The ‘Artisan’s Retreat’…

Those of you familiar with Shrewsbury will surely now be aware of our recent move? (Don’t worry, it wasn’t far, just two doors up!) As you can imagine we have been very busy fitting out our NEW premises and, now that we’re just about ‘there’ with them, we can finally reveal the other aspect to our ‘move’…our ‘Artisan’s’ ‘retreat’! Now there’s no getting away from the fact that our new shop premises is a lot smaller than our previous one;…

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Paint it yourself!

As you probably know, we’re BIG fans of Annie Sloan and her extensive range of Decorative paint products. This year we’re introducing an idea from one of our other main suppliers who supply us with ‘blank’ furniture; ‘paint it yourself’, so as well as supplying the paint we will also supply a small range of basic small ‘blank’ furniture pieces just begging for a makeover with Annie’s products! With Annie’s fabulous colour range and easy-to-use waxes you can quickly and…

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Season’s Greetings!

Well, the shop has been ‘put to bed’ for a couple of days and we’d like to wish all our customers past, present and future, a very Happy Christmas! Since closing at 4pm today we’ve been busy preparing our table for tomorrow (using product service from our shop!) and wrapping the kids pressies… Enjoy!

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New home, new look…

Apologies for lack of updates to the website over the past few months…we’ve been quite busy! As well as moving two doors up, building a ‘home’ studio (more on that later), we have also changed our name! We retain our ethos of placing an emphasis on ‘quality’, ‘beauty’, ‘great design’ and ‘craftsmanship’. We have not abandoned our love of ‘vintage’ at all. As has always been the case, it matters not whether an item is ‘old’ or ‘new’ to us;…

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Please excuse our appearance…

We’ve been very busy over the last few months, not only stocking up with great products, but trying to smarten up our ‘appearance’ (especially from the outside)! We’ve been trading from our current premises for almost 6 years and, whilst we have spruced things up here and there in this time, it is sometimes hard to fit in improvements whilst the shop is open! If we’re honest, we were beginning to look a little more ‘shabby’ than ‘chic’!! Over the past…

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An incredible journey…

Welcome to our new website, and hopefully the first of many blog-style ‘posts’ loosely-related to what we do in the shop, at home and for fun; which is hopefully, also, of general interest!… The subject of my first post is the start of an ‘incredible journey’ of our eldest daughter’s (now, partly, youngest daughter’s!) bed. This antique ‘sleigh’ bed (ever so slightly shorter than a standard single) was originally bought off eBay for about £50 (plus courier costs via www.shiply.com) a couple of…

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