Every website needs a good spring clean occasionally, and Mango is helping us do just that.
We're also revamping and improving our product photos and you'll start to see some other changes coming through over the next few weeks and months.
Fresh, new, and novel. Not an easy task, but hopefully Mango will help us make ours a website that you’ll love to visit.
Christmas is just around the corner and if you haven't already done it, its time to deck the hall with boughs of holly! To help you create that special look and start the festive cheer, we're offering a massive 40% off everything in our Christmas catalogue. Yes, 40% off!
It's been a tough year, but Christmas is still a time to celebrate and we want to help you bring the Christmas Spirit home. So not only are we offering 40% off our Christmas store, but we're also offering FREE DELIVERY on orders over £25! Simply enter the coupon code 'freeship' during checkout.
Yes - that's 40% off, plus free delivery. Christmas really has come early.
Chickens, bees, and butterflies. So fresh, so appealing, and so stunningly beautiful. Our new range of Sophie Allport fine bone china and kitchen textiles is simply gorgeous.
Sophie, who designs and produces her own goods, draws her inspiration from nature and enables you to bring the peace, tranquillity and beauty of the English countryside into your home.
You simply can’t go wrong with the Sophie Allport collection, so start shopping now! And remember…they make fantastic Christmas presents too.
Alpaca wool is said to be the fibre of the Gods, but the equally silky Mohair is a long-standing favourite of many a connoisseur. So which will it be? Well, we couldn't decide either, so we bought both...
Alpaca wool comes from the fleece of the Alpaca, an animal resembling a small Lama. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Alpaca is also naturally water-repellent. And it makes incredibly luxurious throws.
Mohair on the other hand, refers to a silk-like fabric or yarn made from the hair of the Angora goat and is one of the oldest textile fibers in use. It is both durable and resilient and is notable for its high sheen. Mohair has great insulating properties and makes wonderfully warm throws.
Both Mohair and Alpaca are considered to be luxury fibers, like cashmere and silk, and so the choice is always going to be difficult. But why choose? Buy one of each (we have several colours to choose from)!
Visit Freddie Freckle's online shop now and get ready for those cold winter evenings.
It's never too early to start thinking about what to give the kids for Christmas, so we thought we would start stocking up on a selection of absolutely divine and novel gift ideas for those little angels in your life!
From patchwork owls (available in pink and blue - they're too cute and dare we say practical too making excellent travel companions and doubling up as pillows on long journeys) to an amazing sheep that grows a coat of wool from paper! We also have a range of puzzles (including 3D puzzles!), crafts, teddies, piggy banks, signs and hooks, bags, games and more!
Click here to start shopping in our Little Angels category and pick up some fun, unusual, and exciting gifts for the little ones.
Don't leave it too late!
All good things must come to an end, and it is with great sadness that we have relocated our two remaining teddy bears to the clearance category. Although new, the bears - who are best friends - were hand-made from French vintage fabrics and are quite a treasure. Please click on their picture if you think you might be able to give them a good home...
They have been moved, not because we don't love them, but because we have many new exciting products that also need a place to live! Tea sets and trios are always popular as we head into summer, as are the many fun and colourful bits and bobs for the kitchen, like this oh-so trendy Jam Makers Set!
Click here to view all Freddie Freckle's new products.
The festive period may seem a distant memory, and the Freddie Freckle's January sale is now over but don't despair, we're starting the year off by introducing a whole range of new products.
We've started listing them - click here - but there is so much more to come. Don't miss out - keep checking the website regularly, or sign up to receive our newsletter and keep informed with our weekly "New Products" sheet.
Only 3 days left until the Freddie Freckle January Sale ends. Hurry, visit the site now before it's too late! Discounts available up to 50% off, plus an extra 15% off orders of £50 or more.
Sale ends midnight on 23 January 2011!
Only 7 more days to take advantage of huge discounts - up to 50% off plus an extra 15% off orders of £50 or more! Enter coupon code winter15 during checkout.
Our January Sale starts today - 1 January 2011!!
Up to 50% off selected items, plus an additional 15% off orders of £50 or more!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
We wish you every success and happiness in the New Year.
We hope you have enjoyed browsing through our store and we're looking forward to listing a huge range of both new and "Once Loved" products early in the New Year.
And don't forget to keep an eye open for our upcoming Christmas Sale!
If you prefer an unfussy natural style then our gorgeous new country products are the answer to an uncluttered and harmonious look! We have just received some fabulous kitchen pieces in soft stone and taupe, finished off with a raised heart design. Pieces include canisters, teapots and a heart shaped creamer and sugar bowl set.
Tying in nicely with these country tones is our Country Organiser. It can act as an extension to any piece of furniture but adds much needed storage space for all of those random bits and pieces we manage to accumulate (like car keys, loose change and pens). If you don’t have space for one of these then the cream letter rack should help to tidy up some clutter.
