There’s something very pleasing about shopping with independent traders. For me, this is the time of year when the lesser-known brands come into their own, offering items that are a little bit different, made with love, and perfect for giving at Christmas.
If you’re a fan of farmers markets, craft markets and those gorgeous independent shops dotted around high streets up and down the country, you will love MyHigh.St.
I discovered this website while browsing online recently, searching for pretty interiors accessories with a difference. It features products made by independent traders based from the across the UK and comes from a team based in (my beloved) West Country. It’s ethical, often handmade, often vintage, pretty, delicious and vibrant.
From wooden toddler toys to foodie treats, cosy cushions to collectible books, this site has cherry picked the best of the independent high street and brought it all together in one place.
Here’s what I bought:
I’m a little bit in love with my new Dorothy tea cosy from Chi-Chi-Moi. Hand knitted, soft and in a lovely festive green, it adorns my teapot beautifully.
I also have my eye on the selection of Artyfax cushions (retro, nostalgic prints? Yes please) and these Alice boots from Seven Boot Lane.
It’s the kind of website where you can lose hours of your life, so be warned. But, equally, if there is someone in your life who is particularly tricky to buy for, then this is the place to source their Christmas present this year.
What’s your favourite thing on the site? Go on – take a look and let me know!
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Jan Ollis says
I am so glad you are pleased with your ‘Dorothy’ tea cosy, it is named after my Grandmother Dorothy. I love designing and making retro inspired things and am thrilled when other people love them too.
Sorry for the late reply, have just stumbled across your post.
Jan (chi-chi moi)
Circus Queen says
Resisting the urge to buy everything on there!
Very nice site, love the links to actual shops. And my part of the world.
Totally can lose yourself in those gorgeous things. I think make a pot of tea then have a virtual wander would be better than just a cup of tea, don’t you? 🙂
Definitely! Enjoy – many lovely things to look at. x
Alice Hassall says
Ohhhhhh I don’t think showing me this before Christmas will please The Hoff!!
Ha! He may find some suitable presents on there himself. There are lots of lovely things! x
Fab tea cosy and what a good looking site it is. I rather like this one – http://myhigh.st/cromer/artyfax/kitch-kitchen-half-pint-jug-by-emma-bridgewater 🙂
You never can go wrong with a bit of Emma Bridgewater! Knew you’d love the site – it’s so pretty isn’t it?!