In our quest to entertain the children and attempt to shop for Christmas (I’m in denial about Christmas by the way!) we have recently come across some gorgeous shops on our doorstep. In the first of a (very) mini-series we look at The Fox in the Forest which is absolutely brand new in Ringwood.
Ringwood is a pretty market town on the edge of the New Forest within easy striking distance of Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton. It has a range of premium fashion shops around the Furlong area with a rather less hurried atmosphere than you would find in a big shopping mall but if you head away from this and a take a couple of minutes walk down to the market square and along the high street to Fridays Cross you will find some great unusual and non-chain shops and cafe’s including an amazing Chocolate Shop and beautiful lingerie shop Lolie and Bella. Not to mention my favourite book shop Paperview.
The Fox in the Forest has evolved from successful Web-business of the same name and showcases beautiful things made by the owner and other local craftspeople. The aim of the shop “is eventually to become a gallery/workshop where artists/craftspeople that are local to the New Forest can showcase their work” and the lady has exciting plans to create a workshop space as well. We bought some brilliant bits for my eldest boy’s lovely girlfriend but obviously they’re top secret until after the big day! The shop is near to Smiths as you head towards the market square. Do pop in if you get a chance, there are even handmade soaps from Frome. Here are some photos that I took on Saturday, I’m desperate for a knitted animal head for my hall!
Keep the Vintage Love xx