A new shop offering a home-makers source of carefully-selected vintage furniture, classic homely curtains and cushions and a range of outdoor plants is already thriving just a few weeks after opening .
Called “Snug”, the new store – in Albert Road – is the idea of local entrepreneur Jan Wire who has returned to Penarth after living in Suffolk.
For part of each week Jan works as a relief manager for a cancer charity – but from Wednesdays through to Saturdays she’s helping her clients find the kind of contemporary/country/ vintage furniture and soft furnishings that they’re looking for.
The new shop stocks the sort of furniture which previous generations have used and loved, the solidly-made chests and dressers which never wear out or fall apart and which will just keep on being handed down from one generation to the next. A classic Dutch 19th century dresser is typical of the items on display.
The store also has a wide range of soft furnishings designed to complement the character of the furniture – together with lampshades and even a selection of outdoor potted plants. It also sells locally made craftwork and jewellery and has a Facebook page under development.
Customers need to cross the Plassey St junction to reach the new shop – which is next door to well-known hairdressers Marc Jordan.