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  • 29 October 2013

    Here be Witchcraft

    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

    Chevron Oak Parquet Featured

    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...

  • 14 October 2013

    A few fields away from The Three Pigeons…

    Our friends and neighbours at the world famous Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, a few fields away from The Three Pigeons, have a special event next month to tempt LASSCO customers (& staff!): 2oth November 2013 – An Exclusive Evening Behind-the-scenes at The Ashmolean Enjoy an evening with three expert curators from the world-renowned Ashmolean, Britain’s oldest museum. Explore the rich...

  • 14 October 2013

    ‘An English Room’,

    What is the essence of an English room? In our hearts we all hold an idea of it. Portrait photographer Derry Moore, who has 37 works in the National Portrait Gallery, has set out to capture it in his fascinating new book, An English Room, a series of pictures of 33 aristocrats, actors, writers and...

  • 12 October 2013

    Reclaimed wood featured in November’s Country Living,

    Earlier this year an  original exhibition, Wool House, took place  at Somerset House in London.  Josephine Ryan, an antiques dealer and interior designer styled one of  the rooms  using reclaimed wood  from  LASSCO to make panelling and shelves.  These and other ideas are  featured in the Wonder of Wool article produced by Ben Kendrick in the new Country Living magazine.    ‘Reclaimed wood makes the...

  • 3 September 2013


    The Three Pigeons’ first pop-up proved popular!  Thanks to all concerned.  Watch this space for future pop-ups planned at LASSCO’s Oxfordshire site!   Margherita – £5 Tomato sauce, Mozzarella & Basil Highwayman’s Supper -£7 Pancetta & Olives Chilli King -£6 Chorizo & Chilli Flakes Admiral – £6 Anchovies & Lemon Zest Field – £7 Mushroom,...

  • 31 August 2013

    Lamp posts in the Woods

    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! This will be the first evening pop-up  at LASSCO’s Oxfordshire outpost this Autumn: watch this space for more details.

  • 18 June 2013

    Seeking Sappho

    Maria Yiannikou is inspired by a Peter Hone cast in June’s World of Interiors.  Her Inspirations page features Sappho, the Greek lyric poetess. “What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.” You can see a wonderful range of Peter Hone’s creations at LASSCO Three Pigeons. Available for indoor use,  in ‘Hone stone’ for outdoor use and also...

  • 18 June 2013

    LASSCO in Gardens Illustrated design sourcebook, June 2013

    Fine and Dandy!  Gardens Illustrated chose an English Regency-style 3-seater bench from LASSCO Three Pigeons as one the best metal benches around. (Pictured bottom right). Other benches currently on sale  at LASSCO Three Pigeons include: /?id=58&tx_evlasscoproductdetail_pi1[uid]=17947 /index.php?id=58&tx_evlasscoproductdetail_pi1[uid]=17943

  • 26 February 2013

    Last of the gas lantern makers.

    LASSCO has had working relationships with numerous small workshops and specialist craftsmen over the years. Perhaps the longest association is held with Paul Clayton: last of the gas lantern makers. Paul’s house is hidden in a Hertfordshire market town – up the end of a cobbled mews. The archway into the mews is too small...

  • 19 February 2013

    The Oxford Times finds the food “Delicious”, the shop “Lavish” & our Master Plaster Caster “Fascinating”!

    The Oxford Times has a monthly colour supplement called Limited Edition and, not for the first time, they have done us proud over the past two editions with extensive features on both the restaurant and the shop at LASSCO Three Pigeons. In the January edition, our chef, Sam Atkinson, delighted the reviewer for the “Food...