Arundel Eccentrics Antiques
It's been a while.
Apologies to regular readers.
We have had a hectic couple of months.
So where to start?
Lets start with filming 60 Minute Makeover last week
The ITV programme 60 minute makeover
asked us to go and upcycle an item of furniture in Epsom.
They were filming for the day, giving a makeover to a house.
I asked my friend Allie to come as moral support and backup,
as I knew it would be hard to get the piece finished in one day.
This was the piece.
We were given a space in a neighbours garden to work.
The entire road was awash with vans.
People speaking into microphone everywhere you looked.
|The lovely Martyn Lawrence Bullard|
the interior designer on the programme
We just got on with it and I was filmed
beginning, middle and the finished item.
I panicked when they first called.
How to lose a stone and have the hair cut in about 3 days.
The hair I could do...the stone in weight,
.......well just had to resign myself to looking porky on camera.
Peter Andre, the presenter.
We had a great day.
Managed to get the piece finished.
|Allie taking a well earned break|
We've been working on some new pieces.
Black and gold/ red and gold
architectural and classical images......
|Vintage and antique boxes given a new look|
This is an old deed box
Within one hour all those boxes had sold.
Now heading for a new life in the US.
We are currently painting and decorating more. phew....
We love our little house in Arundel.
It sits near the river.
The garden is long and narrow and the river bank is at the end.
|our old blind cat still loves to sit in the sun....21 next month.|
Fortunately our friend next door is a vet, so keeps an eye on Bella for us.
We often sit in our lovely garden with glass of wine and
slowly one or two neighbours join us.
It's a very sociable road.
We keep saying we must stop drinking.
We would have to move.....nothing else for it. LOL
An antique swan that Nass bought from an antique shop in the town a few years ago.
English Seaside Towns
I had a wonderful day out with old friends in Hastings.
It had some really unspoiled areas.
Our gorgeous granddaughter
That we just cannot wait to see.
Jay lives in the US where he is a menswear designer.
He and his lovely wife Krista are in California
We haven't been able to get over to see the new addition.
We so hope it wont be too long.
Isnt she gorgeous?
I've been working on our new brochures that are at last out.
Dance the Night Away
Nass and I are organising a charity evening which
we hope will be a night of 'fun and frivolity'
at Arundel Football Club on Saturday 19th July.
Dance The Night Away...yep dance 'til your shoes sing... or drop off To Vintage a three piece rock and roll band playing 1950's and 60's music
An auction...including 4 Tickets for
Michael McIntyre at the 02 with VIP Lounge
access And a pair of VIP Wembley Tickets
for Sunday 10th August
If you would like to come along, tickets are available
from our website www.arundeleccentrics.com or
at our warehouse behind the Co-op 10.4 Fri Sat Sun.
Supper is included
All proceeds to raise money for a new wheelchair
for a local MS sufferer The Chestnut Tree Hospice and The Brain Tumour Charity.
If you would be happy to help in any way....either to donate a prize/ auction piece...could be a meal..an item . a service, such as painting/ cleaning etc etc
Or if you fancy getting involved in helping with the buffet supper.
Likewise if you are a local catering company
and could oblige for a good price please do let us know.
Just get back to me ...any help gratefully received.
If you could pass this on to friends you think
would be interested...or put a snippet on your FB page...that would be marvellous.
It promises to be a great night.