Oaky Doke Vintage Home
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I became fascinated with antiques, and anything that could be as old as my grandma at a young age, and have adored everything from flea markets to grand period houses full of interesting things ever since.
In 2018 I founded Oaky Doke Vintage Home to help save my vintage finds and keep their story alive for decades to come.
New is not always best. You have been led here by a shared interest in the fascinating and often superior design and build quality of furniture, lighting, storage, kitchenalia, mirrors, decor and more from our history.
Tim, Oaky Doke Founder
To love it and want it in our lives is to want to connect with our ancestors, to understand and appreciate how it was to live outside our own time.
Antiques and Vintage isn't all about the past however. At this critical point in our planet's life, there is no wiser time to be reducing our footprint, and buying older items is not only the most original way of curating our homes and workplaces, but the most sustainable for the future.
I source from all over Wales, England and beyond, collating a trove of wonders full of things I love and know others will too. Making over 3000 sales in my first 5 years trading, I knew I must have got something right, so in 2023 I created this website, where all the brightest gems are presented to you.
I restore the bulk of items myself, and work with specialists for record players, lighting, gramophones, clocks and glass where required.
It is a curated shop with only the most stylish and wonderful homewares from antiques, through Art Nouveau, Art Deco to the broader mid-century through the 60s and as far as the 90s. Yes people, the 90s is vintage now!
You will find everything from Antique Opticians Test Lenses to shoe shop stools; fully restored 60s record players, railway signs to Atomic coat racks, serviced typewriters to mid-century medical cabinets and a whole world more.
We have provided many pieces to set dress films, including the Warner Brothers in the USA and TV shows in the UK including Black Mirror, Emmerdale and Grantchester. We've also supplied theatres such as The Globe theatre and Sadlers Wells in London, in addition to establishments including The Savoy Hotel, London, plus the homes of some famous pop stars and comedians! We now offer a rental service for items required for film, productions, and events.
Since 2018 we have served thousands of customers from the Bahamas to New Zealand, Tokyo, and New York. Though we love to serve those closest most of all, and offer free shipping for many items within mainland UK and collection from central Cardiff.
Every home deserves a touch of character and individuality. Why settle for mass-produced, generic decor when you can adorn your living spaces with one-of-a-kind pieces that tell a story? Each item carries a history which fills your home with heritage and soul. Whether you are seeking to create a vintage-inspired ambiance or looking for that standout conversation piece, Oaky Doke Vintage Home is by your side.
I am passionately committed to reducing environmental waste. As such I use 100% recycled or recyclable materials to pack goods, from boxes, cardboard padding and the best kraft paper sealing tape, all of it as good or better than its plastic alternatives.
I still have an Etsy shop, where Oaky Doke began life (originally selling handmade wooden items, hence the Oak in the name), though the best prices are all to be found here at your new vintage home, www.oakydokevintage.co.uk. With well over 500 five-star reviews across Google and Etsy, you are in safe hands.
We are always on hand to assist you with any inquiries or provide guidance throughout your shopping experience and are committed to making your journey with Oaky Doke as memorable as the pieces you discover. So please contact us with any queries, interesting good-quality items for sale, collaborations and projects or to discuss deals on the purchase of multiple items.
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"Thank you Tim for this beautiful mirror. It arrived in perfect condition (thanks to your expert packaging) and delivery was super quick"
"As expected, really nice! Thank you".
"Arrived and was exactly as advertised, also packaged really well for transporting. Very easy to deal with and quick delivery".
"So pleased with this find. Lovely memories attached. Delivered super fast and perfectly packaged".