Monday, 18 October 2010

High Street Highs

Every Saturday I'm taking a course near the King's Road, London and invariably I end up popping into just a few shops nearby {usually Muji} on my way home. I could start a series called the King's Road Chronicles {which also involves spotting some low-brow celebs.}

This week, I was pleased with my bargain laundry basket in the Heal's sale {much larger and nicer than seen here {1}, and under £20} and a cupcake from the Love Bakery {2}. Other pretty things spotted, but not my colour scheme, 3. M&S Dress {I couldn't get a decent front view off their site, sorry} 4. Reiss gold shoes 5. M&S Shoe boots.

These celestial coasters {6} from Anthropologie really did wow me, as they also came in a larger pot stand size, and were so sparkly, but I had to leave the shop in shock when I saw a shabby chic kitchen chair with chipped paint and a graphic designed formica-ish seat cover for almost £450. Now, DIY is not my strong point, but even I could achieve a similar result with an early morning car boot sale purchase, a sample of wallpaper and strong varnish - let me know if I'm missing some truly artisan technique somewhere...

10 comments:

Tonia said...

The chair? No, you're not missing a technique!

domestikate said...

Ooh I love that dress! Good old M+S!

C said...

I love popping into Anthropologie but usually find myself just browsing lately. The last thing I bought were some coral-like gold tipped teaspoons which I really couldn't leave without! That cupcake though looks like a lovely treat!

jane said...

Big love for the gold Reiss shoes - love that shop!

Detailing Life said...

I'm especially liking those flats. Would look great with some knitted tights and a knee length skirt :)

Sarah @ Natural History said...

M&S? I would not have guessed that in a fit!

What's the course you're doing? I just did a sewing machine course on Sunday and would LOVE to take a textiles course that's running here in Oxford, but just don't have the time or energy right now...

(Will email you back first thing in the morning)

conversationpieces said...

Love those shoe boots... I'm on a shopping ban but it is my birthday soon so just maybe... ;)

Laura said...

Good Morning!! Everytime I pass by your blog, it makes my day!!!
I got these ballerinas.....they're awesome!
Kisses from Italy!!!
Laura@RicevereconStile

Pilar said...

oooh, I love those flats. so lovely!

xoxo

www.awanderlustlife.blogspot.com

solveig said...

I went and bought this M&S dress after seeing it on your blog. I love it.