Bright Edinburgh: The Trumpet Shop

Edinburgh, Review

Hi team!

So this week I am talking about a little shop called the Trumpet Shop. And before you ask, they get asked so many times if they sell trumpets that they’ve devised their own hashtag = wedontselltrumpets – tag them with your purchases and to remind everyone!


I’ve been going past this shop five days a week for the last year and it always looks like the most cosiest unique shop on George Street. It is at 46A George Street, down a few short stairs, and when I went to it to visit, it was decorated for Christmas with a nutcracker, stockings, and a gift wrapped door. Stepping in, it smelt like Christmas! It was very festive, warm, and inviting. There was some great jazz playing, which is the owner Ross’s passion, and a great touch to a shop like this. Looking around, it is decorated with a vintage flair, complementing it’s Art Deco prints with dark wood and fringed lamps. There is an old fashioned record player at the till point and brown paper ready to wrap your purchases in.


I had been attracted to the elephant prints, eventually buying a pack of 4 greeting cards, and Ross informed me that they were from cocktail napkins in San Francisco. I love the design and feel of these, and think I will come back for the full print soon.


The prints are beautiful and a lovely addition to your home, with a cocktail glass with red lips really appealing to me, perhaps to be hung over your drinks trolley? This shop feels exclusively curated, with every piece chosen by Ross.


They have a great range of railway prints, including advertisements for Oban, Dunbar, and Inverness. I have always admired the art of these and often get a postcard version to send to friends and family back home. You would be hard pressed to not find someone to give these to, as many people have fond memories of these places advertised and would love this in their home.


They have a range of alcohol on offer, including for Christmas, the Pickerings Gin Baubles, which are the greatest way to give someone the gift of Gin this Christmas!


There are books and other goodies in the store, with a budget for everyone, and the service was very friendly and helpful. With all the identical gifts out there for Christmas it’s nice to come into a shop that provides a point of difference and really strives to provide quality for it’s customers. I recommend a look in when you next head to George Street, you won’t leave without buying something I promise!


T xx

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