Weekend Wanderings..


On Saturday Fairy, Bella and I headed to Shoreditch to the Jumble and Pearls vintage and more sale at the Book Club. (A fab cafe in it’s own right with loads going on…and it’s own table tennis table..)


Shoreditch is an eclectic, buzzing, creative, urban area with stories and something different round every corner.  Looking with eyes wide open is a must.


(I was thinking of you, Su..loved the retro letters..)


Opposite the light shop was this fairytale-like Reclamation Yard…we were immediately sidetracked (it doesn’t take much..).  Set in an old church it was like stepping through the wardrobe into Narnia…..

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 I didn’t think so much space existed in central London…

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In my dreams this old French haberdashery unit is pride of place in my kitchen holding bowls and plates..and anything else..

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 We were at Jumble and Pearl to see my wonderful cousin Nathalie (her story here) and see her new merchandise for Sam Says Enjoy Life.

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(My sister swears by these bibs and is always being asked where she got them from)


I also had Bella’s portrait drawn by the lovely Jenny Robins.


I’ve always fancied having a wall of framed ‘street art’ portraits of the kids, drawn across the years, seen with different eyes and marking their growth into adults.


Jenny has said she’ll help, so this is the first one…I like to think the finished collection will be like an Installation in it’s own right..


We headed home, very happy with my purchase from Nathalie – one of her new up-cycled denim bags, perfect to hold in style the daily detritus I manage to accumulate and lug around.


 I particularly like the pockets..that little bit of embroidery is heaven.

Laters, Kate x


  1. dievca

    Another lovely day! (Although, I don’t know with my curves if I want a 2nd bum on my shoulder……wink, wink!) XO

  2. theblackberryboys

    Great day! Wow your cousin is amazing! I am so sorry for her loss 😦 I love the bibs. I want one 🙂 The drawing of Bella turned out really good 🙂 xoxo Fanni

  3. KerryCan

    You packed a lot into the day and into this post! I really like your idea about portraits of the kids–so creative. And, yes, you need that haberdashery unit!

  4. Fashion Mayann

    Your new denim bag is beyond wonderful … eco-fashion is so important ! Bella’s street art portrait is tremendous too (well, this little lady is more than exquisite !). xxxxx

  5. Anny

    I drop some of your posts (like this one) into my London travel file since I do plan to come back someday and you introduce the most awesome areas to visit! P. S. Love the bag!!

  6. fashionassist

    What a great little visual tour you’ve given here Kate—how lovely!
    And Bella’s street art portrait is quite divine!!
    Together you gathered memories, keepsakes…
    and enjoyed life “wandering”!!~ xo

  7. happyface313

    Wonderful pictures – iit looks like you’ve had a an excellent afternoon 🙂
    I love your new denim bag – I have some parts of my daughter’s jeans laying around – now I know what I could transform them into… 😉
    Have a fun and HAPPY week! 🙂

  8. xiafirethorn

    Super pics and it looks like you all had a great day, I think I would still be in that fabulous Reclamation yard, Happy Week to you and yours 🙂