Secret Treasure Box - Tsar Emporium, Bakewell

21 April 2013

With the sun making a welcome debut this weekend, me and the fiancé decided to drive into the Peak District and enjoy a bit of country-side scenery. We visited Bakewell, possibly our favourite place to visit in the Peaks and stopped for an obligatory slice of Bakewell Tart in the courtyard garden of our favourite little cafe (which incidentally does mail order - genius!). 

Mmmm so good!

We were both feeling rather worse for wear after going out with our friends the night before so, whilst we often go hill-walking at weekends, this time we just took a leisurely wander around the shops. In another little courtyard I found the most amazing shop called The Tsar Emporium which was full to the brim with vintage and vintage inspired trinkets, furniture, chandeliers, mirrors - you name it, they probably have it! Whilst I was squeaking with excitement and declaring that when we have our own house it will look like this shop, Alex was joking about calling the wedding off... sadly his tastes in decor are simple and modern - probably the opposite of mine!

There was so much I could've bought in that shop but I restricted myself to choosing just one item and I chose this little keepsake box. I love how it looks like something straight out of a fairy tale! I haven't decided what to use it for yet but for now it's taking pride of place on my dresser.

I now have less than 5 weeks til my final university deadlines - that's why the blog has been so quiet! I'm definitely looking forward to blogging more often though and might even be posting a few wedding-related posts as wedding planning is officially beginning when I hand in those essays! 

Did you get out and enjoy the sun this weekend?


  1. That cafe looks wonderful!
    The sunshine this weekend has been amazing too- I have been out in the garden, at the allotment, and running too, all in the daylight- I love it!

    1. Thanks for your comment! Yes the daylight makes such a difference doesn't it!

  2. The box is awesome, I remember ages ago seeing a tutorial of how to make your own- basically just cutting a hole in the middle of a book!


  3. Oh that box looks like a little sample of what I want my house to look like too... pretty and vintage. I really need to visit this place, it all sounds so quaint!



  4. That vintage box looks super cute - whenever I visit shops with things like that I always buys tons and tons of cute vintage things. ;-) x

  5. Love that box!

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  6. The keepsake box is absolutely beautiful:) xo

    Followed you on Bloglovin honey, your blog is so cute! xo

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  7. this is adoreable!! xoxox
    collette x