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Like many of you I will be spending many an hour at home over the coming weeks so I thought now was a good time to share some of my favourtie vintage pieces of furniture that we own. It will come as no surprise that our house is full of vintage furniture. In every room we have something I would call old or pre loved. They are featured alongside more modern pieces of furniture or decor and each one means a great deal to us and has a story to tell. So here are a few of my ...

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For those of you who have followed us for some time you will know that we are all about furniture with a story to tell. Most of our goods are vintage and have had a colourful life already! We absolutely love this and celebrate it wherever and whenever we can. We enjoy imagining how many people have sat at one of our desks or interacted with a piece of our furniture. Obviously we are a little biased when it comes to vintage, but we thought it might be helpful to pin point why ...

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Over the last year we have seen our business evolve and our offering change slightly to reflect what our lovely customers want and also our desire to stand out from the crowd. One of the major things we have noticed has been an increased up take of customisation with our desks and chairs. Lots of you love a pop of colour so we can now paint chair or desk legs and desk hinges in a range of Farrow and Ball colours. Painting desk hinges for example, is a great way of introducing ...

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Vintage school desks are without doubt our favourites here at Blue Ticking. They are the crux of our business and what you also, along with storage solutions get most excited about. We sell a range of desks to suit every space, age and activity but there is one brand of desk that is a bit of a stand out for us. We love everything Esavian (ESA)! If it has the ESA stamp on it then we will buy it! For those of you who don't know ESA stands for Educational Supply Association ...

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On Saturday 24th November we will be opening our studio doors for our annual Christmas shopping day. There will be an array of goods on show from desk and chairs sets to Amish barn stars and lots of storage paraphernalia. To tempt you even more we will be offering 10% off everything on the day! We are very lucky to be on the same site as some other wonderful businesses who will also be open, these include the Scandi inspired interiors store Also Home, luxury stationary ...

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John and I love nothing better than creating new products and playing around with different ideas in the workshop. A few weeks ago we had a delivery of quite a few metal legged school desks as pictured below. We wanted to try and do something a bit different with some of them and wondered how we could repurpose them into something else. After a bit of deliberation we struck gold and decided that the storage element of the desk could be removed from the frame and turned ...

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Today is Blue Ticking's 4th birthday which makes me very happy! Birthdays always provide an opportunity to look back and reflect and the last year has been full of firsts as well as a few challenges. Here is a little summary of some of our highlights. The new studio/workshop In July we got the keys to our brand new studio and in September it was all up and running. This was a major step for us because though the old barn had been a great place to start it was never a long term ...

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As many of you will be aware back in September we launched a whole range of new goods specifically for your wall. They have gone down a storm and so we decided to add to our collection by producing two bespoke Blue Ticking prints in collaboration with the incredible Gayle Mansfield. We love her bold, yet simple and humorous prints and thought her style was a great match with Blue Ticking. To make it personal to us we wanted to come up with two phrases which our kids say all ...

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We are so excited because on the 18th November Blue Ticking is holding its first ever Christmas shopping event at our new studio! It will be a great opportunity to see where the magic happens and also pick up some AMAZING goods/Christmas presents for your kids and family. There will be desk and chair sets, unique storage solutions, prints and pegboards and other fun stuff for your home! It will also be the first opportunity to get your hands on two bespoke prints which we ...

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It's been a busy old few months at Blue Ticking HQ but I can finally can let you all know about some fantastic new products. We are so excited to be launching our range of 'fun stuff for your wall! We have teamed up with some amazing brands and are now selling prints by the fabulous Wonder and Rah and Doodlemoo and pegboards and wall hooks by the incredibly stylish Block! This is a new direction for Blue Ticking but one we are very excited about. So many of our brilliant ...

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It's almost three months since I wrote the last blog post about our new work space. At that point we had the keys and were making a start on transforming it into a workable space. Well I'm very pleased to say we are pretty much there! We have moved all of our goods from our old barn into this new one and John has done an incredible job of adding an office, photography area and storage/workshop. We still need to beautify parts but the great thing is we are in and it's amazing! ...

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Many of you will be aware that we have been on the hunt for new premises for the business for over a year. Frankly it is all I have talked (and moaned about) so I apologise now to everyone who has had to listen to me bang on about it! In my defence this has been a crucial goal for Blue Ticking and one I knew we needed to suss for us to more forward and grow. Whilst our current barn has been an amazing starting point we knew from the get go it wasn't going to work long term ...

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