Our background and ethos at
Artisan & Vintage
Vintage China, Jewellery & Gifts.
Shabby Chic Upcycled Furniture
Artisan & Vintage is our beautiful shop on the banks of the River Nith in Dumfries near the historic Devorgilla Bridge on the Whitesands. Our shop opened in November 2019, after a lot of refurbishing, and is a collaboration between Anne and Christine who have had neighbouring shops in the tranquil setting of Drumlanrig Castle, Stableyard Studios for several years.
Many of the local producers who supply us, share our passion and ethos to produce sustainably, making the best use of resources in an eco friendly way, to reduce our carbon footprint as far as possible and to reduce waste.
Re-use, Recycle, Revive, Refurb and Relove and using natural products where possible are all part of our company ethos.
Our online store is truly a place for discovering unique decor, home accessories. and beautifully crafted gifts.
Our range of goods is based on supplies from over 20 local producers and we are proud to showcase the craftmanship of many local people.
We have developed a loyal group of supporters and repeat customers since we opened and we are very grateful to them and hope they will continue to support us in the future. We often have people pop in for a chat as they are passing and we love to chat!
Our workshops which we have hosted since December have been extremely popular and we have seen over 60 places booked.
Our workshop reservations for April and May 2020 were being booked up before we had to close temporarily due to the Covid 19 situation.
Today we are looking forward to celebrating getting out and getting back to normal- safely of course!
We are still working very hard just now to allow customers to buy some of our popular products online. Though we do have a greater and changing selection of goods in our wee shop.
Understandably after our recent lockdown people may still feel a bit hesitant to visit all their favourite shops for items they might need. Please be assured we are still sticking to the guidelines to make shopping safe and you'll be very welcome in our shop
Many customers have continued to place orders by looking in our windows as well as online, Facebook and Instagram and we thank them for their continued support.
We started by selling a small number of gift boxes which included a range of some of our most popular items. These gift boxes change in response to demand and to the products which our suppliers provide us with.
As many our suppliers have seen their trading outlets and income dry up and we'd like to help them to help you. Some of our first gift boxes included:-
The Gardeners Gift Box
Bee Happy Gift Box
The Heart Gift Box
We do hope to keep supplying customers by increasing our on line shop very soon - so watch this space. More details will be added very soon.
New for Summer '21
In mid June we will launch our elegantly affordable Vintage China Hire for all those occasions you've missed- so watch this space!
Our customers can count on us to expect the unexpected; we are fun, quirky, know how to add personality to everyday items, and add spice to your home.
Browse through our site now and see all that we have to offer - its just a small selection 0f what we have in store.
Artisan and Vintage is where savvy shoppers of all interior styles discover an ever changing and evolving selection of home decor from far and wide. Our selection is unique, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
We believe that your home should reflect your own personal style. Each corner of your life should be eye-catching and unique, just like you. Artisan and Vintage is a home decor store, dedicated to helping our customers discover their own design personality. Browse through our wide selection today to find just what you have been searching for.