Our mantelpiece is an ever changing composition. Change one thing and everything changes. When the picture is taken that moment is held.

Life is stilled. A still life.


This is a shop window for the ok corral.


We created the ok corral because we find so many lovely things but we didn't want to keep all the lovely things - just some of them.

Mantelpiece November 2018

By Joy Jolliffe, Nov 5 2018 03:32PM

I'll start with a confession - two of the items on the mantelpiece are already sold, snapped up as soon as they were posted onto the website. The two narrow wooden relief panels have sold, the larger pair are still available...

I found these pieces piled into a plastic box, at an auction back in the summer. They looked interesting so I bought the lot and since then I've sorted through. I think these were once part of a mirror/hall stand or similar. They're a little worn but have such decorative appeal I think they're worth saving and re-using. They look great just as ornaments on the shelf or maybe painted or maybe incorporated into another piece or door... over to you!

It's quite some time since we last had a Pyrex glass coffee jug for sale and so we were really pleased to find this one. A retro, perfect, good looking piece. Gold and black with a secure handle, collar and lid, plus lots of starbursts for extra effect to celebrate coffee time.

Don't you think those little cups and saucers look good with the coffee pot? I couldn't resist putting them together, they're made for each other. The neat small cups stand on a slim base and are printed with an all-over black and mustard geometric design. Barely used, if used at all, a great mid-century modern look.

Last but certainly not least, the yellow tin. Black and yellow, with elegantly scripted 'Kopenhagen' on the lid. I think this is perfect in colour and design. I haven't found a item with more understated style than this one. I guess that's the definition of 'cool'.

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