27 Jul 2015

Shrewsbury Restorations business Belle Vue Restorations are to be featured on Channel 4 programme French Collection today, Monday 27th July. The television show seems presenter Mark Franks give three Brits 800 euros each and takes them across the Channel to find vintage collectibles they think will make them a profit. Mark's on hand with...

05 May 2015

You may have visited It’s a nomad life on Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury, where you would find antiques and collectables from around the world. If you have spotted the shop looking a little empty recently, fear not! Owners Sam and Victoria Handbury-Madin are delighted to announce that, in true nomad style, they have moved on to pastures new....

Naga Offering Cup
30 Oct 2014

Shropshire collector and dealer, Sam Handbury-Madin, has launched a new website, Handbury Tribal Art, selling Tribal Art and Ethnographic Antiques.

Tribal art encompasses the visual arts and material culture of indigenous peoples from around the world, and it is the history behind the pieces, as well as the beauty of the items, that Sam is drawn to.

Sam’s interest in Tribal Art...

My tonight from Shrewsbury: The Book
11 Sep 2014

Eighteen months ago we were delighted when local author Pauline Fisk chose to include our shop, It’s a nomad life, in her blog entitled My tonight from Shrewsbury. You can read the post here!

If you have never heard of...

Wyle Cop Shrewsbury
01 Jul 2014

You may have noticed changes are afoot in Shrewsbury town centre. Last week saw the closure of Beeches Way and on the 30th June it was the turn of Wyle Cop. The work being undertaken includes kerb realignment and the installation of a zebra crossing on Beeches Lane to replace the old Pelican Crossing.

It is thankfully business as usual on Wyle Cop, with all the independent shops, cafes...

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,...

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...

It's a nomad life Shrewsbury
14 Nov 2013

When I think about what it means to ‘Be Green’ I think about walking rather than using the car, buying recycled paper products and turning lights off (although this in part comes from my father’s reiteration that our house was not, and thus should not resemble ‘Blackpool Illuminations’!).

But do you ever think about how ‘green’ the decorative items are in your home, the clothes you wear...

Shrewsbury antiques shop Buddha
12 Sep 2013

Shrewsbury antiques shop It’s a nomad life has launched a new website, with many unique items available on their online store.

The shop, located on Wyle Cop, sells antiques and gifts and collectables from around the world. Specialising in Tribal and Asian art, there is a wonderful range to tempt you – whether you are an avid collector or are looking for a beautiful piece for your home...

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...


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