Vintage fabric mini garland in my shop. I love making these so much as every piece is different and beautiful. There is old embroidery of hyacinths and patchwork in this one and I’ve cut out some flowers too.
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I received my copy of Selina’s brand new book a couple of weeks ago and was completely overwhelmed to find so many pics of my house in it. I’ve taken photos of the pages and I’m not going to write anything with them because that would make me feel silly, like when an estate agent shows you round a house saying “this is the kitchen, this is the lounge” and you just want to ask him to please go away so you can look round in peace. The photographer is Catherine Gratwicke and the words are by Joanna Simmons.
Thank you SO much Selina Lake, Catherine Gratwicke, Joanna Simmons and publishers http://www.rylandpeters.com
Last weekend I went with a friend to Pitfield Cafe and shop in Shoreditch.
We had the most delicious lunch in the lovely cafe
I didn’t take any pics of the cafe because it was full and it didn’t feel right pointing my camera at strangers.
It’s a very large space and about three quarters is the shop.
Blury pic of a bit of the food counter.
Lovely old watering cans
Nice isn’t it.
They also sell gorgeous tea towels by Barbara Chandler
Cabinets full of vintage glass
Beautiful huge old prints
Cosy corner and lots of fifties crockery exactly the same as my grandma used to have.
The waitresses were very friendly and actually wiped the crumbs from the tables into their hands and not onto the floor like some places (drives me insane).
What I loved most of all though was the wonderful frontage which I think is outstandingly amazingly beautiful. Just Ahhhhhh
Old Street Tube London.
I took this photo at my Pop up Shop in July. It was hard to ‘style’ it nicely because there is so much and because the lavender hearts are in cellophane bags and they slip and slide all over the place so I just plonked it attractively on the table and hoped for the best. There is a selection of all of these at my on line shop