A trip to Regent Street is not complete without a visit to Anthropologie (www.anthropologie.eu).  A wonderful alladin's cave set over 3 floors selling clothing, jewellery, gifts and homeware.  

Founded in 1992 in Pennsylvania, there are now stores throughout the UK and North America.  

Anthropologie works with established and upcoming artists bringing customers unique, covetable pieces of treasure.

My favourites are the quirky vases and brightly coloured china tea cups.


Brighton based shop (www.utilitygreatbritain.co.uk) selling an array of "no nonsense household goods" including a great selection of enamelware, the espresso cups being a big favourite of mine.

Utility is situated on North Road in Brighton, amongst the famous Laines.  Great for a day out wandering, you never know what you will find.  The Laines were once the heart of the old fishing town and consist of an intricate maize of twisting alleyways.  Great shopping and plenty of restaurants to choose from too.

Petticoat Lane Emporium, Ramsgate

I have recently discovered this Kent vintage emporium, on Dumpton Park Drive, close to the town centre and seafront.  The building originally housed an international roller skating rink.  Everything you could want all under one roof complete with a tea room.  175 vintage stalls selling everything from china tea sets, hand painted furniture, vinyl, craft and clothing. I always find something here when I visit.  With the added benefit of easy, free parking outside too.  The building also houses a separate toy shop and vintage clothing shop. Definitely worth a visit.

Gorgeous Gerties, Dorking

I sell my vintage homeware at this wonderful old tea room in the old quarter of Dorking, Surrey.

Gorgeous Gerties is owned and managed by the lovely Tracey and Debbie.  Best friends for many years, they always dreamed of running a tea shop together and their ideas and dreams have now blossomed into Gorgeous Gerties,

The tea room  is housed in a 15th century building on West Street, the old quarter of Dorking and consists of a tea room on the ground level and an alladin's cave of vintage, haberdashery and craft upstairs.  Workshops are regularly run and the venue can be hired for parties too.

Definitely worth a visit, enjoy an afternoon tea and then get tempted by the vintage shop! 

Fortnum and Mason


A fine establishment in the heart of Piccadilly.

A real haven away from the hustle and bustle of central London.  Especially lovely at Christmas time. Conjours up images of hampers, tins of biscuits, gentleman's relish and tea caddys!

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