Yesterday we went to our usual car boot sale and got few bits. Afterward we headed to Old London Road in Kingston. We popped into 37 Old London Road which was in one of the funnier episodes of Mary Queen of Shops, they have a very tasteful selection of old, new and reworked goods, some great tables and kitchen cabinets in particular. A world apart from their pre-Mary shop selling glass mules and a bathrobe clad son/shop assistant.
Next door is Kingston Antiques Centre which I passed by on several occasions but never stepped in, it looked closed. We went in and I thought I died and went to a vintage heaven – room after room crammed with antiques, every smallest nook filled to the brim, Victorian, Art Deco, Mid Century, modern M&S, it just went on and on, and there was another floor! Lo and behold – a Polish cafe to refresh yourself with a cup of instant cappuccino (yuck) and a bowl of home made chicken soup (delish).
We ended our trip at Princess Alice Hospice furniture store where we purchased a wardrobe, it comes on Wednesday and I cannot wait. After a year of a clothes rack and piles of shoe boxes scattered around the place this will be a brilliant improvement. Fingers crossed we can get it in!
Few purchases from the car boot fair.