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Suffolk Surplus, Stonham Aspal, IP6 9TH


Suffolk Surplus is a recently-opened retail unit selling a growing selection of antiques, retro stuff and reclamation items, with an abundance of great ‘flea-market’ type finds

It really is an Aladdin’s cave of interesting bygone bits and pieces that are becoming more and more popular, seemingly by the day! One mans’ shed clutter is another mans’ treasure. It’s located next door to my holiday cottages and last weekend I took some guests from London round there who were asking about it and they were like kids in a sweet shop! One came away with some really cool retro kitchen cupboard handles and a couple of old iron animal feeders that she was going to use as a fruit bowl! Another in the party (a TV personality) came away with a vintage fish-bowl mirror. I came away with 3 full-size wooden ducks, which are now happily sat around the pond

I’ve previously picked up a smorgasbord of bits and pieces to decorate the barns; everything from old wicker carpet beaters to rugs, vintage kitchenware, lamps, tables and garden furniture. There are curiosities to be had for your garden and every room in your home

More and more of my guests are wandering round there now and are coming back with some great finds, not to mention stories of things that they are seeing that remind them of their grandparents

They are very reasonably priced as they are not paying antique shop rents so there are some definite bargains to be had. And if you’re nice you may even be offered a cup of tea!

Suffolk Surplus

Woodfarm Business Centre

Stonham Road




Tel: 01449 711478

Check out their website, though their stock changes daily so you’re better off just dropping in when they’re open (which isn’t every day at the moment so ring first)

by Carl Scott of Woodfarm Barns, Stonham Aspal

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