Whether for Christmas shopping or simply for a treat for yourself, a trip out to Bamboozle and The House of Leaves in Coombs is a delightful way to spend a couple of hours. A couple of weeks ago I popped out there hoping to find some gifts for the girls in our life but ended up doing what so many of us seem to do while Christmas shopping, I found a couple of things for myself. I have been needing to increase my scarf collection and have not really been finding ones that suited me, well…… I had no trouble at all!
Diana, the owner of the shop, has an incredible eye for choosing just the right outfits, accessories and home decor items that stand out and will make a statement or just be the finishing touch you were looking for. Many items are up to the minute and trendy while others are as classic as they come – I can almost guarantee that you will not leave empty handed! Her outgoing and friendly style puts you right at ease and makes you happy to browse away. Actually the easy feeling starts before you enter the door, the setting is lovely, the buildings are well designed in a very comfortable way and the outdoor decorative displays are laid out with love.
The first two photos below are outside of the side entry to Bamboozle, so woodsy, organic and utterly charming. The pictures don’t really do justice but will give you an idea…..
After leaving filled with inspiration, new scarfs and ideas for gifts that I may go back for, I walked over to their other building called “The House of Leaves”. I believe that Diana’s daughter owns and operates this, a mother & daughter design team. It too is a delight for the senses but in quite a different way. They sell loose leaf teas and many other lovely things. They always have a couple of pots of tea on for you to try samples of, they serve it to you in the sweetest clear glass cups & saucers. Holding the warm little cup of tea, you can’t help but feel calm as you stroll about the shop looking at all of the treasures. An absolutely perfect place to find great stocking stuffers!
The double entry doors were made by Diana’s husband, a talented and creative family wouldn’t you say?! His doors are available to purchase and he does take custom orders as well – perfect for making a unique entry to a new home.
I think that another trip out to Bamboozle and The House of Leaves this week to pick up some presents, that will put ticks beside some of the names on our list this time, is in order!