The American shipment is finally here, and let me tell you, it was worth the wait! Everyone in the shop worked hard on Wednesday to get the twenty foot container unloaded, keeping the chaos to a minimum, sort of!

Once again, the shop is filled with furniture and marvellous little treats from all across the U.S.A. That 1950's diner table and chairs you were after, or perhaps those 1930's industrial trolleys? We have them!

Cocktail glasses? We have hundereds of those too inside these lovely fruit containers, but they will take some time to unpack and price, so please bear with us!

We also have that giant anatomically correct bull that all of you have been after... wait, you did want one of those right? Well we have him too, and he's enjoying hanging around at the shop...

Make sure you come in this weekend, because these items won't last long. If you didn't see that special item you were after, let us know and we will be able to tell you if we have it, as some things still need unpacking or are in our storage areas.

In other news, one of our dealers, Sarah Cole, has relocated to the front of the shop on the ground floor. She has loads more room than her previous space at the back of the shop, and the space looks fantastic!

So there you have it, your agenda for the weekend:
*Visit us and check out the new gear!
*Watch the football!



Greetings once again from the mind of the Yankee. Unless you are living under a rock or in America (hey, I'm allowed to say it!), chances are high that your eyes have been glued to the television watching the World Cup. I have to be honest, I'm still gloating about last weeks draw against England, amongst all my English co-workers. They deserve it after months of abuse since the group was announced. 
So I sure hope your boys aren't losing grip! Perhaps this training guide will help you out in today's match against Algeria:

      To keep your spirits high, I present to you this ultra-rare, gorgeous 1940's French football table. This one has all the bells and whistles: Bakelite handles, steel nets with pins at the back that go 'ching!' when you score a goal, hand painted metal men, and even the property nameplate that it originally came from. The photos don't lie, this table is championship material!

I also thought I would include my new favorite items in the shop at the moment, these original vintage bus blinds which have been professionally framed. We will continue to receive different bus blinds as current stock sells through.

Good luck to both England and America in today's game, and that neither of us gets caught lying down on the job!

See you in the shop,


Premium denim label, Citizens of Humanity purchased some exclusive vintage and retro pieces from The Old Cinema for their new UK Corporate Showroom and offices.  The wholesale showroom opened on the 9th June 2010.  For more information on the Citizens of Humanity brand, please click the link

We have stocked Patrick Thomas' Art for several years now and this series of Bewick Foxes, printed using a hand-cut Beech block, is our latest favourite!  Ever the champion of the under-dog (unless it's a hound in this case)...

Patrick studied at Saint Martins School of Art and The Royal College of Art in London, before relocating to Barcelona in 1991. In 1997 he founded Studio laVista where he divides his time between printing, painting and occasionally making images for the International Press. In recent years he has exhibited his work across five continents where it belongs to numerous private and public collections.

Hello Everyone,

I have safely returned from Detroit after a relaxing holiday with my family. Until last month, it was almost two years since I saw them! The good news is that the city is really beginning to develope in a positive way. Those of you who enjoy our industrial furniture would probably love to live in one of the many factories they are converting into killer loft space!

The latest issue of Heat magazine has a feature spread with BBC Radio 1s' Fearne Cotton. Check it out!

Some changes to the shops' interior have also taken place while I was away. A wall has come down on the ground floor, making the space more airy and open. One of our dealers, Mark, has moved his gear to the first floor to make way for some other dealers who will be expanding their space in the upcoming weeks, so be on the lookout!

Of course, this 1940's French Sofa has to be the item of the week! It would be amazing as just a sofa, but this one is much more than that! I highly doubt it will last long on the shop floor.

Paul Enjoys the comfy bed with built in pillows.

Just as a reminder, the American shipment is due in about four weeks, so keep checking back. Rumor has it that the guys are heading back in July to hunt for more goods as well, but in the meantime, the shop is full once again of killer items, so after your ice cream at Foubert's, pop in for a visit (and yes, you can bring that ice cream in the shop with you)!



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