December 03, 2020
We are delighted to be opening our doors again in time for Christmas, we have missed seeing our lovely customers over the last four weeks. The showroom is stocked full of lots of pieces, including a large delivery of new pieces from our latest buying trip to France.
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.
Also, antiques as we have discussed in our blog ‘How antiques are contributing to ethical and sustainable shopping trends’ is a way to shop with a super-low carbon footprint and guilt free as we restore and update the past to its best and we source from trusted suppliers in France to ensure that we can keep our prices competitive.
We have put together a selection of gift ideas covering different budgets. Alternatively, we can offer Gift Vouchers in an amount of your choice.
From left to right:
1. 5 tinted champagne coupes, £65 for the set2. Metal plant stand, £1403. Lovely little desk lamp with original shade, £140
4. Classic French colourful posters in simple black frames, £755. Glass display dome, £906. Simple painted early 1800’s mirror that can hang either way, £120
For these gift ideas and lots, lots more, either pop in to see us, we are open Monday to Saturday 10am till 4pm with parking available or browse our range of antique pieces here.
Words by Caitlin Hazell - caitlinhazell.co.uk
Images © The French House Ltd.
June 12, 2021
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 26, 2021
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.