This Sunday we went to Kingston to get some groceries and bike accessories when hubby mentioned that once he saw an architectual salvage yard from his car but cannot remember where. And few minutes later we turned around a corner and there it was, A French Life.
What a little piece of heaven it was, full of Belle Epoque, Art Deco, Mid Century furniture and accessories. Beautifully aged wood and metal for home and outdoor, it had my heart racing.
Dreamy wardrobes and tiny cabinets. Large kitchen cupboards with glass display, galvanised watering cans, tables, glassware and pottery. Deco sinks and fireplaces, flamboyant lamps and odd bits. I loved it all and wished for a larger home or two!
The stock arrives from France every Thursday and the Kingston shop sells it as it is in its raw form, some pieces get treated and these go to their beautiful Battersea shop.
The owner says he will recycle everything and just look at those drain pipes, what a great idea.
I really want a couple of these watering cans.
A French Life
53 Richmond Road
Kingston Upon Thames KT2 5BP
563- 565 Battersea Park Road,
Battersea, SW11 3BL
All pictures are from the shop’s website.