Welcome to House & Garden Shop

Welcome to House & Garden Shop - the home of beautiful and bespoke items of furniture, accessories, soft furnishings, cards and gifts. 

 

If you lack the time to source unique items to create the look you want to achieve in your home and garden, then we hope to inspire you. With new arrivals every week from upcycled furniture, individual accessories, artwork, and handmade soft furnishings in beautiful fabrics all under one roof, the House & Garden Shop is the perfect place to browse and buy.

 

A little bit about me...

 

From a young age I have adored clothes and interiors, but have rarely followed fashion and trends, instead, favouring good quality, unique pieces that stand the test of time, whether buying second hand or new. I am the polar opposite to our ‘throw away’ culture and reuse, repurpose, recycle and upcycle as much as I can – buying from charity shops and donating unwanted items back to them.

 

When I set up my first home I had little money to furnish it, so relied on second hand furniture and donated items from friends and family. I later advanced to Ikea furniture - but went for the good, solid wood pieces that have lasted well - in fact I still have a couple of pieces in my home. However, I realised these were a substitute for what I really wanted - furniture with history and character that I could adapt to suit my style and colour palette. And so my passion for upcycling and repurposing began.

 

My other love is my garden. I am lucky enough to be renting a light and spacious Victorian ground floor conversion flat with direct access from the kitchen into a generous outside space. When I viewed the flat, the garden was completely overgrown, tangled with ivy and brambles - but it reminded me of the story from my childhood, The Secret Garden, and I felt excited about what was hidden beneath the weeds. Six years on and I have unearthed a stone wall running down one length of the garden, clumps of campanula tumbling down and established rose bushes in a rainbow of colours. 

 

My garden is an extension to my home - and both are my haven, a place where I love to be, and enjoy spending time in.

 

I wanted to share my love of interiors, gardens, upcycling and repurposing with others and so I have created the House & Garden Shop to provide a place for you to browse, get inspiration, and buy beautiful and unique items for your home and garden, as well as a place to buy gifts for your friends and family.

 

You will find furniture, accessories, soft furnishings, lanterns, seeds and bulbs, cards and gifts - some second hand and preloved, and some handmade by me, that you can take home and love. 

 

There will be new items added regularly so please keep coming back to explore. 

 

Happy browsing!

 

Martene

 

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