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New photography for October

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Here at Plumbs we introduce new fabrics and colours on a pretty much constant basis, meaning we have a very busy photography studio! We have had lots of shots done recently that will be used for a whole range of things, everything from putting them on our adverts to giving them to the consultants. This means they can show potential customers what our new fabrics will look like when made up into beautiful covers and reupholstery. I just thought I would share some of our recent photos with you.

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Plumbs Winter Warmers - New Autumn/Winter Collections Launched

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The first snow of the winter has fallen, and here I was thinking it was still Autumn! But even if you’re not under a blanket of snow (albeit a very thin blanket) like the people of Aberdeen, your thoughts might soon be turning to cosying up for winter. You can make sure that your home has that essential warm and comfortable atmosphere by sprucing it up for the season.

Winter is a time when everyone has plenty of visitors so making it warm and welcoming on dark nights is an essential. The key colours for winter are traditionally red, gold and green but this year Plumbs are pegging deep purples in violet and mulberry.



Our newly launched Autumn and Winter ranges consist of the ‘Palazzo Anniversary Collection’, the ‘Bijoux Collection’ and our ‘Timeless Classics’. When we launched them we made sure not only did they have plenty of these on trend colours that would be perfect for the winter season but lots of other colours that would look great throughout the year.



A great fabric for the winter is out Luxury Cord Velour design in Mulberry. It is a sumptuous chenille fabric meaning it offers outstanding washability with no shrinkage, quick drying technology with no need to iron and is so soft to touch, making it perfect for snuggling up to on a cold winter’s night. It is also available in other wintery colours such as chocolate, purple, and for the brave, black. With such a wide range of fabrics available, there is a massive selection of warming colours to choose from.

For a more subtle change to your living room, our made to measure curtains can offer instant warmth. For the winter months you can have thickly lined curtains in a wide selection of fabrics, beautifully lined to keep the heat in.

If you don’t want to make drastic changes to you room decorate it with scented candles and seasonal flowers, cosy scatter cushions, and fleece throws. Spiced apple and cinnamon are the key fragrances for the wintertime. Lighting is important too so use lamps for more intimate ambience with warm luminescent light bulbs or burn candles to create that cosy atmosphere.
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Plumbs top 5 reasons to buy loose covers

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One of the easiest ways to update the look of your living room without having to spend money on new furniture is to buy loose covers. Here are our top 5 reasons why furniture covers can make your life so much easier and breathe new life into your existing furniture.

1)      No need to buy new furniture

As Mr Osbourne announces his much awaited budget cuts, everyone is finding it more and more important to save money. And shelling out £2000 or more on a new suite is just not in everyone’s budget. With loose covers there is no need to anyway, you can extend the life of your sofa for years because the damage and stains caused by everyday life are no longer there for everyone to see!

2)      Give your living room a brand new look

Nothing can make your room look more weary than furniture that looks like it has seen better days. With loose covers you can liven up your furniture in a whole new way.  Plumbs have a wide selection of fabrics in plains, florals, stripes and mini designs in a whole array of colours. With everything from classic to contemporary, you’ll be able to find the perfect fabric, which will instantly breathe life into your living room.



Loose covers also enable you to match up all your mismatched furniture. I’ve collected different pieces of furniture over time and therefore they all have a different ‘look’. You may have bought a recliner one year and then a sofa a year or two later and they just don’t match. Loose covers mean that you can now match all of these odd pieces together.

3)      Protect your furniture from everyday mishaps

If you have children, pets or have witnessed the dangers of red wine then you’ll know that accidents tend to happen. Drinks will be spilled, food will be dropped and furniture will look tired after being jumped or slumped on by children and teenagers. By using loose covers you can protect your original, and often expensive furniture from these everyday mishaps. This ties in nicely with point 4…

4)      Easy to care for

This is one of the big reason why people purchase loose furniture covers, they are just so easy to care for. When they become dirty (just see the above!) you simply put them in your washing machine and they will come out looking as good as new. It’s that easy!

5)      Help protect the Environment

By choosing to buy loose furniture covers and not a new sofa, you are saving your current furniture from landfill. Not only that, but all of Plumbs products, be that loose covers, curtains or reupholstery are made in the UK with many of the fabrics being locally sourced too.

These are Plumbs top 5 reasons for using loose covers, we would love to hear yours if you have any!
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Congratulations to Susan Oswell, the winner of the Golden Anniversary prize draw!

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To celebrate Plumbs 50 th anniversary during 2010, customers got the opportunity to enter a special prize draw to win a luxury cruise.

The fabulous all inclusive prize including a balcony stateroom took in the sights of Barcelona, Rome, Florence, Monte Carlo, Catagena and Cadiz. Every Plumbs customer who placed an order before 30 th June was eligible to enter.

The 14 night cruise for 2 people was eventually won by Mrs. Sue Oswell from Aylesbury in Berkshire. Sue said , "So many people have said that they didn't believe these prizes were ever won." Well the Plumbs prize of a cruise certainly was won by a delighted Mrs. Oswell!



She remarked, “My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our cruise aboard the P&O Oceana. The food was excellent as was the variety of activities and entertainment onboard.”

Not only had Mrs. Oswell won the cruise but had also been thrilled with new furniture covers from Plumbs. She wrote, “I’m very happy with the way your covers have drawn together the décor in my sitting room and with their quality and the service I received."

Other prizes included luxury curtains, ottomans, hand tailored throws, Plumbs accessory vouchers and Marks & Spencer vouchers. Congratulations to all of our 50 prize winners and a special congratulations to Mrs. Oswell from everyone at Plumbs!
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Ring down the wing! Plumbs help find long lost wedding ring

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As you can imagine we find all sorts of things down the back of furniture as we talked about in our previous post, “The Weird and The Wonderful – What’s down your sofa?” But I couldn’t resist adding another customer story that we recently received a letter about here at Head Office.

Mrs Reeve wrote to us to not only let us know how thrilled she was with her reupholstery, but also to say how delighted she was when her technical designer rang to say he had found her wedding ring that had been missing for 8 years down the wing of her arm chair.



Mrs Reeve said “We’ve had our furniture for about 25 years, it’s part of the family. I was thrilled when my chairs and settee were returned looking and feeling as good as new. The highlight of my story though was when Mr Marsh (the technical designer) returned a lost wedding ring after eight years!”

She also commented on the “friendly and professional manner” of the Plumbs home consultant. “He let the fabric do the talking and wasn’t pushy in his sell. It was wonderful to find a firm that were very professional from start to finish with good ‘old fashioned’ service. Well Done!”
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