We know that from time to time you are looking for stylish and unusual pieces of furniture, but more often are fascinated by interesting mid range gifts for yourself and others.

You want to be sure that you will find what you are looking for before making a special visit, but will also pop in when passing because the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. You will also love our reasonable prices and the convenience of good access, safe environment and excellent parking that Corsham offers, as well as the other quality shops, art centre and eateries and the fabulous High Street, Court and Almshouses, which together make Corsham's architecture the best in the county (according to Pevsner) and one of the most attractive in the country - which is why it is used as the location for so many films and dramas, including Poldark. It's certainly worth a trip, either for a quick mooch or a longer sojourn for lunch, a walk in the Capability Brown designed park and of course, a leisurely look around Previous Homewares.

Nicola White, Business Owner

I grew up in the Cotswolds, surrounded by countryside, antiques and dogs. I have enjoyed a successful career as an academic design historian at some of the country's (and the world's) best known universities, leading the Cultural Studies department at St Martins College, for example and publishing several books. After a lifestyle-led decision to move back to the country, I have built my business selling vintage homewares for the last six years at Domestic Science in Tetbury. I live near Corsham, married to an architect, (with two children, two dogs, a cat and four chickens) and have renovated more houses than is probably sensible.

My customers range from regular locals who know they'll find the useful thing or perfect gift they are looking for, to visitors who make a special journey and tourists who might stumble upon us, but are delighted by the often unusual things we stock. They include quite a few famous names, designers and film companies: Lily Allen, Bill Nighy, Emilia Fox, Sade, Jamie Dornan, Kath Kidston, Camilla P-B, Kirstie Allsop, Edith Bowman, Andrew Lincoln, Soho House and Poldark! Previous was featured recently in Country Living Magazine and there is a Previous Antiques Facebook page.

I am very happy to offer my free expertise to help you put looks and pieces together.

Need us to source a particular item? Send me the details and I will get straight on it.