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Evidently Elegant

Evidently Elegant
We have received some very divine furniture and accessories this past week and felt they deserve the spotlight for today's newsletter! Gorgeous French styled elegant pieces heralding from Italy for very special living spaces along with some stunning jewellery and china to compliment it all. The Annex has a very special corner dedicated to setting this evidently elegant theme. There are indeed some showstoppers. New arrivals boast gorgeous Italian pottery, fab accent furniture, fun housewares t...
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Variety is the Spice of Life

Variety is the Spice of Life
This past week has seen a lot of wonderful new arrivals come through our doors. We've been researching treasures and doing our very best to let you know just how old some of these new arrivals are. We take pride in that research and find satisfaction and joy when all the ducks line up! Deciphering an artists signature on a painting then attempting to find some history about that artist. Working out a puzzling backstamp on an old piece of china. Learning the history about a manufacturer is daily...
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Blue is Back

Blue is Back
I'm not sure how many of you wonderful newsletter subscribers wait with anticipation for when the colour of the year is announced - every year in the month of December. 2020's colour of the year is Classic Blue, Pantone Blue 19-4052 and we have been paying close attention here at the store. Blue is back and I quote that "Classic Blue is associated with the return of another day, this universal favourite is comfortably embraced and brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, of...
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Intriguing Imari & New Arrivals

Intriguing Imari & New Arrivals
Royal Crown Derby is one of the few original fine bone china manufacturers that still remains in Britain today, 100% producing in Britain. Theirs is a history with an illustrious heritage in British society. All over the world collectors of the Imari pattern are smitten and it's easy to understand why. Rich in colour and design it is their most highly sought after china pattern. 1901 brought us Old Imari and 1902 brought us Traditional Imari. We celebrate those two circa's with utmost respect ...
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It's a Vintage Glass & Jadeite January
Much to our mutual delight, we have a fab feature today! Here's a little history on the Jadeite and Vintage glass pieces you're about to lay eyes on. The McKee Glass Company In 1932 Pennsylvania-based glass company McKee discovered that by adding green glass scraps to their signature milk glass formula, they could create a gorgeous shade of green. They called one shade “Skokie” and the other “Jade” and later “Jadeite”. The History of Jadeite First created in the 1930s, jadeite is used f...
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