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An evening out in Covent Garden

I am probably one of very few Londoners who genuinely love Covent Garden, despite it being one of those forever busy “touristy” areas of this glorious city. I agree, it can be a bit too much, especially if you do not feel comfortable in crowded places or get easily annoyed by slow walking gawking tourists who do not look where they go. But is also a magical place – cobbled streets full of great boutiques and restaurants, street performances, live music  (how can you not love that?!) and I always manage to find something exciting to dive into and explore in Covent Garden. Well, last week was no exception, and here is an account of an evening out in Covent Garden when I have discovered another amazing place full of unique and beautiful items that I wish I could take home… All of them…

The place I wanted to share with you is Petersham Nurseries, a relatively new tenant of this beautiful old building in King Street. Beautiful from the outside, but even more so inside the store: just look at those high ceilings, stunning atria and the grand chandelier!

The grand chandelier of Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden store

My eyes did not know where to look, there is just too much there to absorb and process: every piece of furniture, every piece of stoneware, vases, skincare items, scented candles are beautiful and unique. And the array of colours of plants that are seamlessly incorporated. This gorgeous Medinilla plant has immediately grabbed my attention: I am lucky enough to own one myself, it is such an unusual and beautiful plant that is quite hard to get hold of here in the UK – but, of course, Petersham Nurseries are specialist in selling unique or rare beautiful pieces, I have figured before I moved more than two paces past the threshold!

Medinilla Magnifica plant

A beautiful Medinilla Magnifica plant

Fancy dusting your home with some super fluffy ostrich feather dusters? Well, you can get them here too!

Ostrich feather dusters in a stunning vase

Ostrich feather dusters in a stunning vase

Here is a close-up shot for you in case you want to see more of this gorgeous fluffiness!

Ostrich feather duster

Those orchids are really pretty. But look at that kitty teapot!

Maneki-Neko like teapot

Maneki-Neko (beakoning cat) like teapot

Beautiful stoneware

Petersham Nurseries glassware

And more of those snowy-white phalaenopsis orchids – what a stunning plant!

Beautiful phalaenopsis orchid in full bloom

Beautiful phalaenopsis orchid in full bloom

Porcelain and earthenware with floral details

Porcelain and earthenware with floral details

And here is a nice small selection of the famous Cire Trudon candles: they are top notch when it comes to candles, in my opinion. I could sniff them all day!

Cire Trudon candles

My favourite scented candles in the world are sold here too!

I adore this abundance of green everywhere! This vase here has me drooling. I can so see it in my dining room! Mmm, I resisted the urge to buy it since we were going to a theatre afterwards so I could not risk carrying this bulky item on me all evening! Maybe next time.

Love this vase!

Love this vase!

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

Love that pattern!

Love that pattern!

Even more scented candles to choose from!

Petersham Nurseries would not be a nursery without its plants – and there were gorgeous bouquets everywhere. Just look at these dahlias!

Purple dahlia bouquet

There is a separate section of Petersham nurseries which you must come and see: there is a florist, delicatessen there too!

And there’s the florist caught in action. Creation of magical bouquets is in progress.

Florist is creating a beautiful bouquet

Florist is creating a beautiful bouquet

The colours of autumn

The colours of autumn

I love those sturdy solid wood shelves loaded with a multitude of Italian kinds of pasta, olive oils and tomato sauces!

Mamma mia, this place has all the best Italian pasta, olive oils and spices!

And how cute is this little display of vegetables?

Gourds and pumpkins

Gourds and pumpkins

More beautiful gourds

Mmm, dried lavender.

Covent Garden

 

 

Of course, I could not leave empty-handed: here are my treasured items. I am loving my new little cabbage vase and the Cire Trudon Ernesto candle – can’t beat a bit of leather and tobacco aroma, therefore, it had to come home with me. And it was love at first sight case with that small cabbage vase – what more can I say!

My purchases: Cire Trudon candle and a small vase

My purchases: Cire Trudon candle and a small vase

I hope you have enjoyed exploring Petersham Nurseries store with me! If you are curious to read about my other adventures in Covent Garden (I do hang out there a lot!), I invite you to have a look here!

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