Sunday at Columbia Road

On the first sunny day of the year we decided to take ourselves off to Columbia Road Flower Market. I absolutely love it here as there is so much to see and be inpsired by: flowers, plants, vintage shops, food stalls. This is a great place to pick up a unique knick knack or two for your home and of course beautiful flowers that will make any room look better. Take a peek…

Columbia Road flower market

Columbia Road flower market

Tips for flower shopping:

1. If you need specific flowers for a specific occasion make sure you turn up early! The market opens at 8-3pm.

2. Pick your own flowers rather than letting the stall holder do it for you. This way you can choose the freshest looking flowers.

3. Don’t be afraid to pick up different flowers to see whether they work together.

4. Ask the stall holders questions about the flowers and plants as they have so much knowledge e.g. find out how long particular flowers will last.

5. Barter! The stall holders totally expect it.

Columbia Road flower market

Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road flower market

Columbia Road flower market

Columbia Road flower market

Columbia Road flower market

Columbia Road flower market

Once you’ve bought your flowers it’s time for a cafe break, surely…

Columbia Road flower market

Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market

And then it’s time for shopping…

Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market

You can find a list of all the shops on the Columbia Road website. These are a few of my favourites…

Columbia Road flower market

I can not put into words how much I love this shop. It is filled with traditional homewares: www.labourandwait.co.uk

Columbia Road flower market

Vintage Heaven is brimming with vintage finds – right up my street.

Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road flower market

Unto This Last is a workshop where they make and sell really unique, bespoke wooden furniture at a reasonable price.

And then home with our bounty…

Columbia Road flower market

Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road flower market

I bought fifty ranunculu stems for £20 and they have lasted for two weeks and brightened my sitting room no end. What a lovely day out in the East End with lovely friends Hannah and Rizo.

What’s your favourite market? x

 

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2 Comments

  1. Anna 12th January 2015 / 10:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing those amazing photos. It must have been quite a challenge considering how packed this street gets on Sunday.

    http://www.thesmellofroses.com

    • katy 13th January 2015 / 9:44 am

      Such a challenge and feels like years ago! Thanks for your lovely words x

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