Useful pieces include this hall bench seat (background) with trough under for shoes and boots.
These original glass drawer knobs give the finishing touch to a pretty bedroom chest of drawers.
If you are thinking about making changes to your home in 2012, Wild Damson in Dragon Street, Petersfield is a great place to find useful, practical pieces of furniture at reasonable prices.
Tempting me at the moment is a long table with drawers. The top is stripped, the rest painted a restful pale green/blue. There is a long shelf underneath, ideal for pots and pans. I'm day dreaming about stripping out my kitchen and having some free standing pieces. This would be a good start...