We're Paul and Julia Andrews and this website, Three Bears Cottage, is our online shop from which we sell antiques, collectables and second-hand homeware, jewellery and accessories. We buy and sell the things that we would like to have in our own home.
We were both born in 1960s London, and first met in 1980 while working in the city's West End. London will always be our home town but we were also lucky to live in the village of Rossett in North Wales for almost 30 years. For many people, 2020 was a time of change and it was for us too: we now live in the beautiful, Flemish city of Bruges in Belgium. We are still an online-only shop, but who knows? One day we might have a real shop-window for people to press their noses against!
Bruges (Brugge in its native Dutch) is a well-preserved medieval city full of cobbled streets and Gothic design. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site and a real pleasure to visit. It's a compact city with a welcoming, international outlook. It has great hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars, small independent shops and boutiques and plenty of things to see: https://www.visitbruges.be/en
This page was last update 23 February 2021.