Antique Shop, Furniture & Home Decor
Our beautiful shop in Cockermouth is packed full of antique and vintage French furniture and decorator items.
The Vintage French House was opened in November 2017 by husband and wife team Jill and Lee Robinson. When deciding on a name for our new venture, we opted for the word ‘Vintage’ as we felt it best described our shop. We like to think our vintage decor can be a functional addition to a home, rather than an antique purchased to sit on a shelf to be admired.
Before opening the shop in The Lake District, Lee was a Property Developer and I worked as a Social Worker within Cumbria Children’s Services. However, collecting unusual & quirky items was our hobby, often visiting local sales & fairs.
In 2013, we took a holiday in France where we discovered the French Brocantes and markets. This was the begining of the passion we have today for French antiques, vintage furniture and decor. Every item we have available for sale in our shop has been personally sourced from France.
We return to France every 2 – 3 weeks to source stock and return with some amazing & quirky items. Our client list is expanding by the week, from local customers to interior designers from all over the UK. We offer a great shipping service and regularly ship to the U.S.
Recently we sold a crystal chandelier to a chateau in France which was featured on the TV programme ‘Escape to the Chateau DIY’.
Drop by for a browse next time you’re visiting Cockermouth.
Jill & Lee Robinson