Treasure Francais

I've been shopping and I've found some treasure for you! All available at 53 Exmouth Market today. Until it's gone that is: when it's gone it's gone.

Got a load of those French school stamps in: I love French school stuff, always so attractive. Look at the range of fruit and veg they learn as nippers too: artichokes and asparagus. Tres Francais.
Tiny factory is my favourite.

There's also a little load of these attractive wire plant hangers (we've got plants to go in them too). Oui tres bon! They look lovely against shoddily painted textured wallpaper.
Bottle brushes! Very appealing things.
A bunch of brushes beats a bunch of flowers any day.

I could photograph the things all day.
Their construction is so simple but satisfying.
Dirtiest great bottle of ink I ever saw! Yessss. We'll never run out.
These cheese presses really please me: I love the wonky holes and little legs. You could use them as a fruit bowl or for your cutlery too. Beauties.

And just when I think I've got over enamel it comes back to bite me: I mean, will you look at these bowls!? Nasty seductive little beasts.
New watering can for the shop: so we can do everything in an idyllic manner, including plant watering.
You're meant to put candles inside these lanterns but I really couldn't recommend it: maybe just hang them up as they are and admire their stripes. Tres jolie.
This kind of pottery gets me every time: it is so breakable though. This one survived the journey home, unfortunately it's twin didn't.
These little glasses are called penny licks. You'd have one served to you with a blob of ice cream in the top (I'm guessing it cost a penny) - then you'd lick it off and hand it back. Imagine that being your weekend treat. I can shove a whole Vienetta in my gob sideways and still feel peckish.

These flat enamel shades are simple and functional (and cheap) - I usually see them in dark green but was very smitten with this nice pea green variation. We have quite a few in stock if you fancy a set too.

And finally: nice French botanical posters. A stupid buy because they're massive and the shop is so tiny. If you like them please come buy one so we can move around again - thanks!See you down here soon.


Plant hanger workshop with Nodo this Sunday.

This Sunday (May 3rd) we'll be hosting a plant hanger workshop held by the splendid Sara from Nodo!

Drop by any time between 12 and 4pm and you can make a knotted hanger from Nodo's signature jersey rope.

The whole workshop costs only £15 and you will go home with your plant hanger as well as a nice plant in a handsome (hand-thrown) terracotta pot. Yes, what a nice Sunday - we're probably too good to you.

No need to book; just turn up at 53 Exmouth Market and pay on the day.

See you there!


Josef Frank

Today we are lusting over Josef Frank fabric. I've managed to whittle it down to my favourite 3. What do you think? If anyone wants to send me a meter or two of any of them it's 53 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QL.

These pictures don't really show the scale of the patterns though: all the elements are really big, totally luscious and bold.

(Oh Josef Frank, how'd you get so clever?)


The Caitlin Show

We have a flyer for our Caitlin's show coming up at the shop. And it's a corker I think you'll agree.
Please feel free to send it to your friends, I'm just about to go and put it up on Facebook too so please share away!
And do make sure you come to the event please, I'm pondering cooking up some Hinsehlwood themed biscuits - if that swings it? Yeah, that swings it. See you there.