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Monday, 4 January 2016

Arundel Eccentrics Decorative Antiques and the Fabulous Town We Live In

Arundel Eccentrics Decorative Antiques

We live and work in the stunning
 country town of Arundel in Sussex UK.

A town steeped in history.

Castle on one hill.
Cathedral on another.
A beautiful river running through.

Cottages and Georgian houses.

Houses built by Napoleonic prisoners of war.

A theatre so small it's like a dolls house.

Ghost and riverside tours.

Festivals, music and art trails

Walks into a Sussex countryside so gorgeous they leave you breathless.

We are a husband and wife team
with an antiques showroom in a large warehouse in Arundel
and a Victorian cottage by the river at the other end of the road.

The warehouse was originally a 19th century brewery.
The Swallow Brewery.

It now houses, instead of ales, interesting and varied collection of English and French antiques.

Open to the public
Friday Saturday Sunday 10-4 pm

All other times are trade appointments.

Just phone or email
+44(0) 7973968446

Its two minutes walk  from Arundel High Street.

Ha Ha only a minute if you walk fast.

Parking available to collect large items.

Space for shipping vans.


Our blog is mostly about English life
 in a small country town as antique dealers.

Sometimes we get sidetracked. 

So you may find other snippets that bear no relation to either......LOL

Tea with Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts.

That was a long time ago and I suspect I remember
 the details more than they do.

Being  filmed by the BBC for a programme
called Celebrity Road trip with actress Alison Steadman.

and being asked to restore a piece of furniture
the TV programme
60 Minute Makeover
with Peter Andre

the piece we worked on

Hollywood's own
Interior Designer
the lovely
 Martyn Lawrence Bullard

who told us one day he would like to use one of our pieces in a "proper job."

Looking at his client list ....

Sharon Osbourne
Christina Aquilera
Elton John
..........among others

Martyn we would be honoured!
It would be rude of us not to oblige LOL

Dip into our archive if you live in the US and English life interests you.

You'll find English fetes and seasides.

But also
trips to Marrakesh, France and  Italy.


You'll  find interesting places to visit if you are into antiques.

Some are on our doorstep here in Arundel.
Like this amazing place at The Vinery
just outside Arundel......

run by friends of ours
Its stunning.......

Then there's our chums
Julie and Rudi

Mangan Antiques just outside Chichester 

Kempton and Ardingly
Newark and 
Battersea Decorative Fair,
and Ford car boots....
and London.

We will take you on trips around the Sussex countryside.

and show you a slice of Sussex life

 here are a few of our own pieces

One of our specialities?

Decoupage on antique pieces.

on 19th century chests......
gilt and decoupage on a Victorian chest

on 19th century English bamboo.....

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all our latest pieces can be found on

The Hoarde

and mid January come and see our collection
in a top London store

When? Where?
All will be revealed very soon/

Have a great day