Our claim to fame this week…Barrow AFC manager Ady Pennock and player/coach Grant Holt visit our furniture warehouse!

Not only did they visit but they picked up a sofa for the manager’s office…along with a couple of other items.

Isn’t it great that local organisations see the value in what we sell and purchase from us instead of buying new.

I wonder if Allan got their autographs??

allan football club


Put One Person’s Hat On Another’s Head – Chinese Proverb

Sneak preview of our vintage hats from Sue at Ulverston…

They’ll be on sale as soon as possible…aren’t they wonderful?

I don’t think they’ll be on the shop floor long before they’re sold…quality vintage items in great condition always sell!

I Always Check Closets For Narnia…

I had that Friday feeling today so headed to our warehouse…looking for that quirky item I love to feature on the last blog of the week…shock…horror…the warehouse was bereft of the unusual!

Now that’s not to say that the warehouse wasn’t full of some great items…because it had these in abundance…sofas…table and chairs…bedroom furniture…more than I can mention here…but I was on the hunt for the peculiar…the outlandish…the curious!

Alas it was not to be…

However while I was there a cutesy little pine wardrobe came in that made me start thinking of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe. The wardrobe is perfect for a child’s bedroom and requires no work…unless of course like me you have a vivid imagination and enjoy making the ordinary extraordinary! You could give it a vibrant paint job…use wallpaper to make it a statement piece or if you’re feeling really brave…paint a scene from Narnia inside it!

The options are endless!



There Is Magic In The Night When Pumpkins Glow By Moonlight.

Leaving Ulverston I moved on to Grange Shop…what a fantastic window display! 

Halloween themed…Dee has got it just right! I was there all morning and customer comments were brilliant!

The amount of tourists that make a visit to Grange Shop part of their holiday itinerary is astounding…I wouldn’t be surprised if they got a mention on Trip Advisor!

If you’ve visited our Grange Shop why not leave a comment…share your experience…

I Love A Good Tale…

I’ve been to Millom today…visiting June and her team…what a great morning I love the Shop Chatter going on there!

June was telling me about a visitor to her shop…a thirteen year old girl,with her Mum, who…’didn’t shop in charity shops because they were smelly!’ 

Didn’t take June and her team long to change her mind…armed with Next jeans and River Island tops June soon had her convinced that her charity shop was a cool place to shop!

When June showed her the outfits she could buy for her pocket money that was it…a converted charity shop shopper…I think they’ll be seeing her every time she visits Millom!

Love Your Hospice…Love Millom…Love Charity Shopping!

Could This Be Our First Steampunk Inspired Piece…

We currently have a table and four chairs for sale in the warehouse…the most unusual I have seen! 

According to HuffPost…Caitlin Kittredge described Steampunk as…Victorian Industrial…and I wonder if this table and chairs would fit the bill!

Glass…heavy wood and industrial metal…designer piece or homemade…we really don’t know!

If you want a dining set that is a conversation starter this could be the one but you will need muscles to lift the chairs!

I have taken pictures (below) but they don’t do it justice…come down to the Warehouse and see it in all it’s glory…you won’t be disappointed.