Our new shop space

Shopfront of our new shop space | H is for Home

In a recent blog post about a Blomus tea set, we mentioned our new shop space.

Empty shopfront of our new shop space | H is for Home

Well, here it is! It’s an attractive corner plot directly opposite the antiques centre from where we currently sell. This was a good opportunity to spread things out a bit. We’re sharing the shop with a couple of other dealers.

Looking out into the street from our new shop space | H is for Home

Our space has got a lovely, big display window.

Neglected window box outside our new shop space | H is for Home

…and a neglected window box which had potential to look very pretty.

Justin standing in the street outside our new shop space | H is for Home

So, what to do next!  Mmmm… let’s mull this over.

Bringing stock into our new shop space | H is for Home

We moved into the space over a couple of days. We wanted to combine our twin loves of mid century modern and rustic country styles.

Setting up our new shop space | H is for Home

And here are the results. We hope it looks like the kind of shop in which you’d like to browse. If you ever get the chance to visit, we’re right next to the library in Todmorden – at the junction of Hall Street and Rochdale Road. Picturehouse Antiques, where we also sell from, is directly across the road – and there are loads of good places to get coffee and cake close by!

Collection of wooden vintage bobbins in the window of our new shop space | H is for Home

Justin took lots of snaps which we’ve included below to give you a good feel of the new place. We hope to see you there one day!

New H is for Home shop space | H is for Home

Setting up our new shop space | H is for Home

Detail of an antique miniature chest of drawers for sale in our new shop space | H is for Home

Setting up our new shop space | H is for Home

Display of antique wooden items for sale in our new shop space | H is for Home

Setting up our new shop space | H is for Home

Detail of spindles from an antique country chair | H is for Home

Setting up our new shop space | H is for Home

Setting up our new shop space | H is for Home

Setting up our new shop space | H is for Home

Trio of blue vintage objects for sale in our new shop space | H is for Home

Setting up our new shop space | H is for Home

Chemist fittings in the new shop space next to ours | H is for Home

Chemist fittings in the new shop space next to ours | H is for Home

Chemist fittings in the new shop space next to ours | H is for Home

Anatomical figure of a cow in the new shop space next to ours | H is for Home

Anatomical figure of a pig in the new shop space next to ours | H is for Home

Detail from a Frogman piece in the new shop space next to ours | H is for Home

New H is for Home shop space | H is for Home

Busy Bees!

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vintage milk jug designed by Kaj Franck and produced by Arabia of Finland

Yes, we know, it’s a picture of a cow jug – but we’ve been very busy bees recently! We had a lovely mention in the Guardian Weekend Magazine recently – and a frenzy of orders, packing & posting followed.

sky blue vintage 1950s powder coated aluminium teapot vintage 1950s tea tin

It’s now calmed down a bit, and we’ve been back out buying new stock again.

set of four vintage teak candle holders set of vintage frosted jug and glasses

We’ve picked up some really great stuff and had a big listing session on Friday.

vintage pastry crimper vintage wall clock produced by Kienzle of Germany

We added items to most of our shop sections – these are some of our favourites!

Cupcakes & Cordial

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Homemade cupcakes & cordial at the Snug Gallery open day in Hebden Bridge on Sunday 22nd August 2010

We spent a very pleasant, sunny Sunday afternoon in Hebden Bridge today…

view of the shopfront of Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge

…including a visit to Snug Gallery on Market Street.

selection of photographic prints by Edward Chadwick, owner of Snug Galley, Hebden Bridge

We were invited to their “Cupcakes & Cordial” open day.

cushions by Calico Angel available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge prototype chair by Clinton Pilkington at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge

It was a chance to say hello to owner, Ed Chadwick…

original canvas artworks by Kathryn Edwards available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge

…and have a mooch around their recently-opened gallery shop.

tabletop display of various art & craft items available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge

tabletop of various art & craft works available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge little porcelain bird ornaments made by Rebecca Callis and available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge

The gallery features photographs by Ed himself…

ceramic jugs, pots & spoons made by Louisa Taylor and available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge

…and some lovely, hand-crafted objects by a variety of artists & designer makers.

