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Monday, 6 August 2012

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall......Beautiful Antique Mirrors, Inspirational marriages, Petworth and Arundel walks to soothe the soul

Good Morning

I hope your weekend was a good one.

Further to the chat about weddings yesterday
this is inspirational.

My grandparents married and 
remained together for 73 years.

This was a couple of years 
before they both
passed away.

Actually, at Nanny's wake,
Grandad fell down the stairs,
we had to call an ambulance.

He went to the 
hospital in Brighton
and never returned home again.

Bless him,
I often wonder if after 73 years
 with one person,
you just wouldn't want to go home alone.

Anyway, lets not get morose.

Mirror Mirror on the wall.

If you are looking for an antique mirror
Cleall Antiques in Petworth
is a great place to check out.

Cleall Antiques is a lovely, friendly, family run business.

Here is a bit about them, written by themselves;

Cleall Antiques stocks a wide variety of Antiques from the 18th Century to the 20th Century so we can deal with all aspects of the modern day buyer, interior designers, private and trade buyers. Our stock is eclectic and unusual with a strong showing of decorative mirrors.

At our exciting Sussex based antique business in Petworth, 
West Sussex and at Blakedene near Arundel, West Sussex 
we offer a friendly and thorough service in any area within the antique business.

Due to our successful trading, we at Cleall Antiques
 have expanded our business in decorative 
antiques and interior design of our customers homes
 and also specialised in decorative antique mirrors.

Our Location
We have now a wonderful 18th Century Georgian home
 just on the outskirts of Arundel, West Sussex 
set in the idyllic village of Lyminster called "Blakedene". 
Our fabulous variety of stock can be viewed in a room setting situation
 just as you can imagine in your own home.

 Our stock includes unusual quirky decorative Antique furniture including Antique Chairs, Antiques Lamps, Antique Lighting, Antique Chandeliers, Antique console tables and Antique Mirrors. We also stock many other painted and traditional items of furniture including French, Italian, Spanish and English pieces and a fine majolica collection.

Our shop in Petworth, West Sussex has been a huge success 
(Petworth is often regarded as the antique centre of the country).
Here in our Petworth Antiques shop we have established a Mirror Market

Mirror Market
Our love of period mirrors has grown steadily and is now one of our main features. It is that we hope to pass on to you with our gorgeous, decorative mirrors and will give character and the wow factor to any home. As you well know any mirror will give your room a feeling of light and space. All our Antique Mirrors are original but to work with the modern interior we are able to give you the more shabby chic finish. Whatever mirror you may require if we haven’t already got it in stock, we can usually source it for you, as our stock changes from week to week
Due to a high demand we have expanded and specialized in a beautiful selection of 18th and 19th and early 20th Century Antique Mirrors. There is always a wide selection for both Private and trade clients.

We stock a vast mix of mirrors at competitive and reasonable prices including French decorative mirrors, Italian, English and Swedish decorative mirrors of various designs including painted mirrors, gilded mirrors, landscape or portrait shaped mirrors, pairs of mirrors, overmantle mirrors and distressed mirrors. Our mirrors include arched mirrors, shabby Chic mirrors, silvered, ornate, Venetian, Crested, Gesso, Beaded, Louis Phillippe, Plain, etched, Trumeau, mostly with original mercury mirror and original backboards. 
Many of the larger mirrors we stock, as is the fashion, can not only be used as wall mirrors in many areas but also floor standing.

We are happy to arrange shipping or delivery as required. All of our Mirrors can be viewed on or in our shop Cleall Antiques, Lombard Street, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0AG or Damian Cleall can always be contacted on his mobile 07831 869955 for any enquires.

Home Decorating Service
We at Cleall Antiques also provide a home decorating service at a very reasonable rate, we are able to offer our expertise after working with many famous clients and interior designers from the United States and in England. We have also been featured in many magazines in past years for our French and English decorative mirrors and Antique furniture.

Accommodation for Visitors
We also offer a comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation for anyone who wishing to indulge in the tranquil surrounding with the many local activities close by.

Due to our competitive prices we have a considerable amount of business from our overseas customers. Cleall Antiques can arrange shipping of our stock

We offer transport for our clients along with an experienced courier service at competitive rates providing access to all the latest antique locations for reasonable priced antiques.

While you are there,
have a little stroll around Petworth,
its a beautiful town.

Walks to soothe the soul

I had a lovely 4 mile walk up into the hills
 behind Arundel yesterday afternoon/evening.

It was glorious and Oh! so peaceful.

Here are some photos I took along the way.

Beautiful hey?

I lived in Arundel for almost 
20 years before I discovered
these stunning, hidden away, walks.

Shame on me, for not exploring sooner.

Its a stunning place to look down on Arundel Castle

Hiorne Tower in the distance...hmmmm what's going on over there?

the great thing about these walks you can watch the changing seasons.

Have a great day
whatever you are doing.

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