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london, uk :: columbia road

I am up to my eyeballs wrapping up the last wedding for our season and sewing projects for the upcoming IDSwest. Hope to pop  in before the end of the week to show you what I am working on, but until then, here are some more pictures from London (UK)!

Home of the famous Columbia Road Flower Market, this small area of independent shops are normally only open on the weekends with Sunday being the busiest with the market. If you have the time, I always suggest taking a stroll on both a Saturday and Sunday. It’s like night and day. You won’t even realize that you are at the same place!

Some favourites include Elphick’s (Sharon has amazing taste and I admit to spending too much on my last trip!), Suck and Chew (love the name and the decor), Treacle (click here for my Poppytalk shop tour), Beyond Fabrics (my go to place for sewing notions), and Vintage Heaven / Cake Hole (the name says it all), and Jones Dairy (pretty sure that cat lives there).

 

in the city ::

It seems like we ate a lot of cake this week and thinking back, I think we did – victoria sponge at Drink, Shop & Do, coffee and walnut at the Cake Hole and lemon cheesecake from Broadway Market – Yum! I need to pick up some nice sandwich tins, so that I came make more sponge cake when I get home. Maybe experiment with different fillings and have a cake tasting party? Wouldn’t that be nice!

This week also had us on a bit of a furniture buying spree. I had a few things on my wish list that I wanted to find and bring back with us for both a secret project and for our own home. I can’t believe how many pieces of furniture we are going home with! Our crate home has now increased by 75% – yikes! That being said, Robert had forgotten to include two pieces of large furniture in our original quote, so maybe it’s not that bad. I want to show you my finds now, but it may have to wait until we get back to Vancouver. The light hasn’t been great and my favourite piece is being delivered a day before the crate movers arrive as it won’t fit up the stairwell!