Posts by Ashby Interiors

Can a Machine Gun be a Piece of Art?

Well we think that it can. What better way to display this WWII Browning .50 Cal M2 Heavy Machine Gun Relic than to mount it vertically on a heavy base as a tribute to the key role that this gun and its operators played in the Second World War. This gun is a relic and was recovered from a crashed B17 Flying Fortress.  Inside the gun itself was a use case that has a date stamp of 1944 – this dates the crash site to approximately 1944/45. The gun was…

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Aeronautical, Engineering and Military Gifts

Are you looking for a gift for someone who has an interest in aerospace,Militaria or Engineering? The three subjects really do overlap and go hand in hand. We have a great range of items for sale to suit all budgets. In the under £10 category we have our wonderful pewter Spitfire ChristmasTree Decorations. Add a little aviation history to your tree to remember these magnificent aircraft and the bravery of the RAF pilots who flew them. For £22 we have our RB199 Compressor blade key rings. The RB199 powered the…

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BLACK FRIDAY OFFER

Use discount code BLACKFRI10 to get a 10% discount at checkout on everything we have for sale in our online shop. Take a look at our online shop for restored antique lighting ranging from Arts and Crafts Lanterns, Art Nouveau vaseline glass chandeliers or Art Deco white glass pedant lights. Don't forget we also sell aviation antiques and upcycled aero salvage. Pick up the perfect christmas gift for aviation enthusiasts or why not treat yourself? This offer starts Wed 25th November and will end on Monday 30th November. Our shop…

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Free UK Delivery and Click and Collect during Lockdown

We had just settled into shop life and were loving being part of the community of shop keepers in Melbourne, Derby but unfortunately, we must now shut our doors at the request of government and to help in the fight against Covid. So, we are back to being an online business only. We will be busy loading new stock, replying to queries, offering our lighting consultancy service by phone and email and preparing orders. To help our online shoppers, we would like to offer Free UK delivery and also a…

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Our Very Own Range of Art Nouveau Classic Lighting

An example of our new Art Nouveau Lighting Range in our Showroom We have begun to manufacture our own range of Art Nouveau lighting from our workshop in Derbyshire and are very proud to stamp these pieces 'Made in England'. We have used the classic designs from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods as our inspiration. The metal spun galleries are in either brass or copper and can be given a choice of finishes - polished, aged or silver plated. The finishing detail is the screws, the hooks and…

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Ashby Interiors – New Shop Open in Melbourne, Derbyshire

Our new shop is now open for business in Melbourne, South Derbyshire!  We had a very busy launch event and first day on 26th September and are looking forward to giving a warm welcome to our customers.  Here we are cutting the ribbon with Heather Wheeler MP. We have our beautiful lighting on display along with vintage decorative items and aviation antiques. Our opening hours are as follows Monday – closed Tuesday – closed Wednesday – 10am – 5pm Thursday – 10am – 5pm Friday – 10am – 5pm Saturday…

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Ashby Interiors – New Shop in Melbourne, South Derbyshire

We have some exciting news to announce!  In September Ashby Interiors will be opening the doors on our first shop!  An opportunity came along which we just couldn’t turn down.  The perfect shop became available in Melbourne, South Derbyshire.  This is where our business was born back in 2014 and where we have our workshop.  As you may know, we aren’t currently open to the public – only by appointment.  So, to be able to have a shop, gives us a fabulous opportunity to display the very best of our…

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Sign up to our Mailing List

If you are reading this blog then there’s a high chance that you have an interest in restored antique lighting, vintage interiors or aviation antiques!  Why not sign up to the Ashby Interiors mailing list? We would hate for you to miss out on buying a key piece that you have been scouting for.  Many of our customers have a specific item on their wish list.  It may be a vintage Holophane, a geometric Art Deco pendant light or even a WWII propeller.  Signing up will ensure that you don’t…

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Selling Antique Lighting

The third instalment in my series on our mission at Ashby Interiors - Buy, Restore, Sell. When Ashby Interiors was born, we had our heart set on an online shop selling our restored antique lighting and aviation antiques.  Some people advised that if we sold online, it may be difficult to show our lights to full effect.  Others expressed what an absolute nightmare it would be to post fragile lighting.  These were both valid points!  We ensure that each item we list in our online shop has photos showing the…

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Antique Lighting Restoration at Ashby Interiors

At Ashby Interiors, our mission is simple – Buy, Restore, Sell.  STEP 2 – RESTORATION RESTORATION (Noun) ‘the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition’ Everything that we sell has undergone some form of restoration. In its lightest form, it could just be a good old wash and a clean. White opaline glass obviously has to be sparkling clean!  We once collected some beautiful Art Deco Skyscraper lights from an old Coop store in the Lake District.  They had been stored for decades in a loft…

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Ashby Interiors – Our Mission is Simple – Buy, Restore, Sell.

PART ONE - BUY I’m writing this blog in the middle of Coronavirus Lockdown and one of the things I’m really missing already is that we can’t currently go out and buy stock.  Buying is more fun than selling – seriously!  PART ONE - BUY A question we are often asked is ‘Where on earth do you get all your stock from?’  The answer is everywhere!  It’s a continuous process of being a hunter. We have a large stock of restored antique lighting and as soon as we sell items,…

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Covid-19 – Business as Usual

Well we are living through some pretty shocking times right now and are all affected by the Coronavirus pandemic in many different ways. The changes being implemented are going to be tough on us all. As an online shop we will remain open and ‘business as usual’ and will be preparing and posting orders as far as possible. It is good to keep a sense of normality where possible and to keep busy. We are only a tiny business and for the last few years Martin and I have ‘self-isolated’…

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Ashby Interiors, Aston on Trent
Derby DE72 2DG.