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Sunday, 17 May 2009

shabby chic'ers do London - a day in pictures!

Saturday saw me getting up at 5 am to catch the train to London to meet up with some friends. Friends who, until yesterday I had not met in real life.
6of us from here met up in Covent Garden to begin our tour of fabulous shops! We shopped til we dropped -well until our trains called us home - but it was a long, but very fun, day.Photobucket
Cath Kidston
I only managed to get 1 shot inside....just before someone got told off for taking pics!!! (MM is very brave so in our 2nd CK shop of the day a few more snaps were took)
After a short chatty walk via The Bead Shop and a vintage magazine store.....kicking ourselves that the Jackie mags of our youth weren't saved, we ended up here..All the Fun of the Fair
(I bought something knitted in here- decided that my 'i could make that' thoughts needed to get real!)
We made time for this at lunchtime.......

LibertyLove these cushions....

MacCulloch and Wallis
(Gok shops here - I didn't get interior pics as I was too busy fondling the haberdashery!!)V V Rouleaux
Emma Bridgewater
We really did have a great day - there was perhaps about 5 minutes of shyness when we first met, but I suspect that anyone would have thought we had been shopping together forever. Thanks girls for a fab day xx
We all got tons of inspiration from the places we visited and each other, I can't wait to get some of the projects from my head into reality!
We shopped til we dropped...In case anybody's interested I'll post some pics of my haul later?


Floss said...

Envy, envy, envy... It looks great!

LittleGem said...

Ooh yes I am very interested! I'm sorry I couldn't make it, but I am nearly finished uni now so will be free as a bird for the next meet!! :) XXX

greyparrot said...

ooooh glad you had a fab I want every single item in the pics that is birdy related! Obessesed? moi?

Mandy said...

Well am only commenting to tell you that i am dead jealous!!!!
Looks like a great day and would love to see your purchases x

LissyLou said...

oooh how fab!! Do show us what you got! x

bekimarie said...

Can't wait to see what you've got.
Looks like you had a great day!
Beki xxx

Mary Poppins said...

Yippe, sounds like you all had a fabulous time, can't wait to see the goodies ;)


A Thrifty Mrs said...

I'm so sad that I couldn't go. It looks like a terrific day.

Marianne said...

It seems like you had a great day. I am looking forward to the pics of your finds.

Shabby Chick said...

That looks like an excellent day! I love those cushions too.

Mel xxx

Elaine said...

Loving the photos but how come they all have a green tinge ;)
And I'm thinking birdcage mmmmmmm

Love and blessings

Sarah said...

Oh that was just splendid thank you! I crave real shops. We don't really many over here in NZ. I love the bags let alone what' inside them! Can't wait to see though. Sounds like a fabulous day you all had.

Thecraftytrundler said...

WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY!!! You bet we want to see your buys!!! It must be lovely to meet up with fellow bloggers, and to spend it looking at those shops.....well it's just perfect!!!
Have a lovely week : )

Sharon xx

angel said...

I thought it was illegal to have so much pawn [deliberate spelling mistake there for obvious reasons] on a blog..... wow, i wish i could have been with you all.:-(
I am so glad you had a great day.

Loads of hugs and love to you.
Ps i dont know why i cant read some of your posts, it says that IE cannot show them ??????? maybe because of the pawn..... lol