portobello road oxfam and designers guild

Platinum and diamond Edwardian pin picked up on Portobello Road.

Vintage Gucci wallet, 99p at Help the Aged in Cheshire – the elderly lady at the till imagined ‘pounds’ to be a misprint and sold it to me for the pence version. I let her. Because I’m bad. Bless.

Complete works of “Artemus Ward”. London. 1893. From my favourite Bond Street bookstore – Oxfam.

Portobello Road

It pays to be discerning when it comes to second-hand perusing. Yesterday I brought home two Thonet chairs for a fiver each. I plan on distressing them and making cushions with fabric from the Designers Guild. Fingers crossed I wont run out of steam before the project’s complete. Because, you know, sometimes I do.

Designers Guild: Taraz'

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  • Jen
    Nov 5, 2007 at 14:19

    It sounds like an awesome day! I know what you mean about starting a project and then keeping the steam to get it done. I’m the same exact way.

    I wish we had a cool row of stores here in my city. I’d love to go just to look at the buildings.

  • J
    Nov 5, 2007 at 18:12

    I love designers guild…they used to carry their stuff at Bed Bath and Beyond, and my daughter’s bedspread it theirs…but they don’t seem to have new things there. 🙁