I can't believe it's done. After what seems an age the new website is out there and I am stunned with the response - in a good way. Rather than post lots of stuff that's for sale, I thought it would be nice to show you the process we go through to get there.
Starting with the shabby pieces found in the Flea Markets and Brocantes of France (that's the best bit).
Finding fabrics and in this case a big piece of Bright Red Patent Leather found in the alleyways of Montmatre, off goes a little spark in my brain and
wallah! we have the bones of a new piece. Repairs done, paint applied and ready to be upholstered.
More Flea Market finds,
putting it together.
This one was a dream it all came together in one visit to Paris and
this was the result.
Hauling various finds all the way from Paris to Northumberland is not a chore. Driving back I create stuff in my head then
bring them to life on my return
can you spot any of these items in the before pictures? You can be excused if not as even I have difficulty recognising some pieces.
more results. But what I haven't mentioned is
the web design,
photography, copywriting, optimising,
creating the catalogue,
all this whilst still working on commissions. Both Harvey and I do all this and no one else. No wonder it took a long time. Now it's done I can go back to the pleasures of hunting and creating and maybe, just maybe I will get my cottage in a clean and tidy state again.
Last but certainly not least Kathy Dalwood and I would like to thank you all for all your lovely comments and emails when we announced our Concrete Ghost collaboration the other day.