Home sweet home

So here are the products of my recent labour, three new 1950's arm chairs which are all beautifully made and of very solid design, plus very comfortable and curl upable in!

In the absence of a pretty corner to photograph the chairs in, I thought it best to cut them out and just put up a simple picture of each chair. I have tonnes of other photos of them though, so if you would like to see some more detailed pics then pleas ask; they will just have a slightly run down workshop in the back ground!

1950's floral box chair in Designers Guild Seraphina floral fabric on the front and a heavy grey/blue weave on the back. The chair is from the old East German GDR and is very well made with lovely beech arm rests and solid splayed legs. £560

Another 1950's box chair but with a slightly more slim line design. This chair has been recovered in a gorgeous cut velvet from Designers Guild in a washed lemon colour.  The reverse and sides are in a heavy off white linen weave and it has two white buttons on the inside back. The chair is also made of beech wood and is also from the old GDR. £550.

And last but by no means least, this stunner of a chair  with a beautiful, waxed wooden oak frame which shows off the gorgeous patina of the wood beautifully. It has very unusual floating armrests and is a supremely comfy and well made piece. It has been recovered in Designers Guild wool in lemongrass and a Designers Guild striped grey and white linen on the arms and reverse. £599.

And so, there you are, three lovely new chairs which will be up for sale in my shop just as soon as I can get them up there. Other than chairs, we have been busy in our new house getting things ready for the builders to start. We've managed to take out all the stinky carpets and disgusting built in cupboards etc so now you can really see what state the building is in and what we need to do to make good etc. A much more exciting prospect than when we got the keys last weekend and there was no electricity and the whole place smelt of wee!

So here it is, our pride and joy, a lovely barn red house with father and son proudly assessing it from out the front. It's not much to look at at the mo, but we have big plans.

What I love about it is the size, and the fact that it really is a blank canvas. Plus, as well as the total butchery of some of the victorian features, we have discovered some beautiful fireplaces behind horrid built in wardrobes.

I also love love love the banisters and this hall way upstairs and it's got an enormous attic above; perfect place for my vast fabric collection me thinks.

And this is the garden! Not much to write home about now but it will look fab. I'm thinking of a summerhouse at the end and a landscaped slope with shrubs and flowers in curvy flower beds. Perhaps a little old fashioned glass green house at the end. So much fun. And yes, I know that there is such a thing as budget constraints but when I'm on maternity leave I can spend my time scouring second hand markets for everything and get it all at half the price... well, that is the dream, I'm choosing not to listen to all my friends with babies who say they struggle to get dressed before midday and only make it out of the house by 4pm. Mmm, I am prepared for a rude awakening.

That's all from me for now, please email if you have any questions about the chairs and have a very good week.

Mary at hickeyanddobson@gmail.com