Monday, 2 August 2010

Tea of the week: Quirky Dovetail's Secret Garden




An antiques shop in Balham has opened its garden (where it usually displays garden furniture) for tea and cake during summer weekends. Quirky Dovetail sells a range of painted furniture and some smaller collectables, which I think aren't too expensive - I've just bought a basket and a chair from there (I'll take some photos soon.) It's my new first choice for a weekend catch-up with friends.

25 comments:

artemis said...

Right, I'm going there...tea + cakes + junk? do they know me???

Lisa-Marie said...

I want to go too!

Also, here (in Dundee), there's a shop called The Secret Garden, and it's where you go to get your ladybits waxed!

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

Thanks for the recommendation - it looks perfect. I'm with artemis - tea, cakes and junk = awesomeness.

Tonia said...

That looks like a really lovely place - can't believe more antique/junk places don't do this - people would never leave!

Becky said...

Will definitely be checking this out if I'm down in South London this summer.

andrea said...

Aw this looks lovely. And the cake's amazing!

Masha said...

Hmmm...tea & cake - one of my favourite combinations. There's a similar place here in Sofia and I think I'll go and check it out tomorrow.

size too small said...

i love tea gardens. they have them a lot in south africa.

Wild and Precious said...

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Ms M said...

Oh, one for the list when I'm in south London! Thanks!

Abby said...

This looks absolutely amazing! Tea and cakes... perfect!

tammy said...

gorgeous shop. i'd love to be there on a lazy saturday.

brittany said...

Well done on your appearance in Stylist this morning, nice to see!


-Brittany

Wild and Precious said...

blogged about YOU today!!!

Vivi said...

Looks like such a darling place!! And, of course, the link to the book is perfect!

jzzz said...

ooww so cute!
i'd love a place like this in brazil

COCOCOZY said...

Such a cute spot to have some tea and such a cute blog. This is my first time visiting!

xo
Coco
COCOCOZY

Catherine said...

How fab. There was nothing like this when I lived in Balham.

Lycanthropy said...

This is a great blog!

Sea Angels said...

Looks gorgeous I love cake ha ha.
Hugs Lynn xx

Zoe, Conversation Pieces said...

Gorgeous! I think we should all go ;)

swiftreverie said...

Wow - this is 2 minutes from my house. How did I not notice that they started to serve tea in this fabulous shop?!

Plum Kitchen said...

How lovely, you lucky beans, I do miss South London:(

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

sounds and looks fabulous. man i wish i could teleport myself there right now.

joanita said...

DELISH.