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  Just think of a new start into the new year. 

      The time has now come for all of us to have a good clear out in our attic, our sheds or even our garage -etc.You’ll be surprised what you can do with any old bits of furniture that you have forgotten about or are collecting dust.You may even have some furniture that needs some attention or an upgrade, well this is the time to do whatever is necessary, I find this philosophy is good for the soul.If you have found any items that you don’t know what to do with, just give us a call and we will give you a solution.We are here to help in any way we can, so get clearing!!                 

Just got in a lovely sewing machine base in cast iron which will make a lovely garden ornament. I will be ordering a piece of marble or granite to make a work top. I haven’t decided the colour yet, but I am sure that maybe someone  would like to put their own stamp on it.If you are interested in this item and would like to choose your own colour scheme just call us or email. We would be only too happy to help you.

Also coming in are two late Victorian low Edwardian chairs / They are going to be stripped and reupholstered / Cloth material to be chosen.  

We also repair and restore furniture and paint any item that you require.We are always looking out for unusual items for ourselves to sell to the public. We are happy to assist you in purchasing any items that comes to our attention.

                         Attention to all our Customers

All the furniture that comes into our workshop is fully sprayed with anti worm products.  

                              

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  Things that are coming in to our workshop                

   I am waiting to pick up a few lovely old George III oak longcase clocks. I  don’t know what condition they are in, but as I have just sold one, this time around I will refurbish them in different colours. Also in our workshop we have very unusual items which originate from India. For more information on these items call us or email us. We also have a superb quality wooden Torchère Statue stand plus a late 1930s small Ottoman which will be refurbished in a beautiful blue material. The next thing in is a Beautiful Victorian Solid oak twin pedestal roll top desk late 1900s-20th century. This will be a lovely piece to work on.

      To all our customers & all newcomers regarding our newsletters

Just to let everyone know that I normally change my news page between every 4- to- 6 weeks. So every month you will get new information on all new products that we get into our workshop. Sometimes we get in very unusual items which have nothing to do with vintage furniture, so don’t be afraid to ask what they are. I can explain what they are in more detail.

Next newsletter updated every month

31 -8-2018 AUGUST           

TO  INFORM ALL OUR CUSTOMERS ABOUT ITEMS ON OUR HOMEPAGE

If you find any items that you are interested in from the home page please don’t hesitate to ask any questions about that item. We are here to help you in any way we can.

Vintage Style Furniture

Vintage (from the English Dictionary)

”oldIMG_4257 – fashioned obsolete”

being the best of its kind; choice

of, imitating,or being a style or fashion of the past; retro: vintage

representing the high quality of a past time; classic”

being of a specified vintage”

the output of a particular time; a collection of things manufactured or in use at the same time”

at used-bespoke Shabby Chic and Vintage Furniture, we seek out vintage style furniture from as far back as the Victorian and Edwardian periods, through to retro and more recent furniture.Antique furniture is furniture that is older than 100 years and described based on unique features, collectability or rarity.Certain types of antique furniture are often used to create a style within the home,creating a vintage theme based on a specific period.

Retro furniture is referred to as culturally outdated or an aged style which would have once been ‘on-trend or’ in fashion’ and has since become the norm once again.It generally implies a vintage of at least fifteen or twenty years.For example ,furniture from the 1980s or 1990s could be retro.Vintage furniture is furniture 30 to 100 years old and refers to furniture that best represents the prevalent style of a period.Being old will not make it vintage, even though most people use the term old and vintage interchangeably.

Vintage furniture is extremely popular as it gives you the chance to decorate in your own unique style and it’s less expensive that buying new furniture of the same quality. It is also one of the most eco friendly ways of furnishing your home.