The Marlborough Furniture Shop is a must for anyone wishing to furnish their home stylishly on a budget, to give an individual touch to a garden, or to find an unusual gift. From hooks to handbags, coats to cushions, earrings to eiderdowns, and furniture to fun gifts, "The Cat's Whiskers" is an indespensable source for the discerning shopper!
Always popular are towel rails, pretty painted chairs, shelves and chests of drawers. Bedside tables start at only 32 pounds and there is usually a good selection of mirrors available. Antique and new garden furniture is available all year round.
Antique washing dollies are ideal toilet / kitchen roll holders and hand made grain scoops contain kitchen clutter, magazines, and a host of other items. Vintage plum drying racks, sieves and ladders are suspended from walls and ceilings to hold utensils, plants and bird feeders.
"The Cat's Whiskers" is ideal for unusual and affordable gifts, including silver jewellery for under 10 pounds, cufflinks, gardenalia and silk scarves. Sue likes to support local artisans, commissioning one-off pieces for the shop, such as the exquisite range of recycled copper hearts and pendants exclusive to her
Spread over two floors, with a pretty little courtyard crammed with gardenalia at the rear, this shop offers a wide range of antique and new items for the house and garden.
a range of attractive trugs made from recycled 1940's crates - perfect for pot plants, bottles of wine, jars of jam, or garden tools. Antique wine bottle carriers are complemented by Indian wirework containers of tea-glasses - ideal for drinks or tea-lights - and antique galvanised washtubs and baths to use as wine-coolers. When you're not partying, they make ideal planters paddling pools or dog-baths.
Her selection of hand woven antique linen includes Hungarian corn sacks to use as bench covers or bath mats. Pretty cushions and lavender bags are fashioned from vintage fabrics, while locally made hand felted bags and cushions add a pretty touch to any room.
Antique and new garden furniture is available all year round, and often sells well at Christmas, providing additional indoor seating for guests, then folding away until it is needed in the garden next spring. Some of the best sellers for gifts are antique watering cans - ideal gifts for keen gardeners!
Her unique version of "Shabby Chic" suits both period and contemporary design styles, mixing gentle paint finishes with antique china and glass, and handwoven kelims (imported by Sue) with vintage quilts and eiderdowns, at surprisingly low prices. Antique pine and painted dressers and tables are complemented by vintage kitchenalia, mixed with a range of new chalkboards, and Sue's best selling range of ceramic coasters....And there's plenty more to see if you come along and visit.... hope we see you soon!