Uncovering the past in our new shop

Well, it’s been a thrilling couple of weeks for us! We stepped into 14 Lostwithiel St on 1st February, and since then have unearthed all manner of amazing finds. We started on the walls. The original plan was to strip off the dreaded woodchip wallpaper. Quickly it...

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Refurbishing Vintage Industrial Lighting

Vintage industrial lights, by their very nature, can arrive in various states of repair. Some take more work than others. Take this vintage holophane industrial wall light. We picked a good run of these up from Birmingham, where they'd been reclaimed from a local...

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Happy New Year … January, we’re coming to get you!

Happy New Year to all our customers, and what a busy January we have coming up... We kicked off the year in (chilly) style, taking a dip for New Year's Day on Readymoney Beach, organised by the wonderful Readymoney Beach Shop. Over £1,000 was raised for three fabulous...

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Any Idea What Day It Is? Anyone?

Ah, the festive season. It's generally during the bit between Boxing Day and New Year when identifying which actual day it is becomes problematic. Gravy courses through the central nervous system and fizz blights the senses. Dates become jumbled, days become lost and...

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Christmas 2017 at Any Old Lights

Don't the years whizz past (when you're getting older)? This is our fourth Christmas after a momentous year of awards and vast numbers of happy customers. There's still time to order for delivery before Christmas, as we ship via UPS who typically deliver next day...

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Two New Vintage Delights Just Added

In case you miss them, a heads-up on two gorgeous new additions to the website stock, each available in limited supply. First up is our Vintage Giant Light Bulb Table Lamp, upcycled from the heavy cast-brass base of a very old ship's brass & steel cargo light. You can...

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Shipment Arriving Imminently!

After an unusually frustrating time, when matters were out of our control - curse you, Suez Canal (and Customs) - our massive restock shipment is with us on Tuesday 5th December. It's considerably later than our planning intended, but that's one of the hazards of...

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Small Business Saturday Dec 2nd – time to celebrate!

Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday - it’s time for Small Business Saturday! Now in its 6th year, the day promotes small businesses all over the UK and encourages consumers to shop local. This year we were delighted to be named as one of the #SmallBiz100 – just...

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Retailer of the Year – That’s Us!

When the presenter of the Western Morning News Business Awards announced, "And the winner of Retailer of the Year is... Any Old Lights!" I can't pretend we weren't a little shocked. Well, you don't expect to win things, do you? These are prestigious awards, covering...

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