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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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I’m thrilled that Gayle Mansfield is this months #ourspacetocreate interview. Gayle set up her design studio with her husband back in 2016 and since then it has gone from strength to strength.  I remember seeing Gayle’s prints on Instagram for the first time and instantly falling in love with their simplicity and fun slant. I have a number dotted around our home and I was so happy when we collaborated on two designs for Blue Ticking a couple of years ago.  Gayle ...

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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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We are over the moon to be interviewing the brilliant Natalie from Mud Kitchens for Junes #ourspacetocreate blog. We are huge fans of messy play in our house and know how much joy Edith and Maggie get from their mud kitchen. It provides a really fun and creative outlet in a wonderfully safe environment. Natalie runs Mud kitchens with her partner Joel. Together they are huge advocates of creative play and totally understand its importance in a child’s development. All ...

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We love a fellow creative and so we are thrilled that the brilliant Kristal from Sparkle Child is this months #ourspacetocreate interview.  Kristal makes sparkly delights from wands and crowns to notepads and jewellery. She also runs workshops and events and is a real champion of other small businesses. Kristal is incredibly talented and I love the fact that everything is handcrafted and packed by her in her home studio.  The love and attention to detail that goes ...

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We are so thrilled that the lovely Emma Barber from EB Interiors is our second #ourspacetocreate blog interview. Emma is an interior designer based in Wiltshire and has over 10 years experience of designing a variety of spaces, including children’s bedrooms and playrooms.   Like us, Emma passionately believes that creative spaces should be celebrated and in this interview Emma talks about her own work and family spaces and also provides top tips on how to put together ...

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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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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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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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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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