Antique Owl

Beady eyed bird looking for collectables and design stuff

Tag Archives: furniture

Ercol Furniture Fanatics

A little while back we managed to get ourselves an Ercol dining table and some lovely Windsor Chairs from Junk and Disorderly and the Glass House in rock ‘n’ roll … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

Scandinavian Design by Taschen

I bought this beautiful book some time ago, and it’s one of those lovely things which I pull out every once in a while and dip into. Now, I have … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mackays Junk and Disorderly, Letchworth Garden City

I moved to Letchworth back in November last year, and have been meaning to write several lovely posts about the architecture, the parks, and the little local charity shops and … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Owling abroad: HCMC Reunification palace

Back in 2011 we travelled to Vietnam for our honeymoon, travelling between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. On top of some stunning french colonial architecture, amazing food and some … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Discovery: Vintage Heal’s posters

I’m a huge fan of Heals, the heritage, the amazing fabric, wallpaper prints and furniture, the design, the design, the design! So you can imagine how excited I was when … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

Katie’s Attic, Henlow, Hertfordshire

We’ve recently been travelling a lot between Bedford and Hitchin in Hertfordshire in the hunt for a new house, which has meant that on more than one occasion we’ve driven … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The owl’s new tiny telephone table

As you can imagine I follow a lot of antiques dealers, vintage fans and shops on twitter and other social media. It’s a great way to find out more about … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

G-Plan Vintage by Wayne Hemmingway and co

Readers of the blog will know what a huge fan I am of G-Plan furniture. I’ve featured my sideboard on the blog before and also have an “astro” coffee table … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Owling abroad, Frida Fraenka, Reykjavik

Oh wow. Its rare that I get so enthusiastic about an antiques store; here in the UK they can sometimes seem like dusty cold and miserable places run by people … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

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