About Us

I hope that on my website you will find inspiration for original, thoughtful and unusual presents for Christenings, 18th, 21st, 40th, 50th, 60th Birthdays, for Weddings, for Anniversaries, for Housewarming or for adding a quirky touch of chic to your own home.


From my first job as a student porter at Christie’s South Kensington in London I have loved all things old and unique.  I am based in the Vale of Belvoir and take great pleasure in scouring my neighbourhood and beyond, including the world-famous Newark Antiques Fair and numerous local auction houses to hand-pick a range of interesting and affordable vintage treasures, from Georgian glassware to art-deco silver, decorative porcelain and other intriguing curiosities and objets d’art, the likes of which you cannot find on the high street.  

 

I believe that vintage items are a unique combination of quality and style; things with a patina of age, but made in the days before throwaway product design, things with a history and a character.  I also believe that these beautiful things should be used and enjoyed and much of my time is taken up with finding new and innovative ways to “upcycle” – even if that only means using a cut glass decanter for water at a guest bedside, a lusterware jug for flowers or a Georgian ice plate for Maltesers on the coffee tray!

 

Whilst I try to keep the website updated, I am always shopping for new pieces so please let me know if you cannot find what you are looking for.  I hope that you enjoy browsing my virtual shop – if you would like further help or advice in finding the perfect present please call or e-mail as I am always happy to help.

 

Serena Bradbeer