Continuing with the theme of shopping that I started in my last post, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite little shops in London. The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers is a flower design school located in quiet St. Martin's Courtyard, offering courses in flower design, but they also have a little shop just full of merchandise.
Of course, on any day, you can always find a beautiful selection of
fresh flowers no matter what time of the year,
but if you come on in the shop, you'll find a treasure box of delights.
Little gifts for all occasions,
beautiful Christmas ornaments this time of the year,
tiny evening bags for you and a friend,
bowls in rainbow colors,
and more candles in many styles and colors, even in tea cups.
Found these cute magnetic "pegs" (or clothespins as we Americans call them) the last time I was there, and just had to buy some for me and my friends.
journals for keeping secrets,
and all sorts of "lovelies" so tempting, that I bet you can't walk out without buying at least one thing.
A couple of weeks ago, I had to chuckle at this new line of merchandise,
with options for either line of thinking
and equal opportunity to decide whose really in charge!
I'm steering clear of this debate.
Check out their little store and the beautiful design studio on the lower floor the next time you find yourself in the Covent Garden area.