A HOMEWARE and gift store in Ruthin opened its doors for the first time today (October 24), inspired by the Clwydian countryside.

Cottagecore opened at Clwyd Street today, and is owned by 25-year-old Carrie Fay, who hails from the village of Gellifor.

Carrie took inspiration from her home village and her “passion” for homeware, and the new shop offers a range of intricate interior items.

Denbighshire Free Press: Owner Carrie Fay.Owner Carrie Fay. (Image: Carrie Fay)

“Homeware has always been a passion of mine and I’ve took a lot of inspiration from my lovely home village and my home account that I have on Instagram,” Carrie told the Denbighshire Free Press.

“I decided I didn’t just want to take pictures of my home but I wanted to be able to sell the items that I and a lot of other people with home accounts love so much.”

The store opened this morning, and its name draws inspiration from the “lovely, rustic” farmhouses and cottages in this area of the country.

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Carrie added: “The name Cottagecore was inspired by the beautiful Welsh country side and the lovely, rustic farmhouses and cottages that we have here.

“I wanted the items I sell in my shop to be a reflection of that, my goal was always to have a cosy and welcoming shop where everyone will find something they want in their own home.

“So that’s why the name Cottagecore seemed so perfect.

“Now it’s time to open the doors to the shop it still feels surreal and it hasn’t quite set in yet that I’m a shop owner.

“I’m excited for the journey ahead and I will continue to take inspiration and turn it into something.”