My Kind of Treasure Hunting

Hello you lovely lot!

Today I wanted to share with you a place which is a real treasure trove if you are searching for unusual things and/or vintage for your home. Stockyard North Salvage shop.

It’s especially good if you are  hunting for vintage and antiques in Manchester.

vintage and antiques in manchester

The space is within a props warehouse, which now has this shop inside. The warehouse hires props out for TV, films and photo-shoots and it is huge. It’s also where big department stores in Manchester store a lot of their larger visual merchandising props for window displays and Christmas.

vintage vignette plaster bust and stacks of books manchester

It is a huge space and the shop sells pieces from the warehouse. If they are overstocked with fireplaces for example they will have a clear-out and put some in the shop.

You do need a car to get here, as the location is a little out of the way. It’s close to the Trafford centre, within Trafford park. But if you know Trafford park, you’ll know it is rather a sprawling mixture of roads and roundabouts and not very pedestrian friendly. The road it’s on (details below) is rather like an off road experience too- so be prepared. The whole experience is an adventure!

reclamation manchester vintage antiques

Everything you see in the shop is for sale.

Stockyard shop is so worth the trip. There’s loads of interesting bits and bobs here. Antiques, reclamation and salvage so a real mixture. I mentioned fireplaces above, as I think we’ll get one from here when we get around to redoing ours at home.

green walls and wooden frames vintage bohemian style

From Victorian beaded lampshades and gilt mirrors to mid-century teak cabinets. Fireplaces, door knobs, tiles, old maps and books, you could spend most of the day having a good look around and leaving with a couple of things and a lot of inspiration.

antiques shelf styling

If you are in the North West and are looking for somewhere to go antiques hunting then I’d highly recommend this place. Let me know if you go and what you end up buying!

Location: Stockyard North Salvage, Studio 9, Praed Road, Trafford Park M17 1PQ

tassels and beads lamshade

reclamation and salvage boho style shopping manchester

I spy Toni, who runs the shop!

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21 Comments

  1. September 27, 2017 / 7:55 am

    Oh wow!!!! I’ve been to quite a few places like this in Manchester but not this one and it looks incredible

  2. September 27, 2017 / 8:18 am

    Wow what an amazing shop! Dr W’s dad is hugely into antiques – I’ll have to tell him about this place 🙂

  3. September 27, 2017 / 11:52 am

    This is like a vintage lover’s dream! I love that there is a place for this!

  4. September 27, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    This shop looks amazing! I love vintage shopping, so I’ll have to head down around Christmas time to get some unique gifts for friends and family.

  5. kate
    September 27, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Oh hello, this looks fun! You’ll have to take me next time you go xx

    • September 28, 2017 / 11:04 am

      hehe! that’d be fun

  6. September 27, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Oh my goodness, what an amazing find! Definitely need to give this place a look, thanks so much for sharing! xx

    • September 28, 2017 / 11:02 am

      I think you’d love it!

  7. Carolyn
    September 27, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I love your idea of treasure hunting. It’s really the same as mine! Much to my boyfriend’s dismay, I often come home with new treasures

    • September 28, 2017 / 11:01 am

      It is! You’d love it

  8. September 27, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Completing loving all these pics…and it’s SO close to my house, can’t believe I’ve never been yet. next time you pop in, you should pop to mine for a brew 🙂

    • September 28, 2017 / 11:01 am

      Yeah I will do that!!

  9. September 27, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    It really is a treasure trove!! I love having a nose around places like this. You just never know what you’ll stumble across.

    • September 28, 2017 / 11:00 am

      so true!

  10. September 28, 2017 / 6:08 am

    This looks fab! I’m tempted to travel up from London…Would love to spend some time exploring this space.

  11. September 28, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Waahh!! This is like a candy shop to me. If someone asked me now if I wanted to go clothes shopping or vintage hunting, i’m sure you know which one i’d be up for… with bells on!! This place looks fab 🙂

    • September 28, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Ah I knew you’d love it! Worth a trip over if your usual spots are sparse. Let me know if you do x

  12. September 28, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    What a treasure trove for vintage lovers!! You could get lost for hours in there!

    • September 28, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      Yep that is a fact!

  13. Roxanne
    October 17, 2017 / 11:22 am

    This place looks AWESOME! I never really had a reason to go to Manchester, but now I do! YAY! 🙂

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