New focus! I have moved into my new unit in the Red Brick Market. With this move I have decided to focus on the sale of antique, vintage and pre-loved Oriental rugs and carpets. It is a fascinating subject and one that I, and Mr Jones, am becoming more and more interested in. The nature […]
As seen on TV… … soon! My little shop in Kirkby Malzeard had a bit of excitement this week: We were filmed for the TV show Antiques Road Trip!. The crew were all brilliant, and Charles Hanson, the expert, was great fun a gentleman. It was a fantastic experience and, as a relative newbie to […]
Kirkby Malzeard shop opening! With Easter nearly upon us, it’s time to open the door to our little shop in Kirkby Malzeard for the new season. We will be open this weekend (Saturday 6th April 2019) for the first time proper this year. If you are in the area, pop in to say hello and […]
Moving! Some big news about our place in Liverpool… Over the coming weeks we’ll be relocating from the Red Brick Vintage warehouse into our adjoining sister building Red Brick Hangar Market. Developers will begin work on our courtyard entrance in May so this entrance will be closed but you can easily find us at our […]
They came in two by two… I seem to have lots of items in pairs at the moment (‘they’ are always saying that pairs are best!), both in the shop in Kirkby Malzeard, and in the unit at Red Brick Hangar Market. At the Red Brick Hangar I have these Staffordshire pottery birds which are […]
NEW IN at Kirkby Malzeard shop! Excited to have for sale some new items of furniture and decorative items, which are now displayed at the shop in Kirkby Malzeard: Welsh stained pine settle – perfect for in the hall, in the kitchen, tavern corner of your man/woman cave! Gorgeous honey-coloured bobbin-turned farmhouse armchair Carved oak […]
*NEW IN* Copper and cabinet, wicker and wood This week I have been visiting the shop in Kirkby Malzeard. It is such a lovely village, so pretty, so well catered for and in such a gorgeous location in God’s own county 😉 Lovely to chat with everyone who popped in to the shop today, including […]
*NEW IN* Traditional and quirky! Here are a few new items in stock some quite traditional, and some a little quirky: Two lovely, open armchairs with upholstered seats, ‘proper’ antiques, but that would fit into any interior An ostrich egg, displayed on a new, hand-turned wooden bespoke egg cup! A cute model of a boxer […]
Notice about opening hours… Please note that the shop, in Kirkby Malzeard, will be closed on the following days: Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd June. It will be open again as usual the following week. We look forward to seeing you soon.
*NEW* items for your perusal! Here is a selection of new stock items currently gracing the shelves and floors of the shop in Kirkby Malzeard and unit in Red Brick Hangar (Liverpool). I seem to have tended towards the ‘curios’ recently, but I think that just keeps things interesting… Enjoy! 🙂
News update and new ventures… Apologies for the lack of blogs so far this year, and by way of a sweetener how gorgeous is this unusual Victorian leather-bound keep-sake safe/drawers? In the mean time let me explain… I have been trying out a new routine for dividing my time between the shop and sourcing fresh […]
*NEW* items of stock have been listed on the website, some under each category. Some of them are shown here!Most of the items listed here on the website can be found at the shop – feel free to pop in and view them.I’ve also added new items to my eBay listings: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/sarahjones-antiquesartscuriosI hope you like them, […]
Here are details of the opening hours for the shop over the two weeks of the festive season (see poster above).All visitors to the shop on Saturday 23rd December and Christmas eve will be treated to mince pies and mulled wine (details in poster below)So feel free to pop in and say hello.
Brrr… There’s a definite nip in the air, time to sweep the chimney, brush the hearth, and set the fire.In the shop we have a variety of accessories for your fireplace, from coal scuttles and log baskets, to pokers and shovels.Practical, stylish, decorative…and selling fast!
As promised, mystery object for November 2017.Happy guessing… 🙂
Last month’s mystery object (October 2017) was a donkey stone.This was a new one on me and resulted in a bit of research:According to Wikipedia (and other reliable sources) a donkey stone was ‘a type of scouring block, used mostly in the mill towns of the north of England to clean stone steps’ see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_stone for more […]
‘As a matter of fact I have, though I can’t see what business it is of yours.’ This is one of my favourite retorts to an innocent remark, and always makes me titter!Now the clocks have gone back, days are getting shorter, and there is a chill in the air, it’s time to think about […]
Here is mystery object for October 2017.Last month’s object was a pair of hand shearers.Happy guessing…
I’ve not been able to find an object in the shop that has enough mystery about it as previous objects, so this month the mystery is to identify an object from a close up of just part of it.The only clue I will give is that it’s in the shop!Happy guessing…
A bit late in the month, but I’ve only just remembered to devise this month’s mystery object.This object might might have an obvious use, but today someone came into the shop and suggested a different use, which actually prompted me to consider removing it from the shop and taking home to use it there! So […]
Yesterday (Sunday 9th July 2017), was the day of Saving Yorkshire’s Dogs (SYD) charity Summer dog show. I took a stand at the show and also sponsored one of the show classes: Best Vintage class for dogs over 14 years of age. I thought it appropriate from the ‘antique and vintage’ point of view, but […]
I love to scour a good car boot sale as much as every trader, but I’m afraid to say that I’m very much a ‘fair-weather, rummaging in the day light’ type car-booter. However, last weekend Tallulah, the Duck and I set off bright and early for two car boot sales. We were also accompanied by […]
Our inaugural mystery object feature last month, raised some comments and made me realise that I wasn’t entirely sure what it was myself.I bought object (below), a galvanised and green painted container with a handle and pierced hinged lid, as a ‘fish keep’. I assumed this to mean that it was used by someone fishing […]
This week, as well as highlighting new stock, I thought I would introduce you to my two regular travelling companions.Every week, for over a year now, I drive from Liverpool on a Wednesday, usually in the evening after an auction has finished, to Kirkby Malzeard. I open the shop on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. […]
I thought I would try a couple of new features on the website, the first being this…Mystery Object of the Month!Here we have mystery object number one, for June. What is it, what was it used for, and how old is it?If you think you know, pop into the shop to have a proper look […]
‘Old empty chairs are not empty in reality; memories always sit there!’ (Mehmet Murat ildan)I love this quotation, it seems particularly fitting and makes one look at these lovely pieces of functional craftsmanship in a different way. I think I might have it up in the shop.I have quite a variety of chairs in stock […]
… get a hat!If you know me and Mr Jones at all well, you will know that we like our hats. Between us we have a comprehensive personal collection to cover all occasions. Recently Mr Jones lost his favourite flat cap, he was so upset that, when we visited Hull before Easter, he bought three […]
I love baskets! And today I have quite a collection at the shop; all shapes sizes and uses.I have ones for shopping, for storing logs, for holding bottles, and even an unfinished one that I think would look lovely with sweet peas growing up it. Prices from £10 to £45.
Work, rest and play…New in this week are:this Edwardian Ewbank carpet sweeper, which actually works effectively – yes, I tried it out in the shop;a folding campaign chair with original canvas seat cover and back – folds easily and makes a great garden seat;and this lovely set of lawn bowls with two ceramic jacks, made […]
… on the wall!I realised recently that I seem to have lots of mirrors in stock, and in a wide variety of formats: wall mirrors, dressing table mirrors, hand mirrors, mirrors in cabinets… So I’ve decided to get them all out and on display!Mirrors can add light to a room and give the illusion of […]