Its been on my to do list to have a proper explore of Selfridges for a while now. We finally managed to do this last Saturday. As always this is just a snap shot of what is there, a tiny, tiny, snapshot. We missed the fashion floors out completely, although I must have a wander around those on another day. So here we have a few wonderful hours exploring the not so hidden charms of Selfridges.
Can you imagine how you would feel if your boyfriend rolled up on Valentines day carrying this,
or these? I think I would quite literally faint.
I thought these mini hyacinths were so beautiful.
Whole legs of ham, ready to carve.
I could imagine a troop of these traversing the mantelpiece.
I’ve always liked articulated limbs, artists models, horses. I thought they would be brilliant at modelling hand knitted gloves, its good to know where they are sold.
There were hand quilted quilts.
And beautiful hand painted mugs.
A table I absolutely adored.
And who couldn’t fall in love with this chicken.
There were beautifully painted olive bowls.
And half sized butter dishes. Which I thought were perfect but hubby moaned they were too small.
A wonderful Zebra poked up to say Hello,
And then I noticed the rest of the herd, along with friends.
I think they would be really fun in a childs bedroom.
Wonderful vases, which took so much work.
I think they would look wonderful on a kitchen windowsill.
These were my favourite pieces. China hand painted door knobs.
I just need to survey my cupboards to see where I could place a couple.
They just were so pretty.
I really want to use a couple.
We stopped for tea, the cheapest place in London, at Selfridges, its crazy isn’t it. £2.15 for a pot of tea each, including extra hot water, at the Brass Rail restaurant just by the food hall.
And then we made it to the top floor and Hubby found a new friend. Wouldn’t that be fun in the corner of the living room.
And I’m glad we didn’t have our boys when they were young with us, it would have been impossible trying to stop them crawling all over this. But at nearly thirty thousand pounds, I would have tried very hard.