I stumbled across Tiger Stores by accident. My cousin was studying at University in the same town they opened their first Northern store and she mentioned a new shop that was my ’type of thing’ so the next time we visited her, I decided to pop in and have a look for myself.
Tiger store is from Copenhagen and is therefore Danish. It sells lots of cute, quirky interesting homeware, gift, day to day, arts, crafts and food items. It reminds me of Ikea, and other bric a brac stores like Clas Olson etc. I recently paid another visit just to go to Tiger (this will probably be a bi-annual thing due to the distance!). Anyway here is what I bought!
Stuff for me:
Yarn Bowl (£4)
Ah yes! This is what I went for! A yarn bowl for none knitters/crocheters is a place you put your working ball of yarn. As you pull the yarn through the swirl it stops it from tangling up. I’ve wanted one for ages but they are quite expensive. This one is only £4 and well made too!
Water Colour stack (£4)
This was not something I went in for as I already have a lot of paints but this tiny stack of 24 colours seemed too good to miss – it is so compact I can take it with me.
Now the other thing I really appreciate with this is how it is made – cleverly!
They stack on top of each other and twist so they are secure. The lid also turns upside town to work as a palette.
Candles (3 for £1):
Don’t burn me at the stake but I burn certain candles at different times of the month and do wishes and spells too! I bought a mixture of colours I thought would be useful (it’s quite hard finding single candles in weird shades!).
There’s a really cute selection of spices and herbs. You can also get 2 containers for £1 (glass has with the right for of dispenser for herbs).
I bought a top of my Granny’s Spice Salt which is a herby salt.
For my ma:
Couldn’t resist this cute vase for my mother, only £3 and sweet.
Stuff for the kids:
I didn’t really look at the toys last time but this time I realised how good the toy selection is – traditional hands on toys made in wood and good quality card for a few pounds.
Wooden Puzzle (£4):
It’s like real life Tetris! This one has perplexed and challenged H1 which is great. I wish it came in a proper box though as it just comes in the pack (which is quite fragile).
Snap in a tin (£2), Dominoes (£2) Fishing game in a tin (£3):
Snap is self explanatory, but these cute designs are by David Shrigley – they’re cute but actually satirical. I like that it comes in a nice tin for travel.
Dominoes – another new game to teach the kids.
Fishing in a tin – something a bit different and the wood pieces are well made.
Peg Board (£2):
We have a lot of the Hama beads and boards but I bought this because of the letter templates – H1 is obsessed with words and letters so we will make some of these together.
So that was my little haul! I cannot handle going to the store more than twice a year I swear! What is great is that Tiger change their stock seasonally with new themes and guest designers (you can check what is new online every month although you cannot shop online yet – boo!).
Tiger store is totally my kind of quirky shop!
Have you been to Tiger store? Do you like it?