Cakes forks and plate
Off Week Street, hiding down a alley is a new vintage/secondhand shop. They sell all sorts of beautiful things: vintage cutlery, china, clothes coats and bags, jewllery...and well all sorts of lovely things. Upstairs, they have furniture. Nothing ancient but I did see a lovely iron hat stand which unfortunately I would not have been able to carry back home. The lady who works there is very nice and told me they get new stuff in every work so it's worth returning regularly as the nice things go quickly.
It's not on the main street and the only clue to its existence is a 'trash or treasure?' chalk board directing you down the alley.
Worth a visit if you're in Maidstone and like the whole old-fashioned/vintage thing. Or if you just want something beautiful but the money tree in your backgarden isn't faring so well this year.
A lovely relative, who likes tea and cakes, had a birthday coming up so I paid the shop a visit to see if they had anything that would make a present for her. I actually had to make a short list but finally settled on a plate and some cake forks which looked like this!:
Not made in China!
Happy Birthday Harriet!