Among our favourite ‘new’ arrivals this month is our brand new ‘Salle de bain’ wooden planter and its vintage sister, the rusty old ‘Le Bain’ Parisian planter. We love the blue and white colouring of these pieces and think they are the perfect example of how we enjoy bringing new and vintage options to the site.
Keeping to the country theme, we have sourced some super old stuff that all looks exquisitely aged and full of character, just the way we like it! Check out the rustic wine carrier which you could also use for milk bottles, the wooden candlestick holder for the kitchen and our delightful looking treasure chests made from reclaimed wood and painted in Farrow and Ball paints.
Finally, new to the Afternoon Tea scene are our mismatched tea plates and hodgepodge tea sets. Embrace the quirkiness of a mismatched tea set and have fun trying out different combinations. We think you will find the idea quite delightful!
Browse the Freddie Freckle shop here.
Yes, that's right... we're once again offering free shipping! Log on to Freddie Freckle and save!
Who wants to pay for delivery when you could treat yourself to a little something extra - just for you - like a gorgeous sweetheart bracelet, an English Vintage Bag or a snuggly Chocolate Hottie in preparation for the coming winter?!?
Go on - make the most of the saving!
Visit the Freddie Freckle shop here.
A trip to the coast and countryside is always good for the soul. Dorset's spectacular Jurassic coastline is no different and truly inspirational with its emerald green pastures, twinkling blue sea reflecting the sun and combination of white pebble beaches and sandy shores. It is in these surroundings that you see nature at work and shabby chic at its best. Eroded wooden groynes, peeling paint on beach huts and rusty old boats remind us about the strength of nature and its effects over the course of time.
Motivated by our surroundings, we happily stocked up on vintage items and one-off pieces that you will love. Among our favourites are a Minton breakfast set, a rusted old tin planter that must have quite a history and some lovely old storage tins.
As for seafood, we found an absolute gem in Weymouth where we went for a hot and lazy afternoon, enjoying great seafood, wine and a rustic atmosphere. There are no false pretences at ‘The Crabhouse Café’ where you can simply relax and enjoy. We thought the random selection of sun hats to borrow for the afternoon a charming idea and their oversized adult bibs and pink grass umbrellas added a quirky touch.
Arrival back home left us homesick for the sea so with a positive weather forecast and lots of optimism we headed off to West Sussex just three days later. The weekend provided a good balance of sunshine and shopping and we returned once again with some great loot. Check out the website where you will find sage green canisters, some lovely old trios, fabulous silver topped perfume bottles and much, much more…
Explore the Freddie Freckle shop here.
Going to Dorset to seek out seafood, sunshine and anything shabby with a touch of chic. Hopefully the whole package awaits us!
This morning we felt just as motivated as usual, despite the driving rain, but doubted that anyone else would be as optimistic as us and so half expected to find an empty market. Well, forget mad dogs and underpants, the mad Englishmen were out in full force today. In fact we had to fight our way to the goods on display and quickly gave up thinking we could coin a bargain because of adverse weather conditions and desperate sellers. On the contrary, we ended up haggling over a 1920's twelve piece tea set with another customer, both determined to make it our own.
Tea cups were the order of the day with a friendly lady selling us a set used only once for her daughter's wedding. This Royal Standard 'Fancy Free' tea set will hopefully give its new owner as much joy as it did Rosie on her wedding day.
A few purchases later and now in more favourable weather, we headed off to a smaller market. Here we found a charming copper planter with blue and white ceramic handles sold to us by a very reluctant seller. The lovely lady couldn't think of a price and left us wondering if she would prefer it if we didn't buy the planter at all!
After a fun day's shopping, we managed to make some personal purchases including Gillian McKeith' s book 'You Are What You Eat' and headed home for some tea and scones.
Explore the Freddie Freckle shop here.
A warm rainy day gave us the perfect excuse to go shopping this morning to pick up some new things for Freddie Freckle. We headed off to a village market where, amongst the oversized underpants and Jack Russell perched on the fresh eggs stall, one or two interesting pieces can usually be found. A special find included an unusually long and slim wooden trug which we thought would be perfect in a country kitchen for storing lots of sauce bottles. The only catch was that it came filled to the brim with galvanised nails (that the owner insisted were included in the deal) and the sheer weight of them would have prevented us from carrying it to the car! Fortunately, we did not remain empty handed for long as we did find another very solid and rustic wooden trug which you will see on the website before the end of the weekend as well as a gorgeous pale blue and white Oxford platter. Pickings were rather slim so, a few lovely tea plates with pink roses, some delicate silver teaspooons and a wicker planter later, we were more than ready to brave the rain again in search of a much needed cup of tea.
Here's hoping that tomorrow brings fair weather for some bountiful outdoor shopping persuits!