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Shabby chic c’est freak!

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When S and I rented a shoe-box in St John’s Wood, we lived bang opposite the Saatchi Gallery. Did we ever go there? No, not until the day we moved out. It took us years to ‘discover’ something great that had been right under our noses.

Now I’m having deja vu because I’ve only just gone to Pinefinders in Haddenham, despite living around here for bloody years. If you’re looking for gorgeous shabby chic armoires and cabinets or made-to-measure tables made from reclaimed pine floorboards, this is your place.

The stock comes in mostly from Eastern Europe and is sold on to traders as well as the public. No tat and no pine that’s been tango-ed. Some of the pieces are new, others antique, and new stock comes in every day. Check it out online at and let us know if you find anything you like.

Pinefinders, Thame Rd Industrial Est, Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8BZ. Tel: 01844 291231

8 comments on “Shabby chic c’est freak!”

  • countrywives January 13, 2013

    What a lovely and positive post, spirit lifting stuff although I blew my diet on the second day of January so no hope for me!! Ellie @ CountryWives x

    • muddystiletto January 13, 2013

      If you don’t succeed…. enjoy your pork crackling joint instead. x

  • Louisa - Oving Dexter Beef January 14, 2013

    Hi Muddy Stiletto, thanks for promoting this market. We will be attending and we will be selling our gourmet Dexter Beef! Produced in Oving, Bucks. If you haven’t tried Dexter Beef before, do come to our stall and taste our samples.

    • muddystiletto January 14, 2013

      Hi Louisa, you’re very welcome. I know Oving a little, looked at a house there once and have eaten in the Black Boy several times. Very pretty with excellent grass I’m sure! Dexter beef sounds great, I’ll come and say hi on the day. Hero x

  • Lizzie Owen (@mim_tweeta) September 25, 2013

    Fabulous, Happy Belated Birthday by the way – looks like you had fun!!! It’s hubby’s 40th next month and we’ve hired Beaton’s Boudoir – he sets up his thing in the corner of the room and you and your friends are snapped away looking very silly using Carnival Style props – and then guests can download their images for free after the party – genius! – (p.s. this is NOT a sneaky promotion, I promise – he is genuinely very good)xxx

  • nikki hilton September 25, 2013

    your house is GORGEOUS!! Truly, Thanks for sharing! and Happy Belated Birthday to you!! 🙂

  • Pia September 25, 2013

    LOVE your gorgeous house Hero and now feel very much reassured that you also had random homeless garlic bulbs and hair bands too. Great tips that I’ll be using when planning events at The Hundred. Oh and happy belated birthday. xx

    • muddystiletto September 25, 2013

      Thanks Pia. I just had a surveyor around who kept telling me how ‘unusual’ and ‘interesting’ my house was so I think you either get it or you don’t! I wanted to invite you to the party except I remembered that pubs are open on Friday nights too lol! x


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