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VW Camper Van Bars

If you haven’t been able to visit our shop then you may not have seen our iconic VW campervan bars!  Home bars and entertaining at home are increasingly popular and these are great fun as well as looking so smart.  Made to order and in a wide range of colours. These bars are made using a genuine VW campervan front panel.  Fitted with shelving to the back and a mini fridge.  To add to the fun, the headlamps light up and there is even a very loud hooter. We can…

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WAS Benson – Arts and Crafts Lighting Designer

If you are a collector of Arts and Crafts lighting and decorative pieces then William Benson will need no introduction to you. But if you are only just discovering the simple beauty of Arts and Crafts then here is a little history about this innovative designer and creator. William Benson certainly had a love of art and design,a flair for hands-on metal work and an interest in new technology. Opening his first workshop in 1880, he began producing beautiful creations combining graceful curves and simple organic shapes.  A close friendship…

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Ashby Interiors are now World of Interiors Index Members

We are very proud to announce that we are now part of the World of Interiors Index!  The Index enables those who enjoy the fabulous content in the monthly World of Interiors publication to find high quality, independent suppliers of antiques, decorative objectives and interior furnishings.  Our restored antique lighting and also our new Ashby range which we manufacture ourselves fit perfectly into the index. We have subscribed to the World of Interiors since before we started Ashby Interiors back in 2014.  In fact, I can safely say that I…

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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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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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