A few weeks ago while staying in Bristol, I made a serious detour to visit one of my all-time favourite shops, Bailey's. Located in a series of artfully updated farm buildings, deep in the Herefordshire countryside, Bailey's is most definitely a destination shop. It's not really near anything, but if you are ever even remotely in its vicinity, it is well worth a visit. While I was there, I took some photos to share with you. The shop is HUGE! It is a mini department store of sorts with a threshing barn, cowshed, cart shed, stable, tack room and loft, all filled with an ever-evolving collection of simple, useful and beautiful things. The merchandising is especially inspirational with unique displays and vignettes around every corner. Mark and Sally Bailey say they love things, "that are well designed, well made and not too complicated or fussy – old or new." I like this statement as it pretty much sums up my attitude to design too. I don't care about whether things are new or old, but I like them to be well made and thoughtfully created. As you can imagine, Bailey's is a complete treasure trove for someone like me - there is an abundance of well chosen furniture, lighting, kitchenware, homeware, textiles, kids things, accessories and for when you get weary, a beautiful tin shed cafe, serving delicious tea, cakes and sandwiches. I highly recommend paying the shop a visit but if that's not possible, you can catch a glimpse of some of the things on offer in Bailey's online store. We had a great day out and in case you're interested, came away with a much loved kids chair, which I know we will have for many years to come.