There is a new, very exciting business that has opened up in Kent and it is called Petticoat Lane Emporium. It is located in an old skating rink in Ramsgate which as you arrive is quite impressive itself, a beautiful large red brick building with a giant Petticoat Lane Emporium sign on the front.
There is currently no onsite parking but you can park in the nearby residential roads.
In the foyer there is a fountain and 2 self-contained shops before you go into the main hall. These shops contain a beautiful vintage clothing business and a traditional toy shop with wooden toys. This hall is completely filled with stalls - it is mind blowing.
As I walked around we overheard several people say “there is something for everyone” which is certainly true. It has vintage everything, clothes, kitchenalia, furniture, taxidermy, art, photography, craft, wedding, small business promotion, modern retro inspired items and even knitting supplies!
Cottage Cufflinks make very fun cufflinks and jewellery from toys such as lego, dice and Monopoly pieces. Ruby's Attic make personalised plaques and plates, Fimo key rings and funky handmade bags. Glitter Hobby create glitzy, sparkliefied items from wine glasses to coke bottles. Missfitz make super hero capes, felt hero masks, animal masks and beards! A brilliant selection for any dressing up box.
Another stall that I was particularly drawn to was Beetle & WILDE who had a very striking stall painted black with golden frames filled with taxidermy, anatomical images and even little rows of medical bottles.
The tea room (with large soft play area) was delightful as was the entire experience, I would highly recommend it to everyone!
Many thanks to this week's Guest Blogger: Melissa Dawkins, of Aye Aye!
"I create handmade clothing for ladies and children that have a retro alternative style. I use a combination of modern and vintage fabrics to achieve my fun, quirky, bold style. My business is called Aye Aye and you will regularly find me at craft fairs and events across Kent. I also write a blog called Aye Aye too. I like to share updates about my business, craft tutorials, fun things to do with the family (mum of one & step mum of another) and I have a section on Kent! I am from Herne Bay but live in Ashford now so I enjoy writing about all of the wonderful things that these towns have to offer as well as other things I get up to in Kent. This interest in all things Kentish made being a guest blogger for Keep it in Kent very appealing to me and I hope you like what I write." (Photo credit: The Photography Co. Ashford)