Monday, December 19, 2011

A Favorite London Shop

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,

royal frames,

golden bottles,

bowls in rainbow colors,

and candles,


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.

Cashmere throws,

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.


  1. Oh boy, I could get lost in that gorgeous shop! I love the little display out the front and the goodies inside are wonderful! What a stunning place to do a spot of Christmas shopping!

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    Blessings and best Christmas wishes,

  2. Hi Debi! Merry Christmas! This looks like just the sort of shop I would love. I wasn't familiar with the school but will definitely visit next time I'm in London. Thank you for the tour!

    – g

  3. This looks like a beautiful shop! We will have to check it out the next time I'm traveling through London.
    Merry Christmas~

  4. How completely charming dearest. Since blogging, especially this past fall, I have come to really want to get to England. So many of you who highlight the most charming parts of this country have shown me the colors, textures, flavors and beauty of this place. I hope that wherever you are during Christmas, that it will be SPECIAL and memorable! Your comments are always so kind dear one. Peace, Anita

  5. What a gorgeous shop, that is definitely going on my must see list for this summer! I wanted to stop by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new year! xxoo :)

  6. That looks like a Magpie's paradise - I will have to see it for myself ;-)

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful and blessed Christmas and all the very best for 2012. Bisous xo