Wednesday, 12 October 2011

WINDOW SHOPPING ..........

Our daughter lives in Crouch End, London and, whenever we go over to see her, there is often a little trip to one of our favourite shops there called Of Special Interest. It was established in 1988 and, since then, the shop has grown and now occupies three shops and a workshop.
The main items in stock are old and antique wardrobes, chest of drawers, cupboards and dresser bases, complimented by interesting and contemporary accessories. They also have a large stock of mirrors and chandeliers.

















Opposite, on the other side of the road, is my other favourite shop called Little Paris, but, that's for another day.




Oh........... how did that picture get in there ?!!




ALL IMAGES BY ME.

Jackie

49 comments:

  1. Jackie ~

    Look at that handsome boy! Glad he made an appearance.

    Drooling over the pottery on the shelves in one of those lovely images...are the vases?
    bisous,
    Melissa

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  2. Your daughter is lucky to see you at all - it would be so easy to zoom straight to that treasure-trove of Blogtopian wares and forget all about her till train-time. Does Mr Home mind a constant parade of wardrobe-deliverymen from Crouch End?

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  3. Damnation. I always tell myself that one day I'll be the first commentator on a post of Jacqueline's but Melissa beat me to it.

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  4. OMG! Look at that beautiful boy! Are those blue eyes or what?! You can tell he is going to grow up to be quite the handsome guy. More! More! The shop looks like a great place. Just send me one of each please!

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  5. What a sweetie.....that is a wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww.....with a big W !!

    Great shop also...xxx....love from me...xxx..

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  6. My goodness what a bright eyed doll!

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  7. That's quite a cutie you picked up there at the shop!! Love all your shots Jackie ~ what a beautiful place to spend some time and money! Can't wait to see what was across the street ~ cocktails perhaps?? xo

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  8. This is some heavenly shopping that you did, Jacqueline!! Please take me next time?

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Hi Jacqueline
    These are incredible images and I particularly love the cushions. Such escapism
    Helen

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  10. You always find all the best stops along your way Jackie. He is adorable!!
    Much love XO

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  11. That shop looks fabulous! I would spend hours browsing there. You are fortunate to be able to visit often.

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  12. Adorable..and I mean the last image my friend! Well everything is lovely but that smile just melts my heart. xoxox HUGS

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  13. They sale cute little babies in London now Jackie???? Could you go back and buy me that little doll in your post???? (your little grandy is sooo cute my dear) Ok, you can keep him, but only if you promise to send more photos!!!

    I love shops like this. Full of so much to look at and dream of bringing home. I spied that awesome little round table in the first photo. I have a thing for little tall side tables...just ask my husband. I brought two home this Summer and he just gives me the 'where in the heck are you going to fit that in' look. I always manage to do it. I also loved all the white and off-white dishware in the beautifully carved cupboard. But I think my favorite was the pegboard above the cupboard. Oh my, I love that!!!
    I hope your are enjoying your Fall and soon get the chance to jump in some piles of leaves my friend.
    Hugs from here...

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  14. Jackie....I love the look of this shop....but I love the last shot the best....Adorable.....xv

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  15. Well,Plants are so good for the air quality in your home. I also planted bonsai and flower pots at my home. I have always struggled a bit trying to display them and fit them into the decor.
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  16. Lovely shop, would have swiped off a fortune on my credit card!!! Lillt man is adorable too xx

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  17. Ooooh, what a wonderful shop, dear Jackie........would love to be there and i´m shure, to find many, many things for me ;)))!!! And what a sweet little boy.......sooooo cute!!!! Have a wonderful week,

    hugs Jade

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  18. I grew up not a million miles from Crouch End. I moved away when I got married in 1988, just when that shop opened. Just my luck!
    I really, really like the patterned glass in the cabinet window.
    Fab pic at the end:D xx

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  19. Is he for sale - if so I am first in the queue!! What a lovely shop we sometimes stay at a b&b in Crouch End when we visit London I think next time I will have to have a look at this wonderful shop. Looking forward to seeing the shop across the road!
    Jillxx

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  20. Last image is very fetching. All those mirrors and that yummy white texture is hard to resist.

