About Old Hound
We have always enjoyed rummaging around vintage shops, junk shops, ‘brocantes’, flea markets, anywhere really where you might come across that something special from yesteryear.
This led us to dipping our toe into selling vintage homeware in 2012 more as a hobby business, and selling items on Etsy. You can view our Etsy shop here.
From there our business has evolved more into ‘mantiques’ and curiosities, items that catch our eye and are a little bit different. You’ll also find vintage bicycle accessories as and when we find them, and even the odd bicycle!
Alongside our love of vintage, we also want to support the many skilled artisan makers that we have in the UK, supporting the small businesses that don’t mass produce and create items of quality, made right here in the UK or Europe. We are currently sourcing a range of items which we hope will be available to buy in the shop soon.
Our ethos is to supply you with beautifully made vintage items that we hope you will love owning alongside handmade and sustainably made ‘new' items that sit happily alongside the vintage.
And we mustn’t forget our beloved ‘old hound’ rescue dog Ruby, who although is getting rather old herself (13 years in 2020), she’s a very important member of the family, and the inspiration behind the name!
We are based in north Dorset, not far from Sherborne, where we moved to about 5 years ago. We’re lucky to be spoilt with beautiful countryside, lots of open space and great views. Plus plenty of big fields for Ruby to run around in!
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Richard & Sam McArthur