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SCOTTISH FEVER

Scottish Blacksmith Jonathan Eadie

Scottish Blacksmith Jonathan Eadie

Today in the office everyone is very excited and also apprehensive, the Cast in Style Crew, like the rest of the country, have been swept up by Murray fever. Could this be the year that a Brit can win Wimbledon, the first since Fred Perry 77 years ago – lets hope so.  We are all hoping for a three set win, not sure if my nerves can stand another five set thriller like the one we had on Wednesday. Murray winning would be a perfect end to a Scottish flavoured week here at Cast in Style.  No, we have not been drinking whisky in the office; instead we have launched our brand new Hand Forged Range of Blacksmith products made in Ayrshire Scotland.

Scottish Blacksmith Candle Centre peice

Scottish Blacksmith Jonathan Eadie’s Candle Center peice

These award winning products are made in a traditional blacksmiths forge, the designs are incredible, the mix of using old fashioned methods to produce contemporary designs make these products both desirable and unique. We have listened to you, our customer, you asked for more high quality items made here in the UK and this is the result. We are very proud to associate Cast in Style with the work of the Belltrees Forge.

 

 

Scottish Blacksmith Jonathan Eadie

Scottish Blacksmith Jonathan Eadie

Jonathan Eadie is the brains behind the designs, he has cleverly combined his creative designs with his skill of blacksmithing to produce these outstanding products.

But do not just take our word for it, the flames wine rack has won the award for “Best Scottish Gift”, as well as being given a highly commended for Gift of the Year.

The Hand Forged Range makes an excellent choice to give as gifts, what makes them so special is that each piece is unique.

Have a look and let us know your thoughts, and if you cannot find quite what you are looking for then it is not a problem as commission and design work is always welcome.

So you can see there is lots to celebrate with a Scottish theme, let us hope we are still smiling come Sunday tea time, and on that note there is only one more thing to say – GO MURRAY.

Cast in Style Supply to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Cast in style supply to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Bell Pull at Willy Wonkas Door

WOW, we’re really proud to have supplied one of our beautiful Bell Pulls to the stage production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory just opened in the West End London. It’s being used on the main front door of the Chocolate Factory. You can see it in the picture in the top left corner next to Willy Wonka Himself!!
http://www.castinstyle.co.uk/product.php/2085/kirkpatrick-black-iron-bell-pull

“What ironmongery can I use outside which will not go rusty?”

Cast Iron Door Furniture

Door with Cast Iron Door Furniture

After a bit of a break in Portugal with friends it is back to work and an up date on the blog.

After a very pleasant week sunning myself in Portugal it was down to earth with a bump, literally, as I flew into Birmingham airport, and back to the British weather.

What I was greeted with was a cold, grey, wet reception, in fact enough to cause some localised flooding here in the Midlands, certainly no more barbecues and port al fresco for the time being.

But apart from limiting our outside socialising, what effect does our British climate have on our ironmongery which adorns the exterior of our houses? Continue reading

The Cast in Style Survey

We know it’s a Pain but we would really appreciate it if you took our survey

We’re are just a family business at heart and we want to try and give you the very best service we can, so we’re asking really nicley if you would be kind enough to complete our online survery and we will give you 10% off your next order with us.

It will only take 2 minutes of your time (Honest!)

Just click the link below and complete our survey and you will receive a 10% discount code at the end. It’s safe and secure and we will NEVER pass any information onto others. In fact we won’t even know who you are!

TAKE THE CAST IN STYLE SURVEY – Click ME

A Guide To Cooking With Cast Iron

Cast in Style present the definitive guide to cooking with cast iron cookware, the healthy, durable alternative to modern metals.

Cast iron Skillet Pans

Cast iron Skillet Pans

Cast iron kitchenware has been used in kitchens around the world for years; it’s proved incredibly popular over time as it’s created from a long lasting metal that conducts heat brilliantly, thus consistently cooking food fantastically. These are the original pans, which were available well before their chemically manufactured steel and aluminium alternatives, and provide users with a much more affordable and healthy way to cook their food. Continue reading

A Celebration of Cast Iron

Tractor Seat Stool

Tractor Seat Stool – G604

Take a look around the Cast in Style store and you’ll see a wide range of different products made from various materials. Whilst we produce and sell all kinds of items, the Cast in Style team are ironmongers at heart, and we pride ourselves on producing the very best in quality cast iron goods for the home and garden.

By now you may be asking yourself “What’s so special about cast iron anyway?” Continue reading

Carrie’s Beautiful New Post Box

Boston Post Box

Boston Bespoke Post Box – D2313

Many thanks to Carrie (our Customer) for sending in a fabulous photo of her lovely Boston Post box we custom made for her. She has cleverly fitted it into her new gate pillar and we think it looks stunning.

We would love to see what everybody else has done with products you have bought from us. If you have any photos we will post them on our Customer Galley blog and Facebook, for everybody to see for inspiration. You can email them directly to us at support@castinstyle.co.uk or post them straight to our Facebook Page

 

Chest of Drawers Period Makover

Period Drawers Makeover
Period Makover for Chest of Drawers

Out with the New and in with the Old!

Period styles can really give some character to any home but they are not always affordable or easy to find. We decided to take a modern piece of furniture and simply give it a quick make over by adding some Kirkpatrick drawer pulls to it. We used a 15 year old  set of MFI drawers which are still in good working order. Now MFI have succumbed to the recession but there is plenty of their furniture about. I’m not saying it was the greatest quality of furniture but if it’s still looking OK what’s the harm in adding a few feature to it.  We already have existing Kirkpatrick Daisy Rope handles on our wardrobes so we added them to the drawers to complete the look. They just simple screw onto the draw front covering any holes from the original pull knobs. Continue reading