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11th November 2020

Dining tables for the perfect Christmas dinner

Dining tables for the perfect Christmas dinner

Christmas is a time to spend with friends and family and, if you’re thinking about treating yourself to a new dining table set, you’ll want something stylish and practical that can be enjoyed for years to come. The big day will be here sooner than you think so we’re sharing our top tips and advice to help you choose the perfect dining table for Christmas… and all year round.

Consider an extending dining table

Accommodate your extra guests with an extendable dining table. They come in a range of sizes, shapes and styles, from the contemporary, rectangular Bristol Oak Extending Dining Table to the country, circular Fleur grey painted round dining table. Some extend by just one leaf, while others extend to seat the whole extended family!


Bristol Oak Extending Table

Bristol Oak Extending Table

Extends from 132cm to 198cm


Fleur Grey Painted Round Extending Dining Table

Fleur grey painted round dining table

Extends from 110cm to 145cm


Venjakob Round Extending Dining Table

Venjakob Round Dining Table

Extends from 120cm to 170cm


ercol Romana Large Extending Dining Table

ercol Romana Large Extending Dining Table

Extends from 210cm to 275cm

  

Best of all, when those extra seats aren’t needed, these tables can be folded down to a more manageable size and create a more spacious feeling in your dining area.

Dine in fine style

From elaborate turned legs to industrial reclaimed table tops, there are plenty of dining table styles to choose from. Match with sideboards and display cabinets – so you can carry the style across your whole dining area for a coordinated look.

Ercol Teramo

ercol Teramo

With its with gentle curves and tapered legs, the Ercol Teramo is a contemporary pale oak dining range inspired by the traditional Shaker style. Choose between two different styles of dining chair, for a casual or more formal look, and coordinate with a wider range of occasional pieces.

Fowey Painted

Fowey Painted Dining Range

Combining contemporary and classic design, the stone grey paint and limed oak surfaces of the Fowey Painted range looks relaxed by day yet effortlessly elegant for entertaining, especially when dressed up for Christmas with holly and ivy.

Soho Dining

Soho Dining Range

The combination of chunky iron legs and a mid-tone solid oak top certainly gives this Soho Dining range a stylish industrial feel. Crafted from solid European oak, this contemporary range has a selection of tables and sideboards, as well as coffee tables and a television unit available.

Ercol Windsor

Ercol Windsor

Made using traditional craft techniques and modern machining, the Ercol Windsor range features the beauty of displayed dovetail joints and iconic oval wooden handles. Choose an Ercol Windsor dining table and chair set to dine in real style this Christmas.

Complete your dining room with a coordinating sideboard, dresser or console table or add some contrast with contemporary touches, such as our elegant Ribbon End Table. The addition of a mirror can transform your dining space by increasing the amount of natural light cast across the room, as well as giving the impression of a larger space.

 

Take a seat

One of the challenges at Christmas can be finding that extra seating for your extra guests. We’ve got a wide range of seating available to make sure you’re guests are comfortable as they tuck into their turkey, from beautifully upholstered seating in a range of colours to classic wooden dining chairs and benches. Keep extra seating handy in your hall, study, spare room or bedrooms while they’re not in use, ready to bring out for those special occasions.

 

How to measure up

To help you visualise your table, place a sheet on the ground or place carboard boxes where the dining table will go. This can really help you to get a feel for the space you’re working with, and allow you to test spatial boundaries. Check out our full guide to measuring up. 

Shape

When choosing the shape of your dining table, consider the amount of people you want to seat as well as the shape of the room. The bigger the table, the more your guests will be restricted to conversations with the person next to them. With a rectangular table, however, there is the opportunity to chat to the people beside you and across from you. In smaller spaces, such as cottages or flats, a round table may be a better option. Not only does it make moving around easier, but it will create breathing space, helping the room to feel less crowded.

Size

Besides how many people you want to seat, you also need to consider allowing enough space for people to pass comfortably around the table. To ensure you have adequate room around a dining table, we recommend that you leave a minimum of 35 inches (89cm) for clearance space from any nearby object, be it furniture, walls, doors or windows. This space should allow your guests to get up during a meal should they need to. However, for a more comfortable space around your dining table and a more elegantly proportioned room, we’d suggest allowing 45 inches (114cm).

 

 

Plan ahead for the perfect Christmas

Many precious memories are created around the Christmas dinner table, and the big day will be here sooner than you think! We have a wide range of beautiful dining tables and chairs in a range of styles to suit your home. So remember to order in plenty of time for Christmas!

 

Please check stocks online or contact us for most up to date delivery information.

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10th November 2020

What size dining table? A guide to measuring up

What size dining table? A guide to measuring up

There is so much to consider when deciding what dining table to purchase. Your dining space plays host to intimate dinners, large gatherings, Sunday lunches with family and friends and inevitably financial meetings, school homework sessions and kids painting sessions on wet and windy winter days. 

