Sunday, October 15, 2006
Highlights of London
We had a fantastic time in London - great food, lovely weather and I managed to fit in a couple of flowery trips in between the museums and historic buildings.
This is a photo of Appley Hoare Exterieur, a flower and garden bits shop attached to the antique shop Appley Hoare in Pimlico Road, Chelsea. http://www.appleyhoare.com/appleyhoareexterieur.asp. The shop is a beautiful extension to the antique shop - both are filled with the kind of shabby metal and wooden furniture which has built up a patina of rough paint and lichen. The type of thing that looks like it has been found in a French Chateau sale.
However, while there is no way that I can afford to buy the beautiful garden benches or tables, the flower shop has bits and bobs which are perfectly affordable - zinc pots, baskets, bulbs and trugs. The day I was there it had the first of the tender narcissi - a beautiful pale lemon - for £2 a bunch.