If you go down to the shops today…

Well, I decided to get over my blogger’s block by launching straight in with a few lovely things I’ve spotted on recent shopping jaunts.

First up: is it just me, or does this coffee table have more than a faint whiff of the 1950s about it? Bet you can’t guess where I saw it… go on, have a try….

At £149, it’s perhaps a bit more than you’d expect to pay in IKEA (no, really) but to be fair, it’s something that’d be more at home in Heals with a much heftier price tag. Could it be that the Scandinavian Flatpack Bargainmeisters are going all upmarket? They’ll be getting Jo Malone to do their bumper bags of tea-lights next…

Meanwhile, I spied these delights during a trip to Peter Jones department store on Sloane Square and almost did a perilous about-turn on the escalators. I don’t see these looking out of place in a 1950s sitting room; there were some other great designs too which aren’t on the website so you’ll have to get yourselves to John Lewis to see them all.

Connections Fabric, Sulphur; Fragments Fabric, Mineral


They stock Sanderson’s gorgeous Dandelion Clock design fabric too which I feel  owes something to Angie Lewin:

Sanderson Dandelion Clocks Fabric, Chaffinch (code 68855601)


Print by Angie Lewin


So if it’s a tasteful, European-looking 1950s interior you’re after, it seems like you don’t have to look too hard at the moment. All I need now is the house…


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