Unlike predictable chain store shopping the pursuit for elusive, vintage, antique finds requires taste, patience, persistence and great bargaining skills. Thankfully here at Hector's Barn we likenothing better than to scour the country, rummaging through flea markets, antique fairs, vintage sales and auctions in search of previously loved, beautiful finds. So much of the thrill is about not knowing what we may discover on any given day.
The Old Stores is an interiors and home accessories shop situated in Roydon, just outside King's Lynn in North West Norfolk. Tom has hand picked a selection of home accessories, stylish gifts, antiquefinds and local crafts, which are available to purchase in the shop. He has also chosen his favourite wallpaper and fabric suppliers for his interior design service which is available to clients in Norfolk.
Established in the 1970s we have gained an outstanding reputation for our quality of service, not only as buyers and sellers of art, antiques and collectables but also as knowledgeable valuers ofantiques and restorers of items within this field. View part of our extensive range of antiques and collectables from the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, similar pieces to which we are always anxious to purchase.
Exhibiting around 200 paintings one of the largest and finest collections of original paintings in the country, predominantly watercolours of local scenes. Currently the work of fifteen artists, somelocal, others exhibiting countrywide, they include Roger Clark, Ken Burton, Fred Betteridge, Ken Tidd, Clare Gascoigne, Simon Trinder, John Horsewell, Caroline Richmond, Angela Hewitt, Peter Basham, Sally Lidgett and Lizzie Jackson.
Robert Charles Antiques of St Augustines Norwich took over the ownership of Fakenham Antiques & Collectables Centre in November 2011. The Centre continues to go from strength to strength and continuesto house over 20 dealers offering a wide selection of antiques, curios and collectibles. There are 15 main stands at Fakenham Antiques Centre with specialists in fine furniture from the 17th - 20th century, including mahogany, oak, and country pine.
Shop at 63 High Street, Little Walsingham, NR22 6BZ open Wednesday to Saturday weekly from 11am to 4pm. Just acquired, a fine collection of 15 pieces from a private London collection of Englishantique lead crystal drinking glasses dating from the early 18th Century through to the early 19th Century.
I didn't plan to be a dealer of antiques but when I got carried away at a farm sale many years ago and spent most of my college grant in one go, there was no going back! I love country antiques fortheir honesty as evidence of past lives. Old paint, signs of wear and initials all create clues to age and use. Back then, I was lucky enough to see items at source when farm sales were bountiful.
All our products are hand crafted using traditional methods and designs, furniture made for the discerning customer who wishes to own fine furniture. Our stock is of the highest quality and can bemade to your specifications to suit your requirements. If you are thinking of commissioning an item these pictures may give you some inspiration. We also offer a sympathetic restoration service for Antique and Period furniture, including French Polishing.
After completing a five year apprenticeship in Cabinet Making, Rod moved his career into the Care and Conservation of Antique furniture, working for some years in a small restoration business outsideDiss. Realising that to progress and feed his passion for antiques he would have to go back to college he secured a much sort after place at the then foremost West Dean College in West Sussex.
Waterside Antiques was established in 1986 by Graham Peters who owned it until 2005 when his son Tom Peters took over. I have been interested in antiques most of my life. I started restoring furniturefor my father at the age of ten; from then on my interest grew from restoring to collecting, then dealing. I have a keen interest and deal in anything old or collectible. The centre's huge success is largely down to the friendly and honest service that has been provided since it was opened in 1986.