If kitchens are the heart of the house, the dining space is definitely the head. There is a quick way to get started in two steps

  1. Measure the length and width of your dining room or dining space 

  2. Subtract 185cms from both the length and width

This gets a judgement on the magic number of 92cm clearance between table, other furniture and walls - enough for yourself and guests to move chairs away easily. 

So far so easy, but as highlighted there is much more to consider, for example your original space. Your dining space will likely have multi purposes, so versatility will always be a good starting point and an expandable table will be able to accommodate more. If you have a small or square space then a pedestal table might be a good choice and easier for close seating, conversations and Italian style dining. Alternatively oval tables might create that extra bit of room for manoeuvre. If you are in a tight spot, you could consider bench seating that can slide under the table when not in use and might suit families with younger children. Then tables could be slid into a corner when not in use.  

Style of eating, room and requirements all play a factor, but what is under the table and what surrounds plays an equal role, the space might be right, but the number of chairs also needs to be considered. Do you have a large family and honestly how much do you entertain? More chairs might create the right aesthetic, but what about sitting with a chair leg in the way? Does the sideboard the length of the table need to be in its current position just for a hot plate only used at Christmas?

Close seating might be fine for you, but a rule of thumb over the 92cm clearance is 61cm of space per the average adult. Therefore, you might want to consider the following:

  • To sit 4 people - a 122cm long table or 102-122cm diameter round table would be ideal

  • To sit 6 people - a 152-183cm long table or 152cm round table and might accommodate 8 in the round

  • To sit 10 or more - 234-305cm table would be best, consider table legs with your chosen style. 

Shop The Old Creamery’s wide range of dining tables and dining space collections here.

 

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9th November 2020

Our Popular Bedroom Furniture Ranges

Our Popular Bedroom Furniture Ranges

Oak furniture is a very popular part of our offers. With 30 years of heritage, we have a background of selling high quality solid wood bedroom furniture. Now we offer an extensive choice of oak furniture for the bedroom, from traditional country cottage to modern chic.

Instore and online, we offer wide ranges of oak bedroom furniture, painted bedroom furniture, and other items for the bedroom, including bedside cabinets, chests of drawers, wardrobes and wooden bed frames.

Looking to take bedroom furniture home today? Then have a look at our top 5 collections.

Countryside Oak Bedroom Furniture

Reliable, sturdy and value for money. What more could you ask for? Our Countryside Oak Bedroom Furniture and Lite range are the perfect rustic furniture collections for your guest bedrooms. Create the ideal sleeping space with a solid oak bed frame, accompanying blanket box and bedside tables, wardrobes and chests of drawers.

Lisbon Oak Bedroom Furniture

With all wood furniture there is a phrase that denotes quality - dovetailed. Our Lisbon Oak Bedroom Furniture Collection has plenty of this. One of our best-selling ranges not only has traditional techniques but comes in a wide mix of sizes and options to choose from. With special offers currently available you’ll need to be quick if you want this excellent range in your bedroom by the end of the month.

Fleur Grey Painted Bedroom Furniture

Brushed metal handles, soft grey paint and that perfect colour combination of washed oak, the Fleur Painted Bedroom range is perfect to accompany your new wooden or Karndean flooring. If you like a touch of wood but not too much this is the bedroom collection for you. The washed oak is just the right colour to not over power the clean grey finish. Check out the range online or instore today. 

Raid Oak Bedroom Furniture

Sometimes rustic needs a few finer touches. With elements of veneers combined with solid oak this will give you that smooth medium colour finish for your desired new bedroom collection. Trust the Old Creamery to deliver and professionally install across the South West. Hard wearing and reliable, something that can be said of both this bedroom furniture as well as our delivery team. 

Bristol Oak Bedroom Furniture

North American Oak, solid, stylish and great value for money. With veneered panels to create the perfect finish this Bristol Oak Bedroom Furniture is the perfect combination of oak with a modern finish. Bedside tables, blanket box, wardrobe, chest of drawers, make-up table, stool, mirror - the whole bedroom collection. The only thing to consider is what colour rug will look best.

 

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20th December 2019

Parker Knoll Winter Sale promotions

Parker Knoll Winter Sale promotions

As part of our Winter sale until 3rd March 2020, we can offer the following promotions on Parker Knoll upholstery.

These promotions are only available in our furniture stores.

Parker Knoll Colorado - Free footstool

 parker knoll colorado

Free footstool when you purchase five seats from the Parker Knoll Colorado range.
Your order must equate to a minimum of five seats in total from the Parker Knoll Colorado range only.
Choose between a Large Storage Footstool or Lifestyle Footstool, upholstered in a fabric with the same price grade, and receive the footstool free with your order.
Large Two Seater Sofa = 3 seats, Two Seater Sofa = 2 seats, Chair = 1 seat.
Terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.

Parker Knoll Devonshire - Free footstool

devonshire gand sofa

Free footstool when you purchase five seats from the Parker Knoll Devonshire range.
Your order must equate to a minimum of five seats in total from the Parker Knoll Devonshire range only.
Choose between a Winchester, Moseley, Large Storage Footstool or Lifestyle Footstool, upholstered in a fabric with the same price grade, and receive the footstool free with your order.
Large Two Seater Sofa = 3 seats, Two Seater Sofa = 2 seats, Chair = 1 seat.
Terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.

