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We're 6 months old; here's our gift to you!

Dutch stripped pine 4-drawer chest

On Saturday 27th August we'll have been open for six whole months. Time has flown by and Ken and I have loved every minute: we've loved meeting you, our customers; we've loved meeting and hosting new traders and we've loved treasure-hunting to bring new and exciting pieces for you to peruse.

Over the six months we've been delighted to welcome Simon and his Tea at the Shed tea room - we know you'll agree that he offers the best selection of tea, coffee, paninis, sandwiches, cakes (and gluten free delights), and cream teas in the region. Isn't it great to be able to sit back and relax while you contemplate all the delights that you've seen in our 5000 square feet of antiques, vintage and brocante products? We've welcomed several new traders, we're hosting upholstery workshops and Ken has qualified as a PAT tester. So many exciting things have happened that we're looking forward to the next six months!

So, to mark our anniversary, we'd like to give something back to you:

Pictured above is a Dutch four-drawer stripped pine chest and the lucky winner of our competition will receive this as a thank you from us. All you need to do is:

  1. Guess the value (the price that we have this chest of drawers on sale for currently), of the chest to the nearest £1 (GBP).

  2. All answers should be sent to: by midday on Saturday 3rd September 2016. In the event that we have several guesses that are spot on the mark, we will ask an independent person (a person that does not work, or have any professional association with The SHED, and someone that is not a contestant themselves), to pick a winner at random.

  3. The winner will be notified by email within two days of the competition closure, and we keep the chest stored for you to collect at your convenience (we can deliver within the local area by arrangement).

  4. Entry emails should contain your full name, address and a contact telephone number as well as your guess in the format "My guess at the current price of the Dutch, stripped pine chest is £(price in GBP)."

  5. Terms and conditions* apply.

We wish you all the best of luck - please pass on the link to this blog so that your friends and family can have the chance to win. We'd also be grateful for any new Facebook likes or shares, any new Twitter or Instagram followers or subscribers to our LinkedIn or Google+ pages. Anyone who's visited The SHED is also welcome to leave a Google review so that we can spread the word and our treasure can be discovered by more and more people; we love treasure hunting so the more we sell, the more treasure we can find.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing you soon!

*Terms & Conditions: This competition is run by The SHED, Suffolk, 1a High Street, Sproughton, Suffolk, IP8 3AF and entries should be sent by email only to: Our competition is open to anyone who is able to collect the prize chest from us (local delivery can be arranged). Anyone employed by the The SHED, anyone associated with The SHED, or their friends and relatives may not enter this competition. This blog post and the competition that it contains has been publicised via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and LinkedIn - we will not accept entries, however, via these channels - all entries MUST be via the email address stated above. There is no association with any of the social media channels named previously and this competition is not endorsed by any social media channel. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition; to enter, please submit, to the above email address, by the closing date/time, your guess at the current sale price of the 4-drawer stripped pine Dutch chest pictured in this blog post. Only one guess may be entered per email address - in the event that we receive more than one guess from single email address, we will use the first one received (by date/time) as the valid entry. Any email guesses received after the closing date/time (12 noon on Saturday 3rd September 2016), will not be entered in to the competition. In the case of two or more emails containing the correct price, our random selection will take place within two days of the closing date (by end Monday September 5th, 2016) and will be carried out by an independent adjudicator. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

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