Restoration Project News

July 30, 2018

Well it has been a busy time in our workshop, in fact busier than the shop. We have been restoring a vast array of furniture for customers, which came to us in a very sorry state, and I am pleased to report that once finished met with joy and astonishment at how good t...

June 27, 2018

We often find little gems at the auction room and this was no exception. This delightful chair dates back to around the time of George lV and is now in beautiful condition. To be fair it came to us structurally sound but with a horrid 1970's pattern fabric on the seat...

June 19, 2018

When it comes to performing restoration work for our customers, we always try to give that little extra. Such was the case this week when a very nice couple came into the shop with a little Edwardian table that they had purchased from a local Antique Fair. They asked i...

May 31, 2018

As we have said before we do like to restore furniture using traditional methods and where possible, materials. Recently we purchased a beautiful dressing stool. Initially I believed it to be around George IV / William IV, however further investigation would suggest th...

April 28, 2018

As well as selling quality antiques at our shop in Garlinge, we also have a range of soft furnishings for your home, to compliment that piece of furniture that you bought. These cushions and table runners are made by Linda under her "Foxy" brand name, using quality mat...

April 16, 2018

As we sell vintage electrical lighting, it is important to us that we ensure whatever we sell is safe to use and as such all electrical items sold by us are PAT tested. This has proven to be relatively, costly and so we have undertaken the required training and are now...

April 5, 2018

As well as selling our own work we have teamed up with local wood turner Paul Yandell who produces a range of beautifully tactile bowls, each one is unique, and come in varying sizes and wood types.  We have a range of different types of his bowls in our shop for you t...

April 1, 2018

Well  the newest antique shop in Margate has been open for a week now and after a slow start we are now attracting customers, and taken our first orders for restoration work and soft furnishings, at this site. We have had a very positive response from locals, and despi...

March 18, 2018

Well we have been a bit quiet on here recently. This is due to being extremely busy with the expansion of our retail outlet. We will shortly be opening a new shop just outside Margate, which will enable us to display a greater range of restored antique furniture along...

February 8, 2018

We are ever willing to rise to a challenge, and I think that you will agree that this old armchair fulfills that criteria. When we bought it from the auction I think that we were generally thought to be a little "crackers", however we had noticed that this was made by...

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