|The Ugly Duckling, Edinburgh|
There's this shop called The Ugly Duckling in Morningside, Edinburgh, and it is pretty much a treasure trove of vintage goodness! I came across it when my flatmate (who knows me too well) walked past it and instantly thought 'Laura' as she peered into the windows; filled up with floral bunting, birdcages and fairy lights. This would basically be my boudoir if I lived in the 1950s; a Pinterest DREAM. So, on I went this week, laden with my Nikon and flatmate in tow (who is in love with the place as much as I am now - sorry to her boyfriend who jokes I've changed her, what with my fairy lights n' all, haha!)..
PS - this post isn't sponsored - I just love it lots & wanted to support Ruth with her fab shop! :)
Opened in March 2013, Ruth - the lovely owner - has spent the past year building the shop up to become a valuable source of vintage homewares, gifts, jewellery & accessories for locals. She even upcycles furniture & pretties it up in a way only Ruth can! Most of the furniture you'll see in my photos was, in fact, DIY'd by Ruth downstairs in her workshop. As she says herself, "I see all these (furniture) designs in magazines and think 'I could just do that myself'".
It's also decorated with lyrics on the walls from the nursery rhyme 'The Ugly Duckling' which brings a big smile to my face! Prepare yourself for the cutest pictures you'll find on my blog.. (and the most on-brand! The Likely Lady, eat your heart out!?)
The Ugly Duckling is over on Facebook & Instagram if you wanna head over and keep updated with her constant stream of new stock!
Open 10am - 5:30pm Mon-Sat
3 Church Hill Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4BE
0131 447 0867