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Why We Love Local Cincinnati Artist, Karin Sheer

Karin Sheer is a local Cincinnati artist who specializes in landscapes, seascapes, and still life oil paintings.  "Beach Boy" is shown above. Karin Sheer has been a fixture at English Traditions for over ten years and she still continues to amaze us with each and every piece that she brings through our doors.  "Egret" is shown above.  Karin paints things that strike her eye. She finds inspiration in things ranging from a dilapidated barn near the Irish Sea to the neighborhood cat, Domino, who finds himself in a sunbeam on her porch. In every piece that she creates, her close attention to detail is extremely apparent. She is a master of texture and color and is always able to find the...

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Celebrating 25 Years with Up to 50% Upholstery

English Traditions is celebrating 25 years!  To commemorate our quadranscentennial we are offering huge savings for our customers. Chose from any of our amazing upholstery lines like Lee Industries, CR Laine and Wesley Hall. LEE INDUSTRIES Here is a sneak-peek at a lovely sitting room by Lee Industries. One of our favorites, the classic tight back, english arm apartment sofa, is just the traditional style we are known for. This ottoman is upholstered in one-of-a-kind antique rugs.  Each one is different and unique.   CR LAINE Here's a beautiful room setting by CR Laine is light, airy and neutral. The Lisbon Sofa The Sotheby Leather Chair The Gaston Octagonal Ottoman The Aledo Chair   WESLEY HALL  Last, but certainly not least, a beautifully designed...

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3 of Our Favorite Tufted Pieces

Tufting is a popular upholstery design that we love to use here at English Traditions. With a wide range of leather and fabric suitable for every style, choosing your perfect piece has never been easier. The Irving Chair is an extremely unique piece of upholstery. Its shape molds to the body and provides endless comfort. You sit in style with this chair.  Ottomans are a great way to add subtle texture to any space, all while being versatile. Its all around tufting creates a look of elegance and sophistication.  A tufted sofa is yet another fantastic way to bring texture into any space. The Tufting mixed with nail-heads merges classic style with industrialism and makes for a one of a kind...

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Celebrating 25 Years: Through Mary Cordill's Eyes

I recently sat down with my Mimi, Mary Cordill, the owner and founder of English Traditions. I asked her questions regarding her experience in this business and what it feels like to celebrate 25 years of English Traditions. Her story is extremely inspirational to me as it teaches a lesson of perseverance and keeping faith in yourself, even in the hardest of times. Her responses to these questions are below.   Why did you do it? “I have always loved antiques. Living in Connecticut, I encountered many pieces of antique pine furniture and I soon realized I could buy and sell these pieces while making money on them. I absolutely loved the ‘look’ and I was ‘hooked’. I took a leap...

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