A new favourite shop in Oxford and random thoughts for Friday
I actually went to Scriptum, the most beautiful fantasy shop that any lover of paper products and all things writing could ever imagine to shop in, but look what I found around the corner!
A brand new shop! 🙂
Objects of Use, how fantastic is that name? Doesn’t it absolutely label everything in the shop as practical, useful and maybe even needful?
Well done marketing people, well done. Even better than wrapping cars with ads, really (here’s what am talking about – https://fleetwraphq.com/).
Inside is classic old world simplicity with an industrial modern edge. One of my most favourite things about England is that people know how to seamlessly blend, say, a 17th century Cotswold stone wall with a steel and glass ultra modern door and it looks so fantastic.
Ok, So I’m walking around, totally in love with everything in sight and I see these beautiful balls of garden twine. HAVE TO HAVE ONE! So I flipped over the luggage tag…GULP £27!!! That’s $42.25!!! FOR A SEXY BALL OF GARDEN TWINE? Why?
It got worse…or maybe I should say stayed consistent. £25 for a small whisk broom.
Don’t even ask how much those sexy tea towels cost. No wonder I tend to source old things in thrift stores and flea markets. Sometimes I wonder who would pay this kind of money. Is it for people who don’t care? Don’t know any better? Think, “what the hell, we’re on vacation, let’s go for it”? I’ve no idea.
Maybe it’s me. I know I’ve got more imagination than money. But for me, that’s a fantastic thing.
So goodbye beautiful sexy new store, see you in my dreams. 🙂
Linking with Nancy at A Rural Journal for her Friday Five. 🙂