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  I am writing this in quiet disbelief that Blue Ticking is three today! It hardly seems like yesterday that I was dreaming up the idea whilst on maternity leave with Miss Maggie. So much has happened since then; there have been some real highs and some definite lows. I don't want to focus too much on the latter, but it's important to say that whilst this working for yourself and setting up your own business malarky is hugely rewarding, it's also bloody scary and ...

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It goes without saying that we at Blue Ticking are passionate about a bit of vintage and it seems we aren't the only ones! Over the last decade the love of vintage inspired interiors has grown significantly and people seem to be falling back in love with the wonderfully old, a bit knackered and memory inducing pieces of furniture. Our home is full of the latter and we wouldn't have it any other way. Each piece tells a different story and they tend to be brilliantly made and ...

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2017 is here and it feels somewhat unreal that we are one more year down! It goes without saying that 2016 was another big year in the Shaw household and I am really pleased with what we have achieved with Blue Ticking. With the business we set ourselves various goals which were both financial and creative. We wanted to try some new things and also consolidate what we do. When there is so much going on both personally and professionally it's commonplace to focus more on all the ...

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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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