Mid Century Mystery

We’re hoping that someone can help us with a pair of chairs we’ve acquired. We haven’t seen anything quite like them before and believe they were purchased from Arding & Hobbs department store at Clapham junction during the late 50s/ early 60s. They are completely original although missing their seat cushions and have never been [More…]

Festive Fun

Happy New Year! It’s been quite an eventful few months but finally the gang are back together again. Some of us (Dave and Kay) stayed close and kept the ship on the right course whereas some lucky person went on her “gap year”. It wasn’t quite a gap year but Cally spent the last part of [More…]

Storage Woes

We have a policy at Number 10 where we will only take on a commission once the client has decided which fabric they want to use. The reason being is that sometimes it can take a little time to choose the right fabric and previously we have picked up large items to get ready to [More…]

GOT

No, it’s not Game of Thrones….it’s “Girls on Tour”… This year has already brought loss, milestone birthdays, retirement planning, sale contracts and lots of other life defining moments. With this in mind, it sometimes makes sense to slow down, take a deep breath and remind ourselves what is important and to spend time enjoying the [More…]

Bon Voyage

The summer is here and whilst we’ve locked up the workshop for the bank holiday, we still can’t resist enjoying some culture. August has taken us to the glorious Med where on a whistle stop tour of Corsica we found ourselves visiting Napoleon’s House…You can take the Upholsterer out of the workshop… Having visited the Warner [More…]

Buttoning Up

Whilst we try and polish off the post chocolate Easter buttons, we started thinking of the buttons in workshop, as we’ve been making quite a few lately. Now we like rhymes, such as “Dan, Dan the Landlord Man” and “Neil, Neil…buy us a meal” It was the 80s and times were hard…however, we still have [More…]

Caravan of Love

Rockley Park circa 1986, it really was the time of our lives. The then boyfriend had a great idea to set up a steam cleaning business with a white escort van and a diesel generator steam cleaner and for £5 a caravan, we would clean the outside. We not only steam cleaned caravans but we steam cleaned quite [More…]