About Us

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Our Story…

The Bees Knees was started in July 2013 when I was battling breast cancer for the first time. There is only so much daytime TV a girl can stand – so, withthe luxury of time on my hands between treatments, I set out to discover my creative side (which, up until that point had been well and truly hidden!) I bought a couple of pieces of furniture to practice on, and to my surprise and delight, friends and family loved the things I created. I sold my first dining set a month later. My beautiful Mum came up with the unique name for me and the Bees Knees was born. My long suffering partner Andrew swears he is living with a furniture addict. In 2017, after a ongoing battle with cancer, we fulfilled a dream of buying a littl cottage on the beautiful Isle of Skye. On those rare occasions when we’re without a paint brush in our hands, we love long walks with our wee dog Paddy Murphy, in the stunning scenery which surrounds us…

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Our Philosophy…

Here at the Bees Knees, we are passionate about creating and providing fabulous furniture and accessories for your home. We believe it’s possible to create a space, filled with beautiful and unique pieces – as individual as you are. All our items are hand-picked and we search high and low to find these often unappreciated antique, vintage and retro treasures which are bought back to life with tender loving care, giving them style, character and individuality.

“Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful…” Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Happy Clients

“Joanne is an absolute star.. Her work and attention to detail are amazing and her personalised service fantastic. She took the time to understand my preference and pitched in some great suggestions and ideas. I have 5 different pieces from The Bees Knees Furniture and they are all special items to cherish for years to come. I can highly recommend this small business which brings new life to furniture. I am a big fan and I will not hesitate to purchase again. Thank you!” (Veronique Gledhill)

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