If you've been reading my blog for some time, then you know that Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Couture shops are possibly my most favorite places on earth. When traveling to New York or Los Angeles, I never miss a chance to visit. This past trip to the UK marked my very first visit to Rachel's London shop. It is located on a quiet street near Portobello Road, home of the famous flea market. From the moment I saw the pale lavender awning waving in the distance, my heart was aflutter.
The shop is absolutely lovely.
While perhaps not as large as her other shops, it is filled with many wonderful treasures.
Every detail is attended to - from the gorgeous tags...
...to the hand-picked antiques.
Fortunately for us, the merchandise is basically the same as what you will find here in her U.S. shops...
The famous Union Jack pillows in a myriad of pretty fabrics.
The breathtakingly beautiful Petticoat tablecloth.
Piles of prettiness...
Fabric samples for the bespoke bedding lines.
Sequins and tulle, too.
Sigh. Until next time, Rachel...