antiques

28 Oct 2015
Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them for cash? Take money on the spot from a dealer OR if you think your item is worth more….take a gamble at auction! Dickinson’s Real Deal is currently one of the most popular daytime shows on ITV and is regularly watched by over a million people. Back for a Twelfth series, David Dickinson and the dealers are traveling around the...
Shrewsbury shop has piece in New York Museum exhibition
13 Mar 2014
Shrewsbury antiques and collectables shop, It’s a nomad life, is delighted to have supplied The American Museum of Natural History in New York with a piece for their exhibition ‘Our Global Kitchen’. The exhibition explores the complex and intricate food system that brings our food from its original source to consumption. It first ran in 2013 and continued as a travelling exhibition, offering a...
04 Feb 2014
Local antiques and gift shop It’s a nomad life are running a Valentine’s Competition to win this stunning Tibetan necklace! The necklace is made from coral, turquoise, lapis and 925 silver; making it perfect for sensitive skin. “Each necklace is unique, as they are handcrafted, but when we noticed this necklace had one tiny turquoise bead missing we thought we would embrace the spirit of St....
21 Aug 2013
Shrewsbury has been filmed for a brand new series of ITV Storage Hoarders. An episode sees local resident Diana Johnson seeking help from the team to streamline her home and learn more about some of her belongings. “My house was filled to the rafters and I really couldn’t see anything. It was great to rediscover so many things,” said Diana. The team enlisted the help of Shrewsbury antiques shop;...
Ogboni Yoruba sculptures at Wyle Cop Shrewsbury
01 Mar 2013
I don’t know about you, but as a child (one that was an avid reader of The Famous Five and The Secret Seven), I could think of nothing more exciting than the idea of belonging to a secret society. The societies I invented were not highly populated, indeed with some I was the only member. Yet, each had a rule book, numerous passwords and I was, of course, head of them all. Sadly, apart from the...
Ethopian headrests at It's a nomad life in Shrewsbury
30 Jan 2013
After a busy December I seem to have blinked and missed January! That is why this is my first blog of 2013 (is it too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year?!). Given the topic of this post, one may wonder if I have snoozed my way through the last month. Alas, no; we’ve been busy in our shop on Wyle Cop, with lots of lovely new things making their way onto the shop floor. All those months ago,...
Shrewsbury Quarry Winter Scene
13 Dec 2012
Sometimes I think it’s easy to forget just how pretty our county is. And whilst I love the rolling hills and stunning countryside surrounding our county town, Shrewsbury itself has a lot to be proud of! As the Town of Flowers, Shrewsbury blooms in the summer (excuse the pun!), but this photo of a snowy morning in the park reminds me just how beautiful our town is whatever the weather.   I think...
28 Nov 2012
The planet MakeMake hit the news this week as astronomers have finished a report after they obtained an important first look at the dwarf planet, which was discovered in 2005. MakeMake is one of five such dwarfs in our Solar System, including former planet Pluto (demoted to the status of a ‘dwarf planet’ in 2006).  Four planets share this status: Ceres, Haumea, Pluto, Eris and Makemake. Unlike...
Chinese porcelain from the Tek Sing shipwreck
02 Nov 2012
Shipwrecks have fascinated me since my teens. Some would argue this was due to a huge crush on Leonardo Di Caprio rather than the mysteries of the Titanic itself, but given my passion for archaeology I like to believe Leo had only had a small part to play! So I am pretty excited that we have some pieces (pictured) from a shipwreck here in Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury…a shipwreck that has been called ‘...
26 Oct 2012
With pumpkins adorning many a supermarket shelf, deals on bumper packs of sweets and people discussing costumes on Facebook – you know Halloween has come round again! So naturally I got thinking about things that might seem a little out of the ordinary…. On first reflection some tribal masks, just like the ones we have at It’s a nomad life, can appear a little scary, but fear not, they come in...
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