British Sensibilities and Shopping Shabby Chic



British sensibilities...

I enjoy the seemingly proper and traditional parts of culture that are ingrained by centuries old traditions. Spending time in both London and Paris on my recent trip reminded me just how different attitudes and cultures are between these two cities, although both are large and heavily populated...

Today I'm taking you to two great shops in London for a quick virtual tour...


The first of these shops is Cabbages & Roses...a beautiful source in Chelsea for home items, fabrics, wallpaper and clothing. It definitely has that English faded floral classic vibe. Quiet, softly muted and sensible...


I love the vintage bicycle in the front of the shop with the name of the shop applied!


Gorgeous is this catalog, and the jacket shown is reminiscent of something that Jackie Kennedy might have worn. Alongside are these great black and white striped espadrilles for summer...


Yes, I did make a couple of purchases and will share with you later...



The next shop to share is one that you'll most likely recognize...


It's the shop of Shabby Chic Couture by Rachel Ashwell. I've been in to visit several of her shops and generally LOVE what she carries. You can read about the other store visits HERE and HERE...


I always feel that I could take it all home with me, but of course "it all" would not fit in my suitcase...


My aesthetic is so similar that in fact years before the sconce shown above was added to her Rachel's line I had purchased a small chandelier on a visit to France that looks almost identical...


Portraits that are carried in the Shabby Chic stores and I believe on their website as well...


David and staff were very gracious and helped me pick out a few small things to take home, since the cabinets were a wee bit too large to bring on board:~)



I hope that you enjoyed the tour. Look for more posts with travel photos and information coming your way soon. I'm always open to travel and seeking opportunities as well...


If you haven't yet heard...the new 142 page issue of Romantic Lifestyle Magazine is here and available in DIGITAL format for just $8. Just click on the RED button to see a preview and I've also put a link in the sidebar...
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