Celebrating Bastille Day with a Warehouse Sale

July 10, 2023

To celebrate Bastille Day or fête nationale française (France's National Day) we are hosting a 3-day warehouse sale from 10am until 4pm on the 13th - 15th July 2023 at our showroom.

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Father's Day Gift Guide

June 14, 2023

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift isn’t the easiest of tasks. After covering all the items they need at past birthdays and Christmases, we now find ourselves saying ‘What do you buy a man that has everything?’ – at least that’s the case for the fathers in our family!

Looking for something small but meaningful, or wanting to wow them with a statement piece? We’ve compiled some suggestions, currently in stock.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

March 13, 2023

Mother’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the mother figures close to you; be it your mum, step-mum, grand-mother, mother-in-law, sister or friend who has recently become a mother.

We’ve compiled a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas for any budget, to help you find a unique, unexpected and unconventional gift, that tells a story and is packed with meaning; ideal to put a smile on her face and make sure she feels the love.

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Christmas Gift Guide: 33 sustainable gift ideas

December 06, 2022

The countdown to Christmas is well underway, with preparations and gift-buying in full swing… If you’re in dire need of inspiration, or looking for unique gifts with a story, antiques make wonderful Christmas gifts.

Not to mention shopping second hand is considerably more sustainable and oftentimes more affordable, than buying new. In this blog, we share some examples of antique furniture and objects that would make very special gifts and delight your family and friends…

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Choosing the right antique dining table for your home

November 08, 2022

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your dining room before the winter creeps in or need a bigger table to accommodate additional guests this holiday season, a farmhouse / antique dining table is a sustainable option to enhancing your dining space. French farmhouse tables are built to last, and always offer tons of character. We rarely turn down an opportunity to purchase farmhouse tables during our buying trips in France, and we usually find them in house clearances, auctions and through our large and reliable network of antique dealers.  

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6 ways to add French style to your home

March 26, 2021

We are all spending more time at home than ever before and as we tentatively start to open up, we have put together a simple guide to help you add a French touch to your home; small details and statement pieces that will work well in the modern contemporary home or the more traditional.

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Why antiques make great Christmas gifts

December 03, 2020

Although, antiques might not be the most obvious choice as Christmas gifts, they do offer a few things that most gift ideas do not. They offer uniqueness for the home and a thoughtful, sentimental value to the receiver. You will be most likely supporting an independent retailer like The French House, which after the year we have all had, seems more important than ever to shop small and support local.

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Recreate the look: Top tips and advice

November 27, 2020

Since we started The French House, over 25 year ago, we have made countless trips to France, sourcing the hard to find, restoring the ‘past its best’ and keeping our prices low and stock current with trends. 

Here’s a few of our favourite ‘must-haves’ and advice on recreating this French style in your home.


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Our guide to buying French antiques

November 27, 2020

Stephen and Kathryn have a second home in France, where they enjoy spending time relaxing, but also sourcing for the business from various antiques auctions, brocantes and house clearances, we asked Stephen about the secret to The French House’s buying and sourcing success.

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What the world needs right now

October 05, 2020

As consumers, we are much more aware about sustainability when shopping for food and fashion, but now this awareness has hit interiors too. What more ethical way to style your home or business, that to reuse gorgeous timbers into a bespoke table, or take that 200-year-old tatty armchair, and transform it into something contemporary that reflects your personality.

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