I took a trip to Witney with my mum the other weekend and we came across a great little shop called The Old Pill Factory ….
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Tagged Antique, Decor, Eclectic, Furniture, Homewares, Interiors, Oxford, Retro, Shabby Chic, Vintage
I’ve been having a hoot recently browsing the website of the funky homewares label Rockett St George. This online store takes modern vintage to a whole new level.
1. Amazing Bottle Chandelier
2. ‘Ceci N’est Pas Un Livre’ Woman Self Shelf in White
3. Reproduction Vintaged Chair in Blue
4. Adjustable Industrial Round Dining Table with Distressed Wooden Table Top
I love their eclectic mix of vintage industrial pieces and unusual modern items. They feature unique homewares using upcycled materials as well as iconic furniture from well known designers.
Rockett St George can be found on twitter, facebook and even have their own blog. If you’re not familiar with them yet, I recommend you get acquainted …
On Saturday I had a wander around Chiswick and visited the Upcycled exhibition at The Old Cinema on Chiswick High Road.
There were some really fascinating pieces of furniture that featured upcycled elements. I love the above patchwork chair by Kelly Swallow. Kelly’s work featured varying fabrics from the subtle natural tones of the seating above, to quite elaborate brightly coloured textiles. She chooses an eclectic mix of vintage and designer fabrics.
I completely fell in love with the work by Lucy Turner. Lucy specialises in customizing and transforming mid-century furniture with the clever use of laser cut Formica laminate, which she applies on the surface. She chooses playful shapes for the cut-outs, producing quite a retro feel.
The exhibition also featured items by collective team Ines Cole. The wire mesh above has been transformed into a display backdrop for hanging other vintage items.
Above you can see the quirky and fun upcycled tea-towel cushions from Hunted and Stuffed, who I featured in my Etsy Focus post last week. These particular offerings feature the London underground map.
I really enjoyed snooping around The Old Cinema. Along with the upcycled exhibition pieces, the venue sells a wide variety of vintage furniture, decorative arts, jewellery and lighting. They claim to be London’s only department store devoted to selling antique, vintage, retro, industrial and upcycled furniture – sounds like my kind of place! I’ll certainly be stopping by again soon.
* Images by Ellie of Hunted and Stuffed. Thank you for allowing me to use your lovely photographs Ellie!
This week for my Etsy Focus I would like to introduce Old New House – A shop featuring ‘Vintage Rugs, Home Decor & Handmade Mini Carts’.
Antique Afshar Persian Rug
Melissa of Old New House introduces the shop:
“Old New House is a collaborative effort by both me, Melissa, and my husband, David, to bring life to vintage rugs + household items. While authentic antique and semi-antique rugs are our specialty, we love taking old furniture and pieces of home decor and making it stand out to be new in a different and exciting way.
1969 Vintage Wolf Dress Form
We handpick all of our vintage rugs and pieces of home decor, and take a lot of pride in what we have to offer. For us, even when we are not refurbishing or upcycling, we are creating art with the items that we carefully select to put on display in our shop — the vintage housewares that we see as special and important.
We love what we do and we love being able to bring old, vintage household items to loving new homes!”
Slate Chalkboard Easel with Paper Scroll
Old New House features some really interesting pieces of antique and vintage furniture and through some simple but modern styling, demonstrates how these items can look fabulous in a contemporary home.
Mini Industrial Cart
I love the ease with which old meets new in these images. Antique rugs don’t look too austere when combined with fresh bursts of colour. Old New House encourages you to buy individual household items as works of art, to mix together into your own curated decor.
Red and Blue Kurdish Bidjar Persian Rug
I hope to someday own a large enough home to have a giant Persian rug on wooden floor boards. Joseph has one in storage that he has inherited and it is such a shame it is currently hidden away. Till that day, i’ll make do perusing the rugs in Old New House and purchase a few other gems.
This evening I am sat on my tatty green sofa, kindly donated to me by my parents who did not have space for it when they moved house. It is a lovely worn in three-seater, but badly in need of re-upholstering. A decade of cats scratching the arms has left the fabric in tatters and the need to be hidden away under a large throw. One day I will learn how to re-cover it properly myself.
For now, I will drool over the beauties I’ve noticed today over on SCP. If I had the funds, I would make myself cozy on the Munro Two Seat Sofa by Donna Wilson.
Munro Three Seat Sofa by Donna Wilson, £6065.00
Orford Three Seat Sofa by Matthew Hilton, £3,969.00
Munro Two Seat Sofa by Donna Wilson £4,810.00
Oscar Sectional Sofa by Matthew Hilton, £4,998.00
All images via SCP.