As part of the London Design Festival, Winter’s Moon were invited by Thornback & Peel to show a range of vintage inspired homewares and mid-century furniture upholstered with their hand-printed fabrics.
This is also one of the weekends of Chichester Art Trail, so there will be other creative stuff to see in the local area if you fancy making a day of it!
We have made a few custom shades recently & the question of size & proportion always arises. I took a few images of different size shades for my customer’s use & my own records but thought they may be useful to other folk too.
We are opening our studio doors again for a STUDIO SALE along with some of the other lovely businesses in the yard. Come and screen print a teatowel and buy some great creative presents from Handprinted, or sample the chocolate delights of Le Salon Du Chocolat (Fri eve only).
Here at Winter’s Moon we have been stockpiling some great vintage goodies, plus we have some lovely decorations and a whole heap of gorgeous stuff for the home.
Some time ago I had a call from Juliet of designers Thornback & Peel enquiring about a sideboard for sale on Winter’s Moon for their soon-to-open shop in London. This initial conversation & sale then led to an order for my last two Parker Knoll vintage armchairs one of which was to be covered in their distinctive ‘Rabbits & Cabbages’ fabric. The large pattern repeat of this fabric was quite a departure to the usual fabrics we use, & caused much discussion between myself & my patient upholsterer. I was really pleased with how the chair turned out as the proportions worked beautifully & it was very well received by Juliet & her team.
I then received an invitation to the official opening of their new shop this week, not one to turn down an invitation, I trekked up there with yard neighbour Shirley of Handprinted & was able to see the chair in situ & their lovely shiny new shop too. It’s in a great area near Bloomsbury & just down the road from Ben Petreath’s store. The interior is a great backdrop of vintage pieces with their distinctive Victoriana inspired prints taking centre stage. It was also great meet Juliet in person finally & the shop was full to bursting of hip London folk & their lovely products…it’s definitely worth a visit!
Find out more about Thornback & Peel’s lovely collection here.
Well after a shocking lack of blog posts we are off for a week to the land of pizza, pasta & icecream. In my absence all orders that are in stock & any enquiries will be dealt with by the lovely Shirley. Any furniture orders/deliveries or made to order items will be dealt asap with upon my return (fat as a little piglet) on Tuesday 28th August.
Image courtesy of here
The original soggy seat cushion was replaced and we also found a stool that matched really well to ensure her new place of relaxation was complete.
Both pieces were professionally reupholstered and are now set to be enjoyed for a good few years to come.
Every year we go to the degree show of the Fine Art dept at Chichester University. The complete highlight of this year’s show was the work of Lauri Hopkins. The pieces are constructed from old book covers sourced from books too damaged to be used for anything else. When faced with a wall of these pieces I found it very tricky to move from the spot, as they are almost hypnotisingly beautiful altogether & the struggle to find my favourite was very tricky.
Lauri describes it at ‘colour porn’ and for visual folk it really is a feast for the eyes. All of her work is for sale with prices starting around £100. You can see more of Lauri’s work here & contact her at email@example.com.