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…
Decorative objects add personality and character to a room, whether it’s a subtle detail or a statement piece. During our buying trips, we particularly enjoy visiting fairs and small brocante shops in surrounding villages, as they often burst with unique finds.
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You can't go wrong with a gift that is both eye-pleasing and useful. The two miniature chests of drawers are pieces made by apprentices, to practice their skills before creating a full size chest. They would now make wonderful jewellery boxes... Here are more lovely examples, from planters to a decorative magazine rack; all items have been recently sourced in the Loire Valley.
When hosting a dinner party, tableware takes centre stage, which make these versatile objects the perfect gifts, for your loved ones (or for yourself!). Displaying antique glasses, colourful fruit bowls or fine crockery is a great way to add some glitz and glamour to any dining table.
Adding a French touch to a space can be as simple as displaying a vintage French poster, an ornately carved panel or an enamel advertising sign…
Still can't find what you're looking for? Or you're not sure what they would like? Why not opt for a gift card, and let them choose...! Enquire about our gift cards here >
July 10, 2023
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.
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.