June 14, 2023
Father's Day is just around the corner, and finding the perfect gift for your father / father figure 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. Click on the images to see the full item description.
Whether it’s for watching a good film, kicking back after a busy day or dozing off after a big meal, the 'Dad Chair' is famous for its undeniable comfort, and the fact that - as its name suggests – it’s reserved for Dad!
Old French armchairs are generous in size and are padded in all the right places, offering great lumbar support. The springs, arm rests and high back provide extra comfort for a fantastic all-rounder.
All of our chairs can be reupholstered in a fabric of your choice - just ask us for a quote.
You can’t knock a charming home accessory that also happens to be useful. We find all sorts of practical items in brocantes and are usually astounded by the ingenuity and attention to detail in many of those finds. A few examples that may create the ideal Father’s Day gift include:
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Coat hooks & hat standIf he's a man with many coats or loves to wear hats, coat hooks or stands make the perfect eye-catching and useful hallway accessory.
The perk of repurposing old signs is that they always tell their story, even though they no longer serve their true purpose. These signs always catch our eye at a brocante, or when visiting antique dealers. They’re full of French charm and although businesses across France now display modernised versions, we still prefer the more retro ones. They’re ideal to spice up a garage / shed wall, over an office space, or in a kitchen.
As many office jobs have relocated to home, having a good desk set up has become essential. These adjustable lamps are super stylish and authentically French (you may have seen similar styles in modern home stores…!) and help create a personalized and sophisticated work space.
Do you have something in mind that’s not on the list? Get in touch with us, we’d love to have a chat and help you find that unique Father’s Day present.
We understand that for many, Father’s Day may be a sensitive time. If you find yourself in that situation, we are sending our love and thoughts.
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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.
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…