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Tea For Two in Blue & Grey

Yup. I got me ANOTHER of these bad boys. Your classic Ercol  two-seater, tricked out in Camira Craggan 100% wool. One side in grey, t’other in blue so you can ‘express your individuality’, just like Nicolas Cage in ‘Wild At Heart’. Did I ever tell ya that this here jacket, ahem, sofa, represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom? Well IT DOES. Was that Cage’s own hair? I’m completely obsessed with Nicolas Cage’s hairpieces. Oh. I think I’m gettin’ a little off message here.

*Pulls self together*

For sale now on the ole Tickety-Boo website and through those mercenary clustercusses at Ebay.

Ercol 2 seater sofa in Blue & Grey Wool

Ercol 2 seater sofa in Blue & Grey Wool

 

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Funky Cold Medina

A Cushion is not just for Christmas

Tickety-Boo at Trinity

For all you Bristol peeps, Tickety-Boo will be flashing it’s wares at Trinity Centre this Saturday afternoon. Drink lots of mulled wine and make drunken, whoops, I mean, informed Christmas pressie choices. You won’t believe your mince pies.Xmas Art Market-web (1)

Put A Bird On It

“How can I beautify this bog-standard nursing chair?” I asked myself.

“Put a bird on it!” came the cry.

So I did.

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In the shop SOON. Now, fly away, my pretties, fly.

Oh, what a wonderful thing to be, A healthy grown up busy busy bee…

Laydeez & Gennelmen, Tickety-Boo is proud to present for your delight, delectation and bottom comfort:

One Sun & Sky yellow & blue wool mix Ercol Windsor Arm Chair

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One Ercol Windsor Armchair in geometric Zoffany

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One BONKERS Cintique in raspberry with frankly alarming tribal detailing. I think I was having a funny turn when I put this one together. I was certainly feeling peculiar by the time I’d finished it. But that might just’ve been the fine paste wax.

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And for pudding, get your cocktail shaker out- there’s this little B E A U T Y…

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They’re all for sale.

I rather suspect the raspberry one will be for sale for quite some time.

“Oh, what a wonderful thing to be,
A healthy grown up busy busy bee;
Whiling away all the passing hours
Pinching all the pollen from the cauliflowers.
I’d like to be a busy little bee,
Being as busy as a bee can be.
Flying around the garden brightest ever seen,
Taking back the honey to the dear old queen.”

Back To School

OK. So, we made it through the summer holidays without a murder, or even a call to Childline. *Pats self on back*. We’re back in the workshop. We’ve sharpened our scissors, picked up our pins and dusted down the bag of emergency jelly babies in anticipation of getting some work done which doesn’t involve LEGO, glue-sticks, mud or bicycles.

First up, I’ve been splashing out on  lots of a m a z i n g african print fabrics. Mostly for fashioning bonkers frocks for myself, but some accidentally slipped and landed on this enormous feather cushion. BRAVO! Tickety-Tribal?

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Next up, this GORGE Ercol 2-seater. Pimped out in 100% Camira wool weave, with a blue reverse, for your more colourful alter-ego. Fed up with the original back cushions, which totally hide the beautiful back spindles, I went a bit crazy with the electric turkey knife (whoops, there goes another trade secret) and a mahoosive block of foam to create *drumroll, please*, my very own lozenge back cushion. Pretty nifty, non?

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And finally, I finished Yael’s chair. Sorry Yael. I know it took AGES- but when the client wants PLUM trim and more buttons, well, I think you’ll agree, it was worth the wait. It has to be said, the original chair was pretty gross, so I think we nailed it. This chair will be on view in Yael’s house this weekend on Bristol’s Green Doors Weekend. Yael has done some amazing hemp and lime insulation and plasterwork. Go and admire it. BUT DON”T BE SITTING ON THE CHAIR. For more about Bristol Green Rooms see http://www.bristolgreendoors.org/

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Ercol Daybed Dreaming

OK. So I finally got my paws on one. Yes. I did. I love it, even though the old foam smells of old ladies. I love it, even though it’s covered in 100% flammable porridgey ‘wool’. I love it, even though the webbing is sagging. I love it, even though I’m gonna have to sell it.

Reader, I WILL re-upholster it.

Suggestions, please. What would YOU like to see on this absoflippinglutely lovely piece of British design history?

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Club Tropicana Stool

It somehow puts me in mind of Miami Vice. A delirious hot pink sky setting over the tranquil blue waters of the Caribbean. But without the floating bodies of drug-dealers or global-warming-speeding speedboats. I might do more of these. They make me think fondly of the boys from Wham!

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Sanderson One Two Three

Client bought the MOST BEAUTIFUL fabric from Sanderson. I spent about a week wrestling with antediluvian Parker Knoll webbing tape, grommets, etc. There was blood. Really. I nailed my finger to the underside of one of them (don’t worry- the chair was FINE). The red came out SPIFFING but the green fought me all the way. But I WON. Just sayin’.

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Ercol Windsor 2 Seater

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It’s a BEAUTY.

Rare upright Ercol settle-sofa. Spiffing grey weave with yellow colour-pop piping and tufted scatter cushions. All new fillings. Proper webbing. VERY Tickety-Boo.

More pictures to follow. In the SHOP soon. Contact me if you want to bags it.

Get Mommy a Cocktail!

Before

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After

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I am not convinced that anything other than a terrifying gas bill will make me part with this. Check the shop next month when Scottish & Southern have delivered their winter hate-mail.

Cushion Mountain

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I told you I’ve been busy. No boy + diet coke + shelves of fabric + avoiding looming self-assessment deadline= MORE CUSHIONS. Perk up your bottom without doing any exercise at all. Check out the shop for more winning combinations. You know you want to. Just have a little browse instead of doing your work/ your self-assessment.

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Hot Love Triangle

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Straight out of the sweatshop- a new cushion. Actually more of an icebox than a sweatshop. The sooner I can train my boy to operate a sewing machine, the faster you’ll get your piped products.

I’ll be doing a cocktail chair in a variant of this in the New Year. *hops from foot to foot*

World of Cushions

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Uh Oh. It’s that time of year. I’ve gone a bit mental with the piping foot and spoonflower leftovers. If you are the last person left in the UK who doesn’t have enough cushions in your life, well, I think I’ve just SAVED YOUR LIFE AND THE LIFE OF YOUR POOR BOTTOM/LOWER BACK. No need to thank me. Just press the buy-it-now button and improve the quality of your loafing by about 80%.

Guaranteed elf-free.

Made in Bristol, 100% Tickety-Boo.

Dangerous Liaisons

Another re-cover job for the dental chair couple. This piece of repro furniture was very Dangerous Liasons so I made sure to thoroughly scotchguard it so any dropped profiteroles (or worse) came off nice and easy. The paisley they chose looked properly decadent. I got to try out my double-piping foot, play with a glue-gun, learnt a lot and now affix double piping to anything I can get my hands on. It looks pretty good on furniture. Not so good glued to fingers, plates, floorboards, small boys…

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Grey-Brown Retro Armchair Piped to Perfection
Stripped and waxed, new webbing and new zipped seat pad. The prettiest buttoned scatter cushion I HAVE EVER MADE (expect more of them, yessiree). This is a really really really comfy chair. Unfortunately, our house is filling up with chairs and lego. Something’s gotta give. And it’s the chairs.

Pretty as a Picture

Get mommy a cocktail.

This cutie-pie will be up for sale as soon as it stops raining and I can get some proper pictures up. That’ll be sometime in August 2013 then…

Pretty in Pink

I’m going to pipe the outside of this and hand finish it. Now, to wrestle with the box cushion.