Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Portobello Road....


....yes, I am 'back tracking' just a little bit. We had a lovely couple of days in London before heading to Paris. We stayed just around the corner from Oxford Street....yes, we had a wonder down Oxford Street, but I much prefer to keep away from the larger department stores etc, so we headed to Portobello Road....must more my speed...lol! I love the quaint shops, so pretty!

For those of you that are Rachel Ashwell "Shabby Chic" fans, I am here to tell you that I made a visit to her shop.....yes, it is very pretty!!! I have her books and enjoy some of her ideas, but it is not my style of decorating.....but lovely to see!

....I loved the cushion (below) that she had in her front window.....tres chic!

Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Couture is at 202 Kensington Park Road...London.

15 comments:

Janine Crocker said...

What a wonderful part of London and your photos really bring it to life! Thanks for sharing your trip!

Patty said...

Love it! The first shop(Beatrice von Teresckow) looks incredible! I love that shade of blue too!!

vicki archer said...

Have a wonderful time Linda and enjoy your travels to Paris....I haven't been to Portobello Road for ages and I used to enjoy a wander there so much...I must remedy that, xv.

Silvia said...

Preciosas fotos. Muchas gracias por compartirlas

Ana said...

Linda, gracias ¡¡¡ por traerme esos recuerdos maravillosos¡¡¡ .Yo trabajé en esa calle y viví en Londres, una maravillosa ciudad¡¡¡.que suerte por tu viaje y disfruta mucho.Ana...Besos

miniacollection said...

I didn't know Rachel Ashwell, thanks to you I am glad to know her and her style.
I am like you I prefer small shops, however when in London with the students Oxford Street was like heaven for them.
Geneviève

Liberty Biberty said...

Thanks for the pics...will have to see if I can talk hubby into visiting Rachel when he's there, lol!
Mercedes

Bambi said...

I love the quaint little shops - so enticing! I have the Rachel Ashwell books but love the French style too -just as well I looked at your blog tonight Linda - enjoy the rest of your holiday! Terryx

Ivani Grande said...

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Tamra said...

I Love Portobello Road!!

I was there 3 years ago with my daughters and we just loved it. Found some very nice things there. Hope to go again someday.

Olivia said...

Oh my goodness your pictures are so lovely! I am a super huge fan of Rachel Ashwell, I would love to see her store. Thank you for this piece!
Hugs,
Olivia

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

this is so inspiring! loving the colours & shop fronts ~ thank you!
it may not be french, but tea is on at FHC ~ WELCOME!

Margaret said...

I'm sure you will take lots of photos that provide inspiration for many miniatures to come, thank you Linda. We can also enjoy your holiday vicariously through your postings, hehe.

dora said...

It is a pleasure to return to enter in your blog.
After a period of time, away from the minis, again with renewed hopes.
A greeting, Carmen kisses

chateaudelille said...

Looks fantastiv! I just hope I remember to go there next time. Fiona