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  21. Loved that shop you visited. I adore browsing in antique stores and old book shops when I travel. Your photos are great, especially the last one. What a cutie!

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  22. Dear Jackie,
    Seems like heaven to be with that handsome bundle of LOVE, your daughter & stolling through such fun fun places! Enjoy every single second! Is that pottery Astier? Thank you for sharing:)
    xxx

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  23. Love your Blog!!

    greatings from switzerland
    Jacqueline ♡

    http://jacquelineswhitehome.blogspot.com

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  24. Such a handsome little man that somehow wiggled into your post! The shop looks fantastic - love the chandelier shot! xxoo :)

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  25. I can see why it is one of her favorite places to visit. Looks like a shop I could spend hours going through.

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  26. Oh Jackie, Is that your grandson? What a sweet looking boy!!! Those two little teeth :-)! The shop looks like the sort of place I might enjoy too. All that china!!!!!

    Have a lovely evening,

    Madelief x

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  27. I think it would be very easy to get quite lost in that shop Jackie, and I can see why you might visit often.
    And how did that last shot get in there? How cute - that little one is growing! xx

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  28. Love the shop Jackie ... and that little blue eyed man is soooooo adorable!

    I can just see those well worn, white picture frames on my walls in my beach house, back in Sydney (omg, that was a mouthful or should I say 'type full')

    Have a gorgeous weekend hon!
    xx

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  29. Well he's a little Star isn't he! Look at those two little front teeth, such a handsome smiley chappy! One proud Grandma..or is it Nana?

    I'm loving those cut-glasses Jackie, in the first photo, wonderful! Hope your week-end is spiffing!

    Hugs my friend, Jane x

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  30. I want it all . . . well probably not ALL but what a lovely shop to visit and dream.

    Talk about dream, your little one is just that!

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  31. precious boy... and gorgeous store.... and to you my darling friend... wishing you the best weekend ...xoxo

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  32. Wonderful that you guys are near her, isn't it? And, strolling 'round all these shops is my idea of heaven. That child is absolutely precious, J.
    xx's

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  33. beautiful friend Jackie...always the finest, the best and the prettiest for a gal who knows the difference. love your style and taste ...you lead the good life and deserve it ...you rock grandma.

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  34. Hello my dear Jackie,
    oh, your grandy is sooo cute! The shop looks so great and I love the beautiful cupboard with the white china... just gorgous!
    Wishing you wonderful autumn days
    xoxo Bine

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  35. What a sweet and happy boy...he is absolutely adorable!
    I'm in love with the cupboard in the sixth image...the glass is beautiful. This would be classified as a very dangerous shop if it were near my house.
    xo J~

    (I've taken a toodle through your lovely blog and have enjoyed myself immensely...I feel as if I've had a mini visit to London...thank you!)

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  36. that little one is adorable!!! love all the images of that place!

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  37. Lovely shop.
    I could browse around there for hours.
    Great post.
    yvonne

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  38. Great shop, but it can't compare to your adorable grandbaby! Hope your week is terrific! xx

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  39. Wonderful pictures! I have added you on my blog list! I am sure others will be pleased to read your blog as well! Happy day!

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  40. ADORAble picture. Awwww. What a cutie. You MUST be loving it. :) hee

    And hey, would you let me know the next time you go window shopping?! Hugs

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  41. Gosh Jac they need to rename this store Jac's Place, this is sooooo you! And as for that little interloper in the last image, he's scrumptious.
    Millie xx

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  42. Looks like great place to shop! Love all the wonderful whites. What a cutie at the end!
    Blessings~

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  43. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! I have looked at your pictures again and I am blown away anew! When I come to England I WANT to visit your daughter's shop! Your grandchild is like sugar... so cute!

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  44. jax
    you are too darling.
    great post!
    xx

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  45. awww a really happy baby face as a surprise ;)

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  46. Oooh thanks for your visit and comment! your blog and pretty woman my inspiration :)

    xx

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  47. I love the little sailboat and the picture of the baby at the end was a cute finish.

    -zane

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  48. Next time I am near London (Hampton Court) I Will have to sneak a visit! Dreamy photos…especially the last one :)

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