Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fabulous London...

Our first stop!!!!

On the day we landed, we went straight to Harrod's for high tea. It was a dream come true experience!!!

Scones, Laduree macaroons, pastries and finger sandwiches from the exquisite high tea we had at Harrod's.

The beautiful and moving tribute to Diana and Dodi at Harrod's. You will get teary eyed viewing this emotional tribute!!!

Another really beautiful department store exclusive to London, is "Liberty". They make all of their own fabrics for clothing and accessories and their store is filled on every floor with beautiful fresh cut flowers.

First day and all excited at one of the markets.

Myself in the heat of  haggle at the markets.

There was such great food at all of our markets. We did not go hungry!!!

Our "Dim Sum" steamed bun lunch at the market.

a beautiful old and very large photo tribute to the queen on the side of one of the buildings downtown.

An iconic London pub, that has been around for years.

An old, old pub we ate at, that has hosted many of famous people in its over 400 years of existence. Charles Dickens and lots of other famous writers would come here to drink and eat back in the day.

Our delicious Wild Mushroom Pilaf we had at the old Chesire.

Fun and really crowded Portabello Road market.

The crowds at Portabello.

Lots of fun antique pieces to choose from down on Portabello Road.

My new favorite London store and clothing line. (more about this in a later post.)

We were in Heaven when we found this antique fair and market that took place in an old 19th century palace.

Imagine an old palace this size filled with nothing but antiques for sale!

Oh yes, we spent the whole entire day here, just drooling over the beautiful antiques on display.

Mary Kay and the London skyline just before we entered the palace full of antiquties.

Our lunch we munched was a "Bap". It's a big large powdery roll filled with really yummy things. Mine had rosted pork, applesauce, and homemade stuffing on it. Oh yeah, and I couldn't go without adding some fine English mustard!

Stay tuned, I will be back soon with more pictures from my trip and some new treasures I found.
I see blogger has not fixed their problems for posting, so trying not to make this post to long. This picture caption thing is driving me quite crazy, it seems to be the only way I can narrarate my blog these days.
Have a great weekend everyone, and see you back here real soon!!!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

I know you had a great time!! Looks like you enjoyed some yummy food also. I am really looking forward to seeing what you brought back and hearing more about the trip.
Enjoy your weekend.

Anonymous said...

Awesome SIS. I wish I could have seen you while you were on this side of the world. Maybe next time when the little one is out of school. Catherine

Anonymous said...

WELCOME HOME!!!! Can't wait to see the treasures, the photos are beautiful


Anonymous said...

WELCOME HOME!!!! Can't wait to see the treasures, the photos are beautiful


Rhonda said...

Ooh, I'm so glad you posted about your London trip. I love all your eating and shopping, what else is left? How much fun you must have had.
I'm excited to see your finds!!!

Unknown said...

So glad you are back. I missed your posts. I bet you've got all kinds of inspirational pieces to work on. Very, very jealous!

Christine Wallace said...

Thank you all so much for your kindest of welcoming back sentiments. I had a great time and have so much more to share with you!!! Thanks for stopping by to see.
More London posts to come!!!!

Sea Witch said...

Just found your blog and so glad I did. London seems smashing and now I want to haggle in the markets thanks to your post. Blessings to you and those you love. Sea Witch