- Posted on 25th May 2010 by Nicola Holden
There seems to have been a bit of a flower theme to my thoughts of late. A few weeks ago I visited the Columbia Road Flower Market to pick up some flowers for the photo shoot of my clients bathroom. Then, last weekend I did a one day Jane Packer flower arranging course. And, today I was supposed to go to the Chelsea Flower Show, one of my favourite dates in the diary every year, but sadly those plans fell through.
Anyway, here are the flower arrangements I put together on my course. It’s the first time I’ve created a hand-tied bouquet, so I was very pleased with that one!
And, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite stores along the Columbia Road. First is the Lesley Davy Gallery, which I discovered on my latest visit. She has a wonderful collection of original and limited edition art at very reasonable prices. Next is Little Book of Furniture, who produces wonderful sofas and armchairs in London. Some of their products have a distinctly retro feel to them, and it was from here that I sourced the sofa and dining chairs for the Primrose Hill Flat.
Across the road is Nom, selling beautiful Vietnamese lacquered products and more. And, last but not least, for delicious cakes, coffees and teas go to Vintage Heaven and Cakehole. These are only a very small selection of the wonderful variety of shops here. There are loads more selling clothes, jewellery, cards and gifts, plus a great selection of eateries. It is well worth a visit (although only open at weekends)!