Wednesday, 12 January 2011


OTL - vouchers / gift tokens

Make me think of getting book tokens from my grandparents! In fact I have a total aversion to them as they are - in my eyes at least - the lazy option..... why else would I have created Off the List!

(I'm not this old but love the rising sun motif)

.... one has to move with the times.

So we've the task to design a suitable voucher.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

House & Garden very kindly....

.... made mention of Off the List this January edition. I've always been a little weary of drawing the site to the attention of the antiques trade - that said they are a lazy bunch & only likely to look at the pretty pictures - as it has been our firm intention to under-price the pieces on offer. The reasons are twofold a) if a piece doesn't sell online we can generally cover costs by reselling at auction b) why should they be over-inflated like most of the stock on offer by dealers. Oops potential can of worms.

He was shortly after barked at by....

Ged Quinn' take on Stubbs' 'Water Spaniel'

Now I'm after the print by Stubbs

New Yorker never graced the walls but....

.....someone else did. Ali.

Off the List

2011, can I do this regularly. This is intended to be the year of the list:

  • Increased traffic
  • Therefore an essential need to grow the address book
  • Better & more unusual stock
  • Better awareness of what 'you' are after
  • An intention to train buyers - show them the charms of an object - value or no value
  • Add the bespoke items we've been working on as a separate page
More to come......I hope!