Oaky Doke Vintage Home

About Us

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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

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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Happy shopping!

Timothy Tate

Luisa Busignani
Luisa Busignani
2024-04-14
Lovely vintage shop with outstanding customer service!! When I fall in love with this Victorian table I was not in the position to receive the delivery right away due to house move. Tim kindly agreed to store it for me until I was ready. Cannot recommend it enough!!! Thank you for my lovely addition to my home.
Aimee Lewis
Aimee Lewis
2024-03-31
Absolutely over the moon with my purchase from Oaky Doke Vintage! I ordered a beautiful beech stool with red vinyl seat & it's just perfect, exactly what I was looking for. Delivery was very quick and packaging was extremely secure. Thank you Tim! :)
belinda ripley
belinda ripley
2024-03-14
I absolutely love this site. Last year I bought a dansette record player and recently bought a vintage butterfly table. The delivery was very quick and very well packed so no chance of breakages. Both items were exactly as described and as in the pictures. If you want anything vintage or a bit different this is the place to shop and every item comes with a personal note.I will be using this site for many years to come. Thank you Tim for giving me so much pleasure with my purchases. X
Anne Woberschar
Anne Woberschar
2024-02-21
Merci beaucoup pour votre envoi très soigné et rapide, très bel objet conforme à la description !
Keith Mackenzie
Keith Mackenzie
2024-02-20
Lovely vintage biscuit barrel in great condition. Solid, clean, and handy for storing the little bits and pieces that usually clutter up my bedside table. A bargain at the price, and delivery was super quick.
LARNTHEBARN
LARNTHEBARN
2024-02-06
Really please with the vintage clock purchased and speedy delivery
Marianne Paterson
Marianne Paterson
2023-12-07
Found a wonderful cabinet via Etsy and was signposted to the Oaky Doke Vintage Home website for the best price! Very impressed with the excellent customer service, attention to detail and care shown by Tim, who helped arrange a courier with a very reasonable price for me, coming all of the way to Scotland! Communication throughout excellent. Delighted with the quality of the cabinet, it's unusual aesthetic and multi-function use. Just perfect for helping solve the storage issues in our wee flat! A very happy customer and would highly recommend Tim's vintage business. I'll certainly be browsing the website in future for future finds. Thanks so much Tim!
Mark Studner
Mark Studner
2023-12-07
I am so pleased with my purchase of this stunning antique. I am all the way in Los Angeles and this is my 3rd purchase and I am so pleased with everything I bought. The postage was amazing and I can tell that Tim has great pride in his merchandise and his loyal customers. I will be coming back as much as I can. Thank you Tim for having an amazing store. I still think England has the best antiques. I highly recommend this store!🥰
Harvey Vaknin
Harvey Vaknin
2023-12-04
Great experience ordering from Tim and his business! I ordered a beautiful vintage record player - everything was as described on the website and Tim wrote up some very helpful instructions and advice for using the player too. Communication was fast and detailed, and Tim arranged for my player to be delivered by a trusted courier. Would recommend and use this company again. Thanks again Tim
Mysha Lewis
Mysha Lewis
2023-11-20
Fantastic! The phone we purchased circa 1930s is the perfect addition to our recent home purchase that was built in the 30s! The home came with a place where phones like these would have been and it looks great! Tim, thanks for a wonderful purchasing experience and I’m sure I will be back to find my next vintage item!