The House Whisperer

Columbia Road (London).

In Cities, I like on 16/04/2011 at 15:17

Perfect Sunday.

Perfect weather. Perfect time to go out and visit one of London hotspots, Columbia Road Flower Market in Shoreditch. The street, is known by a lot of Londoners as the place to buy cheap plants and flowers and have a stroll around the antiques shops  and other galleries. People are queuing to have a late breakfast at one of the coffee stands in the neighboring streets and the ambiance is amazing. All kind of people, young and old,mix together.

Classy

Flower market

Real Smart, fake grass.

In the beginning of the street, you will find a fantastic shop called ” Vintage Heaven” selling vintage home ware, glass, porcelain,old blankets and luggage and plenty of other home stuff

Vintage Heaven

Vintage luggage

Next to the shop is ”Pot Luck” with a variety of coloured pots for in and out.

A bit further down the road you will find ”Future Vintage”  with second hand Gucci, Chanel, Shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood, I saw a beautiful dress by Giles Deacon and some things by Vivienne Westwood. And loads of other brands.

Future vintage.

On the corner of the street market ,a very sympatetic shop with paraphernalia,paint, cards, tiles, games, etc called Supernice.

Supernice.

In the middle of the street there are 2 shops  given the most poetic name:” Our true intent is all for your delight”. They import furniture made of driftwood, sixties pottery,large mirrors, candlesticks in different materials and a lot of objects from all over the world. a very nice mix. I absolutely love the walls in corrugated iron plates.

Knitted ducks, soooo cute…..

Knitted ducks for a happy Eastern.

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