crafts, resin crafts, ladies, children’s traditional cotton nightdresses and clothing.
5 Old Street
Upton Upon Severn
Telephone: 01684 591166
Facebook page: Edina Upton Facebook page.
Range of products from building materials and tools to plumbing, electrical, garden machinery and ironmongery. This family-run DIY store is over 100 hundred years old.
1-3 New Street
Upton Upon Severn
Telephone: 01684 592607
A cafe housed in an old building that was a bank, with a wide range of antiques and hundreds of history and military books.
22 High Street
Upton Upon Severn
Telephone: 01684 438300
High quality Dress agency, antiques, decorative arts, furniture. Eclectic items from the past and present.
Telephone: 01684 569102
Malvern Hills Vintage
Barns filled with antique furniture, lighting and classic cars and motorcycles
Lower Mitchell Barns
Telephone: 01531 633608
Antique furniture restorers, new lighting specialists, new mirrors sold, furniture.
56 Cowleigh Road
Telephone: 01684 574913
Antique shop stocking jewellery, furniture, paintings and some interesting curios, including different types of rocks and stones.
41 Worcester Road
Telephone: 01684 566876
Home and lifestyle inspiration, furniture, lighting, mirrors, wall art, photo frames, clocks, soft furnishings, little Greene paint, gifts for him and her.
105 Church Street
Telephone: 01684 899001
Home and lifestyle inspiration, furniture, wall art, rugs, garden ornaments and much more.
16 Old Street
Upton Upon Severn
Telephone: 07702 576379
Malvern Hills Vintage is a huge timber barn in the village of Eastnor filled with an ever-changing eclectic mix of antique and retro treasures. Lighting, decorative furnishings and enamel signs are also for sale. This is also the place to come if you are after a beautiful classic car. A carefully chosen fleet of classic cars and motorcycles are available to buy. There is also a tearoom onsite.
Malvern’s oldest family run department store, Gordon Smith, was established in 1938. The various departments will enable you to kit out every room in your home. Gordon Smith is well-known locally for the huge choice of high-quality curtain fabrics and the curtain making service it offers, but the store also has cookshop, haberdashery, dining and soft furnishing departments. On sale are high quality items from well-known, popular manufacturers of pots and pans, towels, kitchen gadgets, mugs and glasses, duvets and fabric.
Just above Great Malvern Priory sits Hunky Dorey, a fabulous little shop with a diverse collection of items from the past and present. Vintage mirrors, furniture, decorative items and gifts, and an assortment of high-quality clothing.
In Upton Upon Severn you will find a fantastically named shop, Velveteen Fox. This establishment sells some beautiful, unusual objects hand-picked by the owner. Here you will find art, sculptures and figurines, realistic faux botanicals, vintage and modern homewares and furniture. A range of styling services are also on offer to customers.
If you need some DIY tools, head to Haywards in Upton upon Severn which is a family-run firm trading since 1820.
Opened in 2016, Rhubarb Home, quickly established itself the place to go for quirky, stylish home décor. The 3 floors are filled with home accessories, furniture and lighting chosen by the owners, if they don’t love it, they don’t sell it! They also sell high quality tins of paint from an independent British manufacturer, ‘Little Greene’ paint. During the festive season the basement is transformed into a jaw-dropping, magical Santa’s grotto displaying Christmas decorations for the home and Christmas tree.
We all know how important it is to shop local and support independent establishments, even more so now with the pandemic. We often get a much better service from independent shops and they introduce us to alternative products, local produce and unusual gifts. Independent shops help keep our high streets looking interesting and different from every other town or city and help keep so many local people in jobs and ultimately help the local communities. There are many independent shops across The Malverns and they would be greatly missed if they disappeared, so please try to ‘Support Our Local Shops’.
Shopping is a bit different at the moment due to current lockdown rules. Although you can’t physically go into some shops, most places are still open and providing excellent customer service. You can contact the business via email, phone or have a look on their website or Facebook page to see what they have in stock and order items. You can collect purchases from the shop entrance or some even offer local delivery. Help support local businesses.
- Following social distancing rules
- Wearing a face covering
- Paying by contactless if you can
- Being patient, kind and considerate to others
- Using hand sanitiser
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