Saturday, 1 December 2012

Handmade Christmas


We've been busy enlisting the help of family and friends for some festive homemade christmas decorations which are in the shop now!

There are handmade papier mache baubles using old/unused (or garish!) christmas decorations- Just a few coats of paper and glue and then a glossy varnished finish. We've also made a very easy brown paper version handpainted in white gouache again using old baubles.

Another old favourite is salt dough for decorations, in this case we used cookie cutters for ease but hand-pressed shapes can be even nicer when they have a flattened rounded edge.

                                       Lovely lavender hearts made by Clare Collingridge


 Also printed cards, wrap, hand-knitted christmas stockings, teacup candles, bunting and more baubles. These gorgeous pincushions with vintage buttons made by the talented Felicity Gray

More new furniture coming soon!

Sunday, 18 November 2012


 New handmade wooden boards, shaker peg-rails and lamps in the shop this week. All made from reclaimed wood. (Peg rails and lamps can be painted and made to order if a certain size/ finish is required)



Thursday, 15 November 2012

Favourite things

A snapshot of a few favourite things from the last month

Decorative knives, crackled stone jars and slouchy buckled leather bag

                                                                Vintage medicine ball

Monday, 5 November 2012

New finds

We've had a busy few weeks but back with an update and photos of some of our recent furniture (an eclectic mix!)- some of these pieces have already gone, others are still in the shop. These have all been obtained from auctions, flea markets, car boots you name it- and then mended and painted. Its so satisfying bringing back to life old things with lots of character!

We have a couple more tables in this style with turned legs currently being painted up  

Decorative painted cabinet useful for displaying all sorts of bits and bobs (as shown!)

                                    Rush seated 'prayer chair', elm stool, old pine coffee table 

             Rustic bookcase made from old bottle crates with interesting faded text

Sanded pine bedside table

                                                      Lovely large decorative tray

We hope to keep the blog updated regularly now we've settled into the swing of things so please check back soon!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

First week

We've just come to the end of our first week at Station rd and so pleased with the interest we've had so far. Lots of our furniture has found lovely new homes and we're now busy sanding, painting and waxing new bits and pieces and making up more of our handmade stripey feather cushions. If you have popped in a big thank you for your support and do check back soon as we plan to keep things fresh and interesting with regular new finds!

Here are some of our old stackable farm crates which we think have lots of handy uses (asides from looking great) -for gardening, containers for fruit/veg, even rustic under-bed storage!

Some pretty mismatched china, old tins and retro coronation mugs and beakers. We'll be posting again shortly with some of the new furniture we have in stock.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

New shop

 Welcome to Green's! 

Our new shop has just opened for business on Station rd in South Brent. We will be selling a mix of salvaged and restored vintage items, old furniture and affordable one-off recycled finds for the home. Also old books, tools, handmade cushions, cards and original artwork. Here is a small selection of our current stock which we will be changing on a regular basis. Please do pop in for a visit or give us a call if you are interested in any items featured on our blog. Tom Green 

Here are a few pics of some of the bits and pieces we will be stocking. For the kitchen, as well as old tableware, cutlery and storage jars etc we have some lovely chunky handmade wooden breadboards made from found pieces of mahogany, pine and walnut.


 These are a small selection of lovely hand printed lino cards from south-west artist Clare Collingridge, we also have some original drawings, prints and oil sketches of hers in the shop.