Welcome to Afterglow

Thank you for visiting Afterglow, the home of original and unique designs for you and your home.  We specialise in handcrafted, vintage and upcycled treasures from our shop and studio in the historic market town of Olney, Buckinghamshire.

The name Afterglow means ‘the glow in the sky after sunset’ or ‘a trace of past brilliance’ and this captures our ethos of breathing new life into forgotten items and celebrating traditional crafts.  By sourcing, renovating and painting and decorating old furniture, we turn unloved objects into treasures for a new generation, while reducing landfill.

The shop features the work of local established and up-and-coming designer-makers and collectors and many items are unique or part of a limited edition run.  You can learn more about our designers here.

Our range includes handpainted tables, decoupage guitars and reclaimed mirrors alongside handmade bunting, pretty keepsake boxes and cushions – and much more. We have one off vintage items such as sewing machines and also stock pretty buttons, fabric and ribbon as well as sewing kits for crafty customers.

From Yellow Submarine to The Sound of Music and from Alice in Wonderland to Albert Einstein, our inspiration is eclectic. Many items are one-offs so please visit us soon in Olney or browse our site to explore further.

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