Sunday, 4 December 2011

This time last week....

...we were walking down "Columbia Road flower market"

as well as loads of gorgeous bunches of flowers there were christmas trees of all shapes sizes and varieties, big bunches of holly, wreaths and hand made swags

I got some hyacinth bulbs and a big bunch flowers then we went for a cuppa,

there was a lovely old fashioned bakers shop on the corner and the back yard was a cafe

this is where we sat with our tea and donuts, a lovely little place with a big burner in the corner and a pile of books to read.

The sweet shop was called "suck and chew" it was filled with all the old fashioned sweets and loads of vintage tins filed with toffee's

these chaps are keeping everyone in order, "woof, woof!"

Round the corner there was a market I got two lovely big "sundae" glasses to pot my hyacinths in and I'm sure I saw "wee willie winkie" choosing a candle holder!!

What a little gem of a place to spend a Sunday morning, especially at this time of year,

we also went ice skating in Hyde park's "Winter Wonderland"  but that's another story....

Lucey x



LaaLaa said...

Wow! It all looks fantastic. What a treat. I'm so jealous. xx

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

ooh...this looks such a lovely day out Lucey...I love all those old fashioned sweets in the shop and ice skating in Hyde park sounds fabulous!
Susan x

Pretty at Heart said...

What a lovely day!! Seems like a really good place to visit - somewhere I have always wanted to go, but never got to!

Twiggy said...

Oooo looks lovely, I want one of those doggies !!
twiggy x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Coincidence! We were in Columbia Rd today.

Florence and Mary said...

Must must must go to Columbia Road market!

Victoria xx

Knittings Nice! said...

Thank you for stopping pleased I found Bourton, had never been there before until I read an article in Country Homes and Interiors.

delia hornbook said...

oohhh what a gorgeous post ;-) That looks like a great shop and im loving that kitchen with the red formica kitchen table. Have a lovely week, dee x

Kitty M said...

Brilliant photos!

I am giggling about your ice-skating trip - my husband is TERRIFIED of ice-skating which always makes me laugh because he is a big strong bloke, but is scared of falling over :-)

I pester him every year to come skating but he will not relent.

Would love to see any pictures!

The Bathtime Team said...

we have no where that sells the holly and swags but plenty of places selling trees here in norfolk. My holly tree has bore its first red berries!!!!

Your blog mentions a link swap. We'd be interested. Leave a message on our blog if interested.