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PUBLISHED: 17:24 15 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:24 15 May 2013

Sophie Smith of Artemis Homes and Antiques in Blakeney

Sophie Smith of Artemis Homes and Antiques in Blakeney


A new place for the old

Just open at Blakeney is the lovely Artemis Homes and Antiques, on Westgate Street, offering an eclectic mix of antiques, furniture, books, ceramics, fine art and mirrors.

Norfolk-born Sophie Smith tells us she decided to open her own shop after leaving her stall in London’s famous Camden Passage to indulge in her passion for objets d’art. Sophie’s favourite design periods, which will feature strongly in the Artemis range, are Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts.

She explains: “The detail and craftsmanship in these lovely old pieces are hard to match now, and it seems to me that they are, if anything, enhanced by a modern home environment.

“Finding a new role for something beautiful and useful from the past is the best kind of recycling.”

Sophie chose the name Artemis - after the ancient Greek goddess of hunting - to reflect her own searching out of antiques from auction houses and through her many contacts.

Langham Glass makes the move

Langham Glass factory has moved to the heart of Fakenham from its original setting in the village of Langham.

Established in 1979 and still run as a family business, Langham Glass’s new visitors’ centre is a fascinating destination where you can learn about as well as buy beautiful examples of glass work.

Take part in your own glass-making experience or watch the team of glass-makers using traditional techniques to create fine handmade pieces.

Langham Glass also stocks quality British-made products, such as Portmeirion, Joules, Norfolk Lavender and Moorcroft, plus a wide selection of giftware from birds and animals to vases and table decorations.

And you can even stop for light lunch, homemade cakes or tea and coffee while you’re there. Open all year round, pop in or find out more at www.langhamglass.co.uk.

Getting warmer

Roll on the hot summer days when we have to worry about feeling too hot indoors!

Don’t despair if you do feel the heat though, Jackson Air Conditioning, a family-run business established in 1984 and keen to develop its Norfolk business, offers a friendly, professional service for air conditioning systems.

Well experienced and knowledgable about design, supply, installation, maintenance and repair of all major manufacturers’ equipment, the Jackson team are able to talk to you about making the right decision for your specific needs.

If you’re after an efficiently modern, low energy air conditioning system, Unico offers cooling, heating and ventilation in one quiet, draft-free system that can be easily installed above ceilings or inside cupboards - the small outlets can even be installed in flooring.


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