May Bank Holiday Opening Times

If you’re popping in to see us this weekend we’ve got some great offers in our showroom if you fancy grabbing a bargain.

Saturday 30th April: 9.30 – 4.30
Sunday 1st May: 12 – 4
Monday: 12 – 4

Did you know May Day has roots in pagan Anglo-Saxon customs and the pagan festival Beltane, which marks the beginning of summer.

Typically, on May Day villages and towns across the UK now mark the beginning of springtime fertility.

This would usually be celebrated with large gatherings of communities, villages holding fetes and other fun activities. The May Queen is also crowned on May Day, and often sees local schoolgirls compete for the crown in honour of Flora, the Roman goddess.

But where does maypole dancing come into all this?

Maypole dancing is another tradition celebrated on May Day, and is seen as a way of saying farewell to winter. Even though summer does not begin until June, May Day is a celebration of things coming to life.

Enjoy your weekend.


WIN! A £200 Shopping Spree every month. Every month we will be giving one lucky person the chance to win a £200 voucher to spend in our showroom on anything other than carpets and flooring.

To enter click here

Terms and Conditions:

By participating, participants agree to abide by and be bound by these Terms and Conditions and to accept decisions of Better with Jam Limited (the “Promoter”) as final and binding in all matters relating to this. Promotion and no correspondence will be entered into. All entry instructions form part of
these Terms and Conditions and any entry which does not comply with these Terms and Conditions shall be invalid.

This is an ongoing Promotion, with one winner selected at random every month.

To enter this Promotion: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

There is 1 prize available, announced every month. The prize consists of a £200 MJ Bird gift voucher.
The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and there is no cash alternative. Only 1 entry per person.

Competition not open to employees of MJ Bird & Son. The prize draw decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The prize draw (the “Prize Draw”) is open to people aged 18 and over who provide their email address after completing the survey.

Employees of MJ Bird & Son or anyone else connected with the Prize Draw may not enter the Prize Draw.

Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.

By submitting your personal information you agree to receive emails from MJ Bird & Son containing offers and developments that we think may interest you. You will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe on every email that we send.

To enter the Prize Draw you must submit your email address through Facebook, Twitter or our website. No purchase is necessary.
If you have any questions about how to enter or in connection with the Prize Draw, please e-mail the ‘promoter’, Better with Jam at

Only one entry per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.

Winners will be chosen from a random draw of entries received in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The draw will be performed by a random computer process. The draw will take place once a month from April 2016.

The winners will be notified by email 72 hours before the prize is announced on our website and social media. If a winner does not respond to MJ Bird & Son or the ‘promoter’ Better with Jam, within 48 hours of being notified then the winner’s prize will be forfeited and the ‘promoter’ Better with Jam shall be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above. If a winner rejects their prize or the entry is invalid or in breach of these Terms and Conditions, the winner’s prize will be forfeited and ‘promoter’ Better with Jam and MJ Bird & Son shall be entitled to select another winner.

The prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.

The winners may be required to take part in promotional and marketing activity related to the Prize Draw and the winner shall participate in such activity on MJ Bird & Son’s reasonable request. The winner consents to the use by the ‘promoter’ Better with Jam of the winner’s voice, image, photograph and name for publicity purposes and in advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice and, in entering the Prize Draw, all entrants consent to the same.

By entering the Prize Draw, you agree to the collection, retention, usage and distribution of your personal information.

MJ Bird & Son accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the prize. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude the liability of MJ Bird & Son for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence.

MJ Bird & Son reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Prize Draw with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud).

MJ Bird & Son shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.

The Prize Draw will be governed by English law and entrants to the Prize Draw submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Tips for choosing soft furnishing and fabrics to bring some personality to your room.

Step 1: Start with a fabric you love and then worry about what to do with it. Whatever you choose, this will form the basis of your colour palette for the room and gives you something to build on.

Step 2: Use pattern to pick up colours. Patterned fabrics are great for dressing up a room and giving it a fresh look.

Step 3: Texture is important when building a room because it adds homely ‘layers’ and movement. It’s also an interesting way to keep the colour palette flowing throughout, without making it too uniform.

Step 4: Take a step back. You don’t want to walk into a room and feel like your head might explode because there’s too much going on. A successful room needs to have balance. Too much of one colour, pattern or texture and a room can look busy.

Experiment and have fun! You can always change it back again.

Frank Hudson heritage of craftsmanship and attention to detail, to give a range of high quality furniture.

These design led, personality pieces that combine the best of traditional craftsmanship with new technology and exciting materials to offer a collection of statement and functional furniture; pieces to suit every style of room.

Bergen Coffee Tables from Hudson Living have an elegant simplicity that will complement most contemporary design schemes. Named after Bergen on the West Coast of Norway, the tables take influence from Scandinavian Furniture Design with semi gloss white tops and greyed ash frame and legs.

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