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When John and I first thought about Blue Ticking our aim was to source and create goods that were practical, great to look at and really individual. I remember the day when John, (yes I must give him credit for this) first dreamt up the idea of The Maggie. We were at one of our favourite antique fairs and whilst wandering around he spotted a few old enamel storage pots. He picked one up and said "I wonder if we could make these into seats by adding a new cushioned top. They would ...

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Vintage kids school desks appear to be the number one must have Blue Ticking product at the moment. No sooner do the desks arrive at our barn than they are winging their way to a brilliant home and little person. Due to their popularity we at Blue Ticking HQ thought we would pick out some of our favourite designs and looks. The classic school wooden desk It seems you all share our love of the classic school desk and who can blame you! They bring back memories of school days ...

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The next few months at Blue Ticking HQ are going to be very exciting because we have lots going on and lots to work on. One of the things which we are busy beavering away with is getting ready for our two pop up shops at The Medicine Garden, Cobham in November. We have been keen to try something like this for a while and after a few visits to check out the site it seemed like the perfect fit for us. For those who have yet to have the pleasure of going there, it's an ...

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Tomorrow Miss Edith will be heading back to school and into Year One. This in itself is quite remarkable given it only seems like yesterday I was waving her off into Reception. It's funny how things change in a year and how much she has grown up from that nervous looking four year old by our front door. Fast forward a year and the summer holidays were upon us. The timing was perfect because both kids were pretty much on their knees with tiredness so I was looking forward to a ...

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