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:

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

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

    xxxx

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

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

    Gosh, those cakes are giving me a sweet tooth!

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

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  6. 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!

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

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

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  9. 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

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

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  11. Gorgeous home. Your friend has good taste.

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

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

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

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

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  16. Wow, so pretty.
    And the food looks amazing!

    Lydia xxx

    http://allthingsnicestyle.blogspot.com/

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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!

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

    x

    landofcuteseas.blogspot.com

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

    x

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  22. 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

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

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

    Ripped Nylon

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  25. Such good taste this decoration, I love it!

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  26. 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

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

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

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  29. 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?

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

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

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  32. 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!

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

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  34. Your images are like candy to the eye!

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

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

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

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