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Trove Penarth: A Real Treasure

If you’re a fan of Drew Pritchard’s Salvage Hunters, you’ll love Trove; it’s full of unique items to add those cool touches that will make a house your home.
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Owned by television and film prop buyer Helen O’Leary, Trove is a celebration of the eclectic. From artwork to furniture, lighting to soft furnishings, Trove is the culmination of Helen’s search for the cool, classic and contemporary. She has a very good eye. I should know having been a bit of a skip rat in my time.

Helen has been prop sourcing for the last thirteen years. She has a degree in Art & Aesthetics, so she knows a thing or two about design and interiors.

Just looking around, there’s cool, original artwork and prints, circus, fairground and showman signs, advertising memorabilia, kitchenalia, vintage and retro lighting, ornaments from the 1930s onwards; mid-century furniture, Skandi items, garden wear and lovely soft furnishings – if it’s out there, Helen will find it. “I offer a sourcing service!” she says proudly.

I’ve no doubt, with her little grey book of contacts she could probably find anything you need. She taps into her network and is in demand from interior designers and private collectors. “The shop is the natural extension of my crazy obsession with lovely, quirky things,” she adds.

She says her long term plan might mean opening another shop – she has several containers of collectibles and curios so probably has enough stock. Looking for that certain unique something for your home, pop into Trove. If you’re anything like me, you’ll love it.

“There is still free parking along the road which is a bonus.”

22 Cornerswell Road, Penarth CF64 2UZ

Opening times
Saturdays from 11am until 4pm

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