Whin is based on West Street in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, the shop combines an eclectic mix of new, handmade and vintage homeware. Opening its doors in April 2023 with an aim to stock colourful and creative pieces for you and your home.
The shop is brimming with a thoughtfully curated mix of one-off vintage finds combined with pieces from a growing collection of UK independent businesses and makers. I am very proud to be able to share my love of vintage homeware and support other small businesses through my space on West Street.
In addition I stock locally grown plants on a regular basis because every home needs a plant or two!
Some of my amazing suppliers
Whin—also known as gorse, ulex or furze—is an evergreen, thorny shrub with small, yellow flowers that I’m sure most people recognise. I wanted to name the shop after something meaningful to me and I love nature and flowers. One of my favourites is whin because it grew in abundance in my parents’ fields and the smell reminds me of sunny childhood days.
According to folklore it was said to be associated with resilience and optimism. It is a seeker of sunlight and warmth, and when destroyed—either by man or nature—it is quick to sprout new shoots and grow, forever chasing new light.