Adelle of H is for Home at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge for their "cupcakes & cordial" event

Including &made, Calico Angel, Rebecca Callis, Kathryn Edwards, Ruth Green, Ikuko Iwamoto, Linzi Ramsden, Louisa Taylor and Sarah Thirwell.

shelves showing various art & craft items available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge

a trio of small ceramic pots by Ikuko Iwamoto available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge trio of small ceramic pots by Ikuko Iwamoto available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge

As well as the delicious cupcakes, there were lots of other tempting things on offer!!

trio of small textile cacti pin cushions in terracotta pots made by Andrea Lord of &made available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge

window sill in Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge showing various art & craft items available for sale

We left with a couple of small purchases – a hanging porcelain bird by Rebecca Callis – a perfect present for someone special…

range of ceramic tiles decorated with nature motifs made by Linzi Ramsden and available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge range of ceramic tiles decorated with nature motifs made by Linzi Ramsden and available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge

…and a bit of self-indulgence in the form of a very cute strawberry brooch by &made.
original framed print by Ruth Green available at Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge is famous for its wealth of interesting independent shops & galleries…

various art & craft items available for sale at Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge

…and this gallery is a very welcome addition.

textile strawberry brooch made by Andrea Lord of &made bought from Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge

Here’s wishing Snug a bright future!

Northern Lights

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Radiance lighting shop on Market Street in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

One of our favourite shops has moved.

strings of colourful bauble fairy lights in the window of Radiance lighting shop on Hebden Bridge

detail of handmade patchwork lampshade available at Radiance lighting shop in Hebden Bridge

Radiance, owned & run by Hannah Nunn re-opened in new premises at the weekend.

people at the 'shop-warming' of the new Radiance lighting shop in Hebden Bridge

We went to the ‘shop-warming’ on Saturday afternoon.

strings of colourful bauble fairy lights in the window of Radiance lighting shop in Hebden Bridge

She’s not moved far… about 200 yards in fact… but whether it’s 200 yards or 200 miles, moving a shop is a big job.

selection of items from various designer/makers available at Radiance lighting shop in Hebden Bridge

The new shop’s a bit closer to Hebden Bridge town centre – next door to Mooch café-bar on Market Street.

Exterior view of Radience lighting shop in Hebden Bridge next door to Mooch cafe

A few stone steps lead up to the enticing shop space – filled with her trademark handmade lighting…

Collection of Hannah Nunn's lamps at the 2009 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Spinningfields, Manchester

…along with a fabulous selection of household goodies by other designer/makers.

collection of hanging lampshades available at Radiance in Hebden Bridge

collection of items by various designer/makers available from Radiance lighting shop in Hebden Bridge

collection of items by various designer/makers available at Radiance lighting shop in Hebden Bridge

To the rear of the shop is an improved workspace for Hannah, with a wood-burning stove for chilly days.  She even has a loo and somewhere to make a cup of tea – something she had to cope without in the last shop!

Blossom Bill homewares available from Radiance in Hebden Bridge

fairy lights wrapped around willow and butterfly decorated pebbles

Detail of a colourful tissue paper bird, one of six along a string of fairy lights

For those of you unfamiliar with Hebden Bridge – and within reach – it’s well worth a visit. It’s one of our next-door neighbours town-wise, about 4 miles from Todmorden. It’s a pretty place, full of small independent shops and cafés – perfect for a day trip.

BLOG UPDATE: For more great pix and info about the new launch check out Hannah’s own blog!

Perfect Pitch!

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Picture House Antiques, Todmorden

We recently decided to upgrade our space in Picture House Antiques from a cabinet to a room-sized pitch. It will enable us to sell a much wider variety of items. It’s our usual mix of mid-century modern, handmade objects and rustic antiques.

There’s enamelware, ceramics, glass and fabrics… we’ve had some fantastic vintage posters framed for the walls… there are clocks, lighting and larger pieces of furniture.

It’s been quite a busy week – there are slideshows below charting the move.


BEFORE
(Items cluttering up our lounge, waiting to go)


DURING
(boxes to unpack, shelves to put up & pictures to hang)


AFTER
(More tweaking will surely be done, but we’re happy with the result so far)

Come pay us a visit if you’re ever in the area!