Saturday, 26 June 2010

Tea at Loula's

Be prepared for an incredibly picture heavy post. Last sunday I was invited to the new home of my good friend Louise (or Loula as I like to name her) in return for the Afternoon Tea I recently held for her.

As well as delicious sandwiches, cakes and my favourite Rose Tea, I was also allowed to wander around her flat taking photographs and to be able to post them here no less. I love nothing more than visiting somewhere new and seeing with fresh eyes, taking in all of the little details.

She, like I, adores trawling flea-markets and charity shops searching for treasures that someone else has already tired of. They are always the best finds that make the home more unique I think.

So while there are no photographs of us on this occasion, I respect the fact that while I have chosen to plaster my image across the world wide web, she has not. I do hope that you will still enjoy a browse around Loula's abode....


Let us take a walk up to the top of the stairs, where we are welcomed by a beautiful blue trinket box and jewelled cushion

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Into the kitchen for the food preparation and a glass of Buck's Fizz

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The food was served informally in the living room...

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... despite there being a very lovely dining room

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The best room in the house is always a girl's boudoir

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Finally, we wander back down the stairs and admire the Geisha print

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And the adorable hall table complete with Visitors Book and a candy dish, a little treat for the journey home.

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43 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

There's so much splendour here one's eyes are dazzled. Have a nice weekend, dear Lady;-)

Ruthie said...

My goodness, what an amazing home!! Its incredible! You have a real eye for photography too.....Love this Post.

xxxx

Poppies and Sunshine said...

What wonderful pictures and it looks like a fabulous tea time! I love how you have captured parts of her home.

Alice said...

Your pictures are always so lovely. I love your photos.

Gosh, those cakes are giving me a sweet tooth!

Jacqueline said...

What a wounderful home! I love the teacups and the birds on the nightstand(?) a lot!

cutlex said...

You captured her house well, showing us little details from which we could conclude that her house is spectacular!

To me, it's like a hotel with the the black and silver theme. Looking at homes like these makes me confused as to how I would really like to design mine!

japantoypanic said...

The room looks very elegant and lovely, but those beautiful sweets.. they made me hungry, ahah :)
great photos, as always!

loucieee said...

What a beautiful home. :)

Leia said...

She has a stunning home!! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. Is she an interior decorator by profession??

Shamini said...

wow!
i would love to have a home like your friend!!
and congrats to the photographer who has been able to capture such nice angles!
kiss

Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil said...

Such beautiful pictures!
this atmosphere looks absoluetly amazing! love the decoration!

Kata Wagner Berg said...

OMG! So beautiful everything!

Velvet said...

Gorgeous home. Your friend has good taste.

Sabina ∆ said...

wonderful pics! love all the details ! really nice style ... :)

perfectionishuman said...

SWOON.
My dream house. x

FashionJazz said...

Wow,these pictures are so inviting I really loved this post! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely wknd! xx

Barbara said...

Her place looks amazing!! also those treats look so yummy

walrus studio said...

toooo much good stuff! i want those strawberries ♥ and teacups ♥ and boxes ♥ and and and,...

Lydia said...

Wow, so pretty.
And the food looks amazing!

Lydia xxx

http://allthingsnicestyle.blogspot.com/

Artpixie said...

food looks amazing

claire eloise said...

OMG! her home is amazing! the decoration is so perfect and elegant! this is just making me soo much more excited for when i move to my new flat next week! xxx

Copious Couture said...

I love afternoon tea... my cousin works at the Fairmont hotel chain and when he was working out west I went to visit him and we went to tea in the afternoon... it was so much fun!!!! Yummy sandwiches and pastries! YUMMY!!! Looks like yours was yummy too!


Carissa
http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

E is for Eleanor said...

What a beautiful home she has! I love all of the little details. You have done a great job of capturing it all on camera!

cuteseas said...

what an adorable home! i'm jealous! very very cute!

x

landofcuteseas.blogspot.com

sarahtay said...

oh my, it looks so gorgeous! everything - from the food to the home decor. i'd love to have tea like that sometime.

x

StuddedLilly said...

this is so pretty!! everything in the home looks so perfect! and more and more i look at your pictures.. you're really an amazing photographer! the way you pay attention to little details and colors!
xxjess

Becky said...

Love all the silver and grey and the glass bottles, your friend must love these photos!

Dessinatrice said...

What a beautiful house, I am so inspired to redo my room and make it worth of the title "Boudoir"

Ripped Nylon

Maria Ana said...

Such good taste this decoration, I love it!

beingdena said...

I love picture heavy posts by your because your photos are always as stunning. Your friend seems to have a litte castle, with magical decorations. Love it.

Dena xoxo

Georgia said...

howww cute!!! so yummy x

Helen said...

i love her crockery! and i have a bird tealight holder like hers.

Harriet said...

What a gorgeous house! Is it weird to say I love her wallpaper?!

Mat said...

crikey, that is one heck of a home. i hope my future wife has taste as good as this. i'm hungry now too.

is that you entering for my competition then?

Lykkesaurus said...

Really lovely photos :)

Marinka said...

I love your photos they always transport me in a wonderful world!

avalonne lou summers said...

Your photography is always stunning! What camera do you use and it looks like a 50mm lens, right?

PinkBow said...

jacquenline - nesting tables in the living room :-)

leia - no she's not an interior designer. by her own admissions 'not very creative', but i think she's done a fantastic job on her first home

avalonne - yes it is, i use a canon eos 1000d

thanks for the lovely comments everyone!

Andhari said...

Very artsy. I love her stuff, and how the foods are arranged :) Amazing.

Jessica Turnbow said...

Your images are like candy to the eye!

Style Porn said...

What a charming little scene! I'm suddenly craving little cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off and some Devonshire cream...

Dotti said...

I get so hungry! All the sweet stuff she served is realy tempting.

Rosie Unknown said...

Her house is stunning! I hope I can have a home that beautiful one day.