Parker Knoll Burghley - Free footstool

large two seater sofa

Free footstool when you purchase five seats from the Parker Knoll Burghley range.
Your order must equate to a minimum of five seats in total from the Parker Knoll Burghley range only.
Choose between a Winchester, Moseley, Large Storage Footstool or Lifestyle Footstool, upholstered in a fabric with the same price grade, and receive the footstool free with your order.
Large Two Seater Sofa = 3 seats, Two Seater Sofa = 2 seats, Chair = 1 seat.
Terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.

Parker Knoll Hoxton - 3 seater for price of 2

Parker Knoll Hoxton

Receive a Grand Sofa for the price of a Large Two seater, or a Large Two Seater for the price of a Two Seater sofa (where applicable).
This offer is available on the Hoxton and Wycombe ranges only.
Terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.

Parker Knoll Wycombe - 3 seater for price of 2

Parker Knoll Wycombe

Receive a Grand Sofa for the price of a Large Two seater, or a Large Two Seater for the price of a Two Seater sofa (where applicable). This offer is available on the Hoxton and Wycombe ranges only. Terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.

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20th December 2019

G Plan winter promotion - power upgrade offer

G Plan winter promotion - power upgrade offer

As part of our Winter sale until 2nd March 2020, we can offer the following promotions on G Plan upholstery.

These promotions are only available in our furniture stores.

The promotion entitles the consumer to receive a power action piece of furniture for the price of the equivalent manual action piece. This applies to soft cover or leather and can be either a 3 seater, 2 seater or a chair. Only one piece of recliner furniture (a double recliner is one piece) on any order for any one customer. Minimum order 4 seats.

This offer is available on:

G Plan Chloe - Free power upgrade

G Plan Chloe

G Plan Mistral - Free power upgrade

G Plan Mistral

G Plan Washington - Free power upgrade

G Plan Washington

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20th December 2019

New bed gallery in Yeovil store

New bed gallery in Yeovil store

Out with the old and in with the new.

With the recommend replacement age of a bed or mattress at 8-10 years, does yours need replacing?

In our Yeovil furniture store, we have just replaced our displays of Harrison Spinks & Somnus beds, so now is a great time to visit, try them for comfort and see if your old bed need replacing.

Some of the most popular beds in store now.

Harrison Spinks Diamond Bed

Somnus Marquis bed

Somnus Marquis luxury bed

Trying before buying if very important when choosing your new bed.

The correct level of support is what makes a comfortable mattress, this is individual to every person so it is vital to visit our Yeovil furniture store to pick you correct tension for you.

 

Mattress too firm.

Mattress too firm

Mattress too soft.

Mattress too soft

 

Mattress just right.

Mattress just right

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18th December 2019

Industrial style dining & living furniture

Industrial style dining & living furniture

Industrial style living & dining furniture arrives @ Old Creamery Furniture Co.

The winter, industrial style living & dining furniture is a very popular trend. Epitomized by a fusion of wood & metal, this clean lined and contemporary furniture looks great in any modern styled home.

For popular example of industrial furniture, look at:

Soho living & dining furniture

Soho dining table

Alfa living & dining furniture

Alfa dining table

Alfa sideboard

Delta living & dining furniture

Delta industrial sideboard

View in our Yeovil & Taunton furniture stores.

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18th October 2018

£1000 gift voucher competition winner

£1000 gift voucher competition winner

Congratulations to the winner of the £1000 gift voucher prize draw.

Kym Keeley, pictured here in store, in our new Duresta sofa gallery.

We have been staggered by the numbers of entries and would like to thank everyone for their interest. Don't forget to sign up to our mailing list for news of future competitions. www.oldcreameryfurniture.com/mailing-list

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29th June 2018

Duresta sofas and chairs

Duresta sofas and chairs

Duresta sofas represent the pinnacle of luxury. Hand assembled by highly experienced craftspeople in Nottingham from hardwood frames, each sofa frame is guaranteed for 25 years.

Fabrics are chosen from the most prestigious mills and are all exclusive to Duresta. Their skilled team of upholsterers take enormous pride in sewing precision seams to pattern-match even the most complex patterns.

What lies beneath the fabric is of great importance too, Duresta only use top quality fillings and paddings that will provide long-lasting comfort. When it comes to choosing the required level of support, there are a range of options available.

View online www.oldcreameryfurniture.com/duresta/b85

Our in-store specialists can help guide you through all the options.

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22nd December 2017

0% interest free finance now available

0% interest free finance now available

With our Winter sale starting on the 27th December, we wanted to bring a new offer to our customers.

Along with our normal offers of "The Best UK Price" on many major brands, masive stock holding, and quick, professional delivey service, you can now spread the cost of your purchases up to 36 months with our finance offers.

Click here for more details.

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