Another visit to Petersham Nurseries, this time with my mother-in-law. Another plant on my wish list and few purchased irises for next year (half price, score). Another lunch and cake consumed, flourless chocolate cake in fact which fast became my favourite next to the orange and almond.
The only difference is that this time I concentrated on interiors and I wanted to leave with half of the shop, I would just have to flog the little mite on a black market. After closer inspection I realised, just as I did with the garden accessories, that much of the stuff can be purchased in car boot sales and antique markets, these beautiful quilts and linens can be brought from exotic holidays and old cupboards can be worked on. This place gives me so much inspiration no magazine or website can ever do. They really can style anything to look good, especially flowers, they made me fall for dahlias and showed me how any flower will look good in a pot or vase if grouped.
Long live shabby chic!
These 19C plates stole my heart, I just love the colour and pattern.
Current shabby chic finds to be worked on:
zinc water tank in the loft
slate mantelpiece found on a skip
kitchen shelf from a charity shop
and I really want to try making these cement pots. PS Do you Pinterest? I love it!