Muswell Hill, North London...Part 1...

I go to London quite a bit, to visit my mother-in-law. While I am there I try to get to Muswell Hill to browse around, have a coffee, look at all the little individual shops, of which there are quite a few! Sometimes I am there hours!

A few weeks ago I picked up a copy of Woman and Home February issue, and came across an article about a new Tearoom and Gift shop in Fortis Green, Muswell Hill.. I thought "where is it" I want to go. Of course my mother-in-law pointed me in the right direction and so off I went on the bus. And there it was..Emporium - Tearoom and Fancy Goods. First Impression .."Delightful".

I had a look round first and then spoke to a lovely lady in the gift shop side, explained that I would like to take some photos to put on my blog! They were intrigued about Blogging!

It is a wonderful place to have coffee, a bite to eat and chat with friends or as I did, sat in the cosy corner!

The next day, my mother-in-law told me about a new Ceramic shop, not far from her, so I thought I would walk up there to have look. The shop is in Alexandra Park Road and is Called ZEBRA!! It is so great to look at, so inviting, with the coffee corner too! Had a look around, a coffee and a chat to one of the owners, lovely lady named Andrea..

A DELIGHTFUL place for Painting, fun, coffee and Cake!

Very relaxing way to spend a few hours!!

I have been doing Ceramics for quite a few years now, started in Wales where I used to attend a club at Raf St Athan, learnt how to make the items and paint etc and then became one of the session tutors, and now I visit my friends shop in Wantage, The Funky Teapot. So we had a lot to talk about, all very interesting, how they (her and friend Rachel) started out! The amazing thing I found out was that Andrea used to live in Oxford and work in a place called Harwell, not far from me. A small world!

Definitely Going Back!

Comments

  1. Don't you just LOVE to find a great nice place like that? I found a fabulous cafe/bookstore the other day in Catanzaro where you can get your books, take them to your table, enjoy your coffee ... just like Barnes and Noble. Almost. :0

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  2. I love tea shops!I should take you on a picture tour of one close to my work...when it's warmer!

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  3. Both places look wonderful...I would definitely go back to!!! How fun!

    :) T

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  4. What fascinating looking outlets. I hope you are able to let them see the great free publicity you have given them Anne.

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  5. OOOOh,AAAAHHH. Thank you for taking us along on that delightful tour. The tea shop is so sweet. In my daydreaming I imagine having such a shop in our fair small town...but it is definitely a cowtown. I will just have to see. Until then I appreciate the glimpse.

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  6. Oh, that tea shop looks amazing! Next time I'm in London, I'm heading their way!

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  7. Looks like such a cozy and warm place to enjoy an afternoon tea... sounds like you had quite a weekend full of little delights for the senses.

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  8. Fun stuff...I love places like the ones you visited. Thanks for posting the pictures

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  9. Dear Anne, I am commenting again to let you know that I have passed on a Best Blog Award to you and a few other blogs I read often. I so much enjoy your trip journals, musings and fun attitude in what you share. Enjoy!

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  10. My oh..my, I just love to be there, what a delightful place :)

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  11. How gracious of the owner to allow you to take photos, but I'm surprised that she was surprised about blogging! Anne, you are quite the wonderful tour guide in places that normally one might not come across when visiting a foreign place. Brava!

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  12. So that explains why the painting in your last post was so excellent, you have all that experience with making and painting ceramics! Both of these shops look adorable. But what is a "hen party"?

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  13. Your blog is so so lovely...thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog. I would love to be in London to shop...look like such an amazing time. I will be back to visit for sure!

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  14. Looks fabulous but lightyears from my life.

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  15. They look like my kind of places too :-)

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  16. Both have so much charm. I'd be happy just to sit at that red polka dot table and order nothing.

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  17. Such delightful and warm places to visit,
    thank you for sharing them with us!

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  18. Hi Anne,
    OOOOH; I love this ! I would have right aside you to discover these delightful shops.
    Funny how that first shop didn't know about blogging ! Too busy I guess !

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