Autumn is here and all thoughts turn to garden and home preparation ready for the onset of Winter and home as the days begin to shorten. The country home really comes into it's own in Autumn and Winter with cosy log fires and cast iron cooking pots on the kitchen range.
After a long hard day working in the garden clearing leaves and making bonfires there is nothing better than settling down indoors and enjoying your beautiful country living home, whether you have opted for a traditional country living theme or vintage home style which is easily created with our vintage tin signs and other home accessories.
Here at Yester Home we know the comfort of enjoying the authentic quality of home furnishings from years gone by and the quiet calm of a lasting vintage traditional design that has stood the test of time.
We love to create beautiful reproductions that will be as genuine and useful as the originals were, including our traditional cast iron shelf brackets and Victorian hat and coat hook range.
Country living homes bring their own character to life by the addition of a few choice items crafted using traditional hand crafted methods of production, as there is an innate understanding between the two that enhances the features of both beautifully.
So when the gardening is finished for the day and you sit down to relax, take time to appreciate the timeless appeal of the countryside and the rural abodes surrounding you.
And if your boots are muddy after a hard days work then why not ease your feet out gently using our easy beetle boot pull and throw your boots into your boot room, you know where it is as it has one of our 'boot room' signs on the door. Hang your hat and coat up on a traditional cast iron hat and coat hook and crack open a beer using one of our fab cast iron wall mounted bottle openers. What could be better than that?
Beautiful iron work can be found in many architectural buildings especially those from the Victorian era as the Victorians had to be some of the most prolific iron users in History. Some of the ornamental iron mongery could be said to be a by product of the industrial revolution which saw production of iron products taking off at an incremental rate. In Shropshire and the surrounding areas there is little left of the industrial age, where rural delights and country homes seek out traditional cast iron home wear to display in and around the home. Ironbridge in Shropshire was at the heart of the production of fine castings, ’ Iron ore was first smelted by Abraham Darby using easily mined "cooking coal". The coal was drawn from drift mines in the sides of the valley. As it contained far fewer impurities than normal coal, the iron it produced was of a superior quality’. Wikipedia.
Bridgnorth is also a beautiful Historic town where many fine examples of country cottages and homes can be found from days gone by. Yester Home has captured this timeless quality beautifully in it’s cast iron home wear which is manufactured in our foundry in Wolverhampton. Our offices and dispatch can be found just outside this Historic town in the nearby Upper Aston Farm, at Upper Aston Claverley.
We also have a stand at Jones's vintage and retro centre nearby where many delightful household items reproduced from original Victorian patterns can be found displayed in this distinctly vintage setting.
Some of the most popular items to be made into iron work include ornamental cast iron shelf brackets, door porters and balcony railings.
Today we can see country manor houses using cast iron hat and coat hooks in their entrance hallways, but also country cottages and farm houses.
Cast iron has become the popular choice for iron work pieces of all kinds in and around the home, including, table top trivets and pan stands, brackets, door furniture, coat hooks, drawer pulls, cabinet knobs and pulls.
It is a delight to know that authentic manufacturers still exist today in post Victorian England and that it is still possible to buy some excellently crafted ironwork.
The majority of foundries that produce high quality work are still to be found in and around the Black Country and some who manufacture the fine cast ware for Yester Home have many years expertise in the industry, sometimes able to produce bespoke castings where required.
Cast iron lends itself well to use around the home, especially in the kitchen and hallway where an array of home wear has been designed and cast since the Victorians began casting in iron. Some superb pieces can still be found today from original manufacturers such as Kenrick, but for consistence and supply, today’s metal workers can produce some wonderful cast household ironwork, that can be enjoyed as much by modern home owners as their fore fathers.
November 08, 2015 — Edward Styles