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18th August 2017
Coffee Shop Now Open!
Coffee Shop Now Open!

Finally after 30 odd years, we now have a coffee shop. The Coffee Box @ Wells Reclamation is selling lovely coffee - beans supplied by Somerset roaster Martin Carwadine & Co. We've even learnt how to make a Flat White. Along with coffee, we have tea, soft drinks and snacks. Now you can visit us, have a wander and then have a coffee and a ponder! We will also be selling hot snacks and sandwiches in the not too distant future. We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

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24th May 2017
Got a difficult friend? We can help.
Got a difficult friend? We can help.

We've all got one of those friends who are really difficult to buy for. The one who has everything, or worse never knows what they want....Joy oh joy. 

The beauty of working somewhere like Wells Reclamation is having the widest and wildest choices possible for every conceivable event or important date. So for all those difficult friends, here is a selection of gifts to make them laugh, cry or even block you on Facebook.

Pink Flamingo's are everywhere - wallpaper, t-shirts, greetings cards and now available to buy online and in store at Wells Reclamation. They are just fabulous. And it's no wonder a group of flamingos is called a 'flamboyance'. They are the ultimate in outrageous plumage! I dare anyone not to like them. Birds are beautiful. Fact.

For the more discerning customer, one who might like the countrylife....how about a flying pig!? Silly and amusing, they make wonderful gifts. They are also small enough to have indoors or out. And they make great door stops.

For that friend you've been trying to ditch since Freshers Week in University (25 years ago) - look no further... An aggressive looking Scooby Dooesque flying gargoyle

A truly remarkable acheivement in excellent casting and detail to create a strangely appealing statue. (See also 'how to get rid of an unwanted house guest 2.0').

For those loved ones in your life that like a more flamboyant interior what about the harlequin coffee table or maybe the crazy red and silver chaise? Both items have a definite 'wow' factor and I promise you will not find anything the same anywhere else!


Finally, who can resist one of our signature cast iron cows? Wonderful on their own, better as a herd!

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4th March 2017
Hello Spring!
Hello Spring!

Spring...Apparently this is the time to prepare your garden for its inevitable awakening. Unfortunately, I never actually put mine to bed so it looks pretty groggy...like a 50 year old man after a stag weekend in Prague.

However, I have faith in my few neglected plants. They've learnt to be hardier than normal due to their poor upbringing and obvious neglect. That clematis will recover and burst into bloom at some point. Mind you, considering I have been known to kill rosemary (the herb, not an actual person) it could go either way.

What can be done though, is making the garden look attractive by adding things that don't need any care whatsoever. (My kind of garden). Instead of planting a rose bush (it will involve pruning and some expert knowledge) why not have a beautiful statue. This will last a lifetime and actually gets better with age, like that aforementioned 50 year old man. 

If a statue isn't your thing, what about a nice bench? Wood, stone or metal, depending on the look you're after. The wooden one will need more care than stone or metal but all will give your garden a focal point and somewhere quiet to sit, pondering how we've ended up in a world with a US President named after a gaseous excretion...You literally couldn't make it up. 

You could add a birdbath or bird feeder. Both of which will bring wildlife to the garden - especially squirrels... But the joy of birdbaths and feeders is the fact they need no care and the rain will keep the bath topped up. Perfect for the lazy gardener (i.e. me).

Of course, it could be time for some new garden furniture. Again metal probably requires less maintenance than wood and if you get bored with the colour, you just spray them a different colour. 

However, the ultimate in lazy gardening has to be the 'no mow' lawn. Imagine the time and money you save! No more Sundays spent walking up and down forever in pursuit of the perfect lawn. Unfortunately, this is the only thing we don't sell so scratch that idea and choose a lovely flagstone patio instead. And you then have the excuse to buy a power washer to keep it clean - low maintenance and an excuse for more toys. It's a win-win!

Happy Spring!  

 

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13th January 2017
Warm your cockles...
Warm your cockles...

Luckily here in deepest darkest somerset, the predicted snowfall seems to have passed us by. However, it's still a bit nippy (bloody freezing) so maybe it's time to think about sprucing up your fireplace. As usual, we have a large selection of reclaimed original fireplaces, fire surrounds and fire grates in stock. Cast iron, wooden, hand carved stone, marble and slate so we're pretty sure we'll have something to suit every taste and budget.

The Victorian's were very keen on the larger decorative cast iron fireplaces for their main sitting room. The dramatic black cast iron fireplace was softened with the fashion for ceramic tiles, often handpainted depicting country scenes or more simplistic in design e.g flowers in bright colours. If the Victorian look is your bag, then we have plenty of options available and we can deliver all over the country.

If your space is on the small side, then a 'bedroom' fireplace could be an option. Before the joys of central heating, every room would have had a fireplace, including the bedrooms. These examples are often simpler in design and look more at home in a contemporary space. However, they are small and can only give out a limited amount of heat. 

If an open fire is not your thing, then a wood burner is the way to go. They give off such a lovely heat and burn less fuel than an open fire meaning fewer trips to the log pile. We have both reclaimed and new in stock but they are not available to purchase online so please pop in to have a look. 

We have a vast selection of fire surrounds in stock - pine, painted, marble etc. We also have a beautiful range of hand carved stone surrounds. These are a lovely buff coloured sandstone and look fantastic in both period and and modern properties. The prices are also highly competitive. Our selection of reclaimed and new fire grates go perfectly with this look. 

To finish the look we have a vast selection of both reclaimed and new fireside accessories. Copper skuttles, cast iron companion sets and brass fenders are all available to purchase in store. 

So Wells Reclamation can definitely help you warm your cockles and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Wrap up warm!

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12th January 2017
Thought for the day...
Thought for the day...

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Albert Einstein

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11th January 2017
Thought for the day...
Thought for the day...

I dream of a better world... One where a chicken can cross the road without having their motives questioned...

 

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3rd January 2017
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

Welcome back and happy 2017!

Wells Reclamation is now open Our normal working hours are from 8.30am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am until 4pm on Saturdays.

See you soon!

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24th December 2016
Joke Advent Calendar - Window number 24
Joke Advent Calendar - Window number 24

The final window of humour is upon us. This is it peeps, the big one....

 

Q: What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees?

A: Horn-aments

 

Well that was worth the wait.

Merry Christmas one and all, and I hope your cracker jokes are better than this classic! See you next year...

Ho! Ho! Ho!

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23rd December 2016
Joke Advent Calendar - Window number 23
Joke Advent Calendar - Window number 23

Home straight... nearly there...

 

Q: Why are Christmas trees so bad at knitting?

A: Because they always drop their needles.

 

Someone out there doesn't like me...

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22nd December 2016
Joke Advent Calendar - Window number 22
Joke Advent Calendar - Window number 22

All I want for Christmas is a funny joke...

 

Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire

A: Frost bite

 

Well it definitely hasn't happened today

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