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…..
I didn’t think so much space existed in central London…
In my dreams this old French haberdashery unit is pride of place in my kitchen holding bowls and plates..and anything else..
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.
(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
Looks like a perfect Saturday out & about!
It was a good ‘un..I always love a trip to an unexpected bit of London… xxx
Another lovely day! (Although, I don’t know with my curves if I want a 2nd bum on my shoulder……wink, wink!) XO
Hehe! I’ve been using it all week..we’re going to do some sewing this week and just contemplating adding some pom poms and patches! xxx
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
Thanks Fanni..she is very very special.. xxx
Nice pics and I love the denim bag, too cute!!
It’s a very clever design..carries LOADS! xxx
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!
Isn’t it fab? I’ve got kitchens on the brain at the moment… xxx
Wow! Must get me to THAT church! Xxx
Apparently it was the original Lasco – I’ve still not got to the new one in Vauxhall but I hear it has a fab restaurant.. xxx
What a great trip – so many things to do and see and to covet. Love the saturated colours, what are you shooting with?
Some on my iphone – not great in dark situations, others on my Canon DSLR xxx
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
The bag is fab..we’re going to add more to it..have some neon pink pom poms that are crying out to be used… xxx
Wonderful day out! Loving the denim bag too. Have a great week x
It’s a great area to visit..hoping to go back soon and see some more Street Art xxx
Thank you – it was a great place to photograph xxx
Sounds like a lovely day! I love the street art portrait idea…xxx
Shame I didn’t have Charlie with me as well! xxx
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!!
When you come..let me know and I’ll tell you all my secrets! xxx
Looks like you both had so much fun! I only dream of visiting London one day!!!!
It’s good to dream… xxx
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
Wasn’t the portrait fab! It was the sort of day I love.. xxx
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! 🙂
Hehe! Hope you found some scissors and a needle…! xxx
Great pictures, colours, atmosphere and the bag, heart! xx
You’d love this area! xxx
What a great day!!
You could touch the atmostphere..put on your list for your visit (!) xxx
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 🙂
It was the tidiest reclamation yard I had ever seen!! But my, they had some goooood stuff..must put in for that lottery win again… xxx
All sounds like an amazing day! Love how the images all tell a story of the day. x
It was a fun one..we actually had other things planned (like making air dry clay from bread!) but sometimes you have to go with the flow… xxx