Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tweet and Meet / Leigh Metcalf

You may remember back in May I said I was starting a new series called Tweet and Meet?! The first in the series was with Lisa Butler of Paperknots. It seems I am not very good at following through on blog series, so apologies for that! But I've finally got a similar one of these posts today, although it is a slight adaption on the original theme. Firstly my host, Leigh Metcalf, is not someone I met on Twitter and also I'm not featuring her creative space here! BUT she is a wonderfully creative person, and she showed me around her local London neighbourhoods of East Dulwich and Peckham, neither of which I'd visited before....

Leigh writes a blog I've followed for years called Found Now Home, where she writes about her love for flea markets, crafting, photography and home life. While she's not a Twitter user, you can follow her on Instagram for regular updates.

 So last week I met Leigh in Peckham Rye and we set off along Bellenden Road. With not a Tesco's in sight, I was pleasantly surprised by the cute, independent shops to be found here. There was the lovely General Store with lots of autumnal fare outside and possibly the most stylish butchers I've ever seen, Flock and Herd, with a beautifully vibrant red bicycle outside....

General Store Peckham
General Store Peckham
General Store Peckham
General Store Peckham
General Store Peckham
Flock and Herd butchers in Peckham, South London
Flock and Herd butchers in Peckham, South London
We popped our heads in the vintage clothing store Threads, stocking not only women's and men's vintage attire, but also some cute vintage items for children...

Threads vintage clothing store in Peckham, South London
Threads vintage clothing store in Peckham, South London
Threads vintage clothing store in Peckham, South London
There is also second hand emporium, Worn and Torn which is worth a peek if you're looking for furniture or homewares. I was quite keen on that pale green towel rack in the left hand pic!

Worn not Torrn second hand shop in Peckham, South London
From there, we walked through some lovely residential streets to East Dulwich. First stop was the Ed Warehouse. What a great find! A huge space packed with all sorts; from vintage fashion and homewares, to haberdashery items, to gifts and lovely toiletries... A proper treasure trove!
 Ed Warehouse in east dulwich, south London
Ed Warehouse in east dulwich, south London
Ed Warehouse in east dulwich, south London
Ed Warehouse in east dulwich, south London
Ed Warehouse in east dulwich, south London
Ed Warehouse in east dulwich, south London
Ed Warehouse in east dulwich, south London
Ed Warehouse in east dulwich, south London
Ed Warehouse in east dulwich, south London
Ed Warehouse in east dulwich, south London
Ed Warehouse in east dulwich, south London
Ed Warehouse in east dulwich, south London
Next was possibly my favourite stop on my East Dulwich tour - the small but perfectly formed, The Fresh Flower Company shop. Such a wonderful array of unusual flowers, beautifully displayed with a small selection of carefully chosen giftware items, such as candles and vases.

The Fresh Flower Company in east dulwich, south London
The Fresh Flower Company in east dulwich, south London
The Fresh Flower Company in east dulwich, south London
The Fresh Flower Company in east dulwich, south London
The Fresh Flower Company in east dulwich, south London
The Fresh Flower Company in east dulwich, south London
The Fresh Flower Company in east dulwich, south London
The Fresh Flower Company in east dulwich, south London
The Fresh Flower Company in east dulwich, south London
The Fresh Flower Company in east dulwich, south London
The Fresh Flower Company in east dulwich, south London
Our last shopping stop was the delightful confectioners, Hope and Greenwood. Even at the age of 32, it's hard not to still get that 'kid in a sweet shop' feeling! And even if you don't have a sweet tooth, they have some lovely gifts and homewares to browse too.

Hope and Greenwood confectioners in east dulwich, south London
Hope and Greenwood confectioners in east dulwich, south London
Hope and Greenwood confectioners in east dulwich, south London
Hope and Greenwood confectioners in east dulwich, south London
Our lovely morning was finished off with lunch in La Chandelier, although I forgot to take any photos in here as I was too busy stuffing my face with a Croque Monsieur! But Leigh has some gorgeous photos and a blog post about it here, a truly lovely spot for lunch or afternoon tea!

Thanks Leigh for showing me round! I hope you've enjoyed a little peek in some of Peckham & East Dulwich's top spots and I'd love to hear if you have any other great places in this area we've missed too!

xxx

5 comments:

  1. I would like to move there. It looks so lovely! The General Store makes my heart happy!

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  2. "Worn Not Torn," great name for a second-hand shop! Looks like there's some fantastic bargains in there.

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  3. Glad you enjoyed your visit! It was fun getting out and about with you :)

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  4. How spooky - I saw Torn + Worn from the P13 bus last night and had made a note to return! Also in the area is Lois, next to Cafe Viva (amazing flat whites) where Prickle Press did DIY Letterpress printing on Sunday.

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  5. Oh, my!

    What a lovely virtual visit to England. I love the names of the shops.

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