It was time for M’s haircut in Spitalfields (who is now sporting a positively Orwellian look) so Diana and I decided to have tea and cake at Market Coffee House.
Banana, chocolate and pecan cake and gun powder tea accompanied by D.V. was a delightful hour.
Afterward we headed to Shoreditch High Street via Brick Lane popping to pick up some chai latte on route.
Visiting new places continues and this weekend it was Geffrye Museum which I enjoyed a lot.
The museum is housed in 18th century almshouse, it shows domestic interiors of English middle class in London through various periods starting with 17th century dining room and ending in a modern 90s apartment.
All the interiors are very well described, there are timelines of the crucial events that influenced design among other things. There are also notes on the domestic customs like doing the accounts in the afternoon and visiting Carnaby Street for fruit and veg in the morning.
I live in Art Deco building so it was very exciting to see how our apartment should really look like.
This beautiful chair would really work well in our place.
My favorite period in interior design the 50s-60s. Pete and Trudie Campbell would feel here at home. I love the briefcase left next to the table, father is home, get the old fashioned ready!
Woolworth’s Homemaker cup and saucer.
Beautiful Art Deco coffee set from Shelley Potteries.
Art Nouveau vase from Royal Doulton…
…and ‘The Book of the Home’.
Funky TV and coffee set.
Great place, I highly recommend it. I will be back later this year to visit the garden.
Feeling hungry we decided it was time for lunch, off to Pizza East for portobello mushroom and egg ….
The day got rather nippy so I was glad to head back home, curl up on the sofa and immerse myself in more wisdom of D.V.