Waste, there’s way too much of it. On that we can probably all agree. In however small a way #oldfindsnewstories aims to address that, and make our contribution to combating climate change, in three areas:

  • reclaimed garden decor
  • preloved items — curated
  • creative, bespoke workshops

At #oldfindsnewstories – based in Dover, Kent – we carefully source items from local sellers, as far as possible. When we travel further afield, that’s only when the scale and quality of the finds makes sense.

We take old finds and give them new stories.

From vintage terracotta pots to reclaimed chimney pots, we put together thoughtful combinations of potted flowering bulbs and plants too. Wooden and metal crates to contain groups of terracotta pots? They’re also reclaimed, preloved, secondhand.

Midsummer Flea, Margate Caves

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 in Margate. Sourced for you: reclaimed terracotta pots, house and garden decor; also a curated selection of artwork and books. Hope to see you there!

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Curated plants & rustic containers

*Sold* We hope the plants help our client, a busy accountancy practice in North Kent, stay chipper, relaxed and productive amid the tax and VAT deadlines. And breathe.

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Feet & paws up: rest is our friend

*Sold* We’re delighted to have sourced a vintage footstool for our upholstery client in West Sussex. We know it will be transformed with creative flair… helping recharge the batteries of its new owner in the process.  Lovely!

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Moving house or down-sizing?

Dover, Folkestone, Hythe, Deal: moving house, down-sizing, or maybe just having a clear-out to make space? If you have unwanted books, garden decor, plant pots or houseplants then we might just be able to help. One more thing sorted.

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Short lets, AirBnB

Holiday let or AirBnB in Dover, Deal, St Margaret’s, Sandwich, Folkestone, Sandgate, Hythe, or nearby? If it’s a cosy, welcoming ambience you want to create in the house or garden, chances are we can help you raise your lettings game. Hygge, it’s a thing, that’s for certain 🙂

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Workshop it

Cut waste, save £s
We curate events that allow business owners structured thinking time. The result: new ideas, cost savings, extra connections. As well as saving money, you’ll also be taking action on climate change. A winning combination of purpose and profit.

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Other garden decor and houseplant pots get our attention, for sale in person at events and online.

Every quarter or so #oldfindsnewstories selects a new charity to support. Most recently that was Kent Wildlife Trust.

Getting outside often makes any of us feel better. But items for the home certainly have their place in our offering at #oldfindsnewstories, from framed prints to decorative objects via secondhand books.

As for bespoke workshops, those will focus on reclamation and sustainability for local businesses, bringing people together to learn and make new contacts. Watch this space… #oldfindsnewstories


A selection of our blogs:

Sunflowers: a bevy of beautiful blooms (birds & bees, join in)

Nano-adventures, mini-wins, mindful moments: 5 ideas

Food, farming, frugal living: my focus for 2024. Here’s a flavour

Show your local high street some love: 7 ideas (online, offline, out mooching)

Certain age? Aren’t we all. Six ideas to get outside more (beyond the screens)

(Image credits: Abbie Tanner on Unsplash; KAVOWO, ptrabattoni, hudsoncrafted, stokpic; all on Pixabay)