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…]

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…]

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…]

Sewing Bee’s….Sewing Tools

When it comes to upholstery many people automatically think that it is all about sewing and can be quite surprised when we tell them that the sewing part it is just a small aspect of the trade. Initially the only sewing we did was for making piping swiftly followed by a box cushion. As our skills [More…]

Chairs for Restoration

Scattered over the four corners of the world; or rather between the workshop, our home garages and Kay’s sisters outbuildings, we have acquired a rather large amount of chairs and stools.  These range from Victorian, Edwardian and right up to mid century modern and beyond. If you happen to be looking for something specific and [More…]