Old Man & Magpie
Old Man & Magpie
reclaimed wood furniture and small batch hand poured soy wax candles
Old Man & Magpie make reclaimed wood furniture and small batch hand poured soy wax candles in a tiny work shop in the north west of England.
The idea for Old Man & Magpie was born at the same time as their first child.
Following a reshuffle in family life, Garry decided to quit his job and concentrate his time & energy on raising their daughter.
After 6 months they knew that they needed to come up with a way of making a little extra money to pay for the simple things – as well as something to keep his hands & mind busy during the (few) hours that he had to himself.
Garry decided to utilise the basic skills he learnt as a joiner in his teenage years as well as the small workshop space that was attached to their home. He went about creating some simple pieces of wooden furniture using some timbers that he salvaged from a local demolition site.
The brand developed further with the creation of candles as they thought it would be a good addition to their range of products and a way to keep their online shop active whilst Garry worked on orders. Jemma researched, made, tested, developed, made and retested a number of scents, waxes and jars over a couple months and they now have a beautiful product they are really happy with.
You can find Garry & Jemma with a stall at various market locations selling their candles alongside some of the smaller pieces of wood work. If you want to meet them, please email them in advance to confirm they will be there to avoid disappointment. They also are subscribed to iZettle so now accept card payments, Apple Pay, etc on the stall.
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1st Sunday of the month – Knutsford Makers Market
2nd Sunday of the month – Northern Quarter Makers Market
3rd Sunday of the month – Spinningfields Makers Market
4th Sunday of the month – The Lowry Makers Market
Forthcoming Additional Dates:
The Lowry Makers Market on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August
Contact us for more details on
- Hand poured
- Essential oil candles
- Reclaimed wood
- Small batch
- House wares