14 March 2014
We are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Dr Edward Haughey, Lord Ballyedmond in a helicopter crash yesterday near his home in Norfolk. Dr Haughey was a regular LASSCO customer – a rubicund and congenial latter-day Hearst he would fall upon our most grandiloquent stock in the manner that might be expected...
7 January 2014
At LASSCO Three Pigeons we’re enjoying a new look and a new shop in which to welcome our customers. What was a tumble-down brick shed – shrouded in ivy with a leaky roof – is now a newly insulated shop “The Coach House”. We have a new counter – well, as you’d expect, it’s cobbled...
20 November 2013
We have identified the origin of some fabulous Georgian cast iron gateposts and railings, boldly cast with distinctive “anthemia” – the honeysuckle motif invented by the ancients and favoured by the Georgians. The gateposts and their accompanying railings were once a well-known landmark on one of London’s busiest thoroughfares: The Old Kent Road. They are...
31 October 2013
The Sunday Telegraph feature at the weekend “Little Black Book” was a delve through the address book of one of the UK’s best known milliners – Mr Stephen Jones. We doff our caps to him – we’re very happy that he’s selected LASSCO Three Pigeons as one of his favourite places: Stephen Jones’ Little Black Book...
29 October 2013
We had a customer here on Saturday wanting an oak beam for his fireplace lintel. We try and keep a selection of them in stock – salvaged, prepped up and ready to sell. It was only when placing one of the beams aside we happened to put it down with daylight glancing along its length and we...
23 October 2013
Have a look at the article about Jessica McCormack’s fabulous new shop in Mayfair featured in the October 2013 issue of World of Interiors. At LASSCO Three Pigeons we worked hard to get just the required look and finish, bringing in the oak from our salvage sources on the Continent. The finished floor looks really smart. Jessica McCormack has...
31 August 2013
Deep in a beautiful oak wood in Hampshire we’ve just discovered a pile of fabulous Victorian lamp posts. They had been there, undisturbed, for twenty-five years. Laid in rows on steel girders, they had been enveloped somewhat by the rhododendrons. The wood is on a beautiful private estate – the hilly grounds of a picturesque...
13 August 2013
Shh, don’t tell! The Secret Pizza Society is popping-up at LASSCO Three Pigeons to serve thin crust pizzas from a traditional wood fired oven out of its little Piaggio Ape on Thursday evening, 5 September. Save the Date! http://www.secretpizzasociety.co.uk/ This will be the first evening pop-up at LASSCO’s Oxfordshire outpost this Autumn: watch this space for more details.