In a recent blog post about a Blomus tea set, we mentioned our new shop space.
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.
Our space has got a lovely, big display window.
…and a neglected window box which had potential to look very pretty.
So, what to do next! Mmmm… let’s mull this over.
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.
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!
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!
We’ve been burning the midnight oil recently – and are very excited to finally be able to share news of our late night efforts.
We’ve been beavering away designing a shiny new & improved H is for Home shop website. Here are a couple of previews. The new design went live yesterday – please click here to go and have a look and tell us what you think!
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.
It’s now calmed down a bit, and we’ve been back out buying new stock again.
We’ve picked up some really great stuff and had a big listing session on Friday.
We added items to most of our shop sections – these are some of our favourites!
We spent a very pleasant, sunny Sunday afternoon in Hebden Bridge today…
…including a visit to Snug Gallery on Market Street.
We were invited to their “Cupcakes & Cordial” open day.
It was a chance to say hello to owner, Ed Chadwick…
…and have a mooch around their recently-opened gallery shop.
The gallery features photographs by Ed himself…
…and some lovely, hand-crafted objects by a variety of artists & designer makers.
Including &made, Calico Angel, Rebecca Callis, Kathryn Edwards, Ruth Green, Ikuko Iwamoto, Linzi Ramsden, Louisa Taylor and Sarah Thirwell.
As well as the delicious cupcakes, there were lots of other tempting things on offer!!
We left with a couple of small purchases – a hanging porcelain bird by Rebecca Callis – a perfect present for someone special…
…and a bit of self-indulgence in the form of a very cute strawberry brooch by &made.
Hebden Bridge is famous for its wealth of interesting independent shops & galleries…
…and this gallery is a very welcome addition.
Here’s wishing Snug a bright future!
One of our favourite shops has moved.
Radiance, owned & run by Hannah Nunn re-opened in new premises at the weekend.
We went to the ‘shop-warming’ on Saturday afternoon.
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.
The new shop’s a bit closer to Hebden Bridge town centre – next door to Mooch café-bar on Market Street.
A few stone steps lead up to the enticing shop space – filled with her trademark handmade lighting…
…along with a fabulous selection of household goodies by other designer/makers.
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!
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!
It’s been a bit quiet on the H is for Home blog front recently. We’ve been keeping very busy with a new little venture.
We were offered a space in our local Picture House Antiques centre, which we’ve already mentioned in our Todmorden blog, and thought it would be nice to have an actual physical presence in our home town.
It’s a large cabinet which we’ve given the H is for Home treatment. We’ve painted its backboard a lovely, vibrant green…
…mounted some glossy photos and press cuttings…
…and have begun to fill it with a mixture of antiques, vintage and retro pieces… a taste of things that can be found on the webshop.
It’s taken a bit longer than anticipated to get to this stage as the whole project started with a bit of a disaster!
We’d arranged about 25 gorgeous glass vases on the top shelf… you know what’s coming next… yes, the shelf collapsed, and the vases came crashing down smashing themselves and other items beneath. There’s no photographic evidence – in all the turmoil, taking photos didn’t cross our minds.
It took a few hours before we could face it again… but we eventually returned and have it looking quite nice again. We’ll no doubt be adding & rearranging aplenty over the coming days!
If you’re ever in the area pop in & have a look!