Friday, 29 July 2011

Another Visit to the Little French Shop






































I had a trip to Norwich this week and of course couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit a favourite shop.


'The Bell Jar' in Norwich... I often feature this lovely shop because I just find it so inspiring.















































































































































































































































































































































































I loved this set of tables, one had a marble top.































































































































































































































and then outside in the small courtyard.


















































This chair was in the process of being painted, the owner of the shop paints some of the furniture herself using lots of thin layers of paint which looks like its been scrubbed on with a paintbrush, its then waxed. 





Linking today with Miss Mustard Seed

38 comments:

  1. Hello! I just found your blog on Miss Mustard Seed's Friday Feature. No wonder you featured that shop. I love everything that you photographed. I live close to the coast of South Carolina. My link is next to yours at MMS.

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  2. omg.... certainly wouldnt mind a shopping spree in this shop. So many goodies, so much eye candy! Sigh...

    thank you for sharing!

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  3. Hello Deborah:
    We are not at all surprised that you keep returning to this most stylish of stores. A visual feast and so many tempting things to buy. And, everything so imaginatively presented that it is such an inspiration for interior design and decoration. Lovely!

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  4. I see why you love it so ... I could linger in there for hours and dream the day away in the courtyard!
    Honestly, I could move right in and be happy. :)

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  5. Thanks so much for posting all the pictures--I spent a lot of time looking at them and know I will be back for more--I find them so inspiring!

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  6. I would have to go with a uhaul. I find it torture to look at those lovely things and not be able to touch them or buy them!!

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  7. Ooooh, that kind of store makes my teeth hurt. I could go crazy in a place like that! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  8. Oh it looks enchanting...so inspiring too. No wonder you keep going back. I would be spending a lot of money there if I went!
    Such great stock...so tempting!

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  9. I want to be there browsing in this little shop in England. So charming. I fell in love with the white mirror standing alone with the blue and white tea pot. The tablescape with those cute blue and white plates-adorable.

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  10. Hi Deborah,

    It's a good thing I don't live in Norwich. What an amazing shop this is. I understand why you enjoy featuring it. There is so much to see, and it all looks lovely!

    I will have one more look straight away!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief

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  11. Hi Deborah,
    I just found your incredibly beautiful blog and so glad I did! I love your style and will definitely be adding you to my favorite list.
    The shop above looks amazing, would love to shop there.
    Hope you have a beautiful day.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda
    www.alabasterrosedesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. I can see why you find it so inspiring. I have passed on a Sunshine Award to you today.

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  13. I'm thinking this is the kind of shop you would love to have for yourself... trouble is, how would you part with everything? You'd have to buy things you didn't like, which would be a bit silly to say the least! I know you love styling your home, and you do it so well, it is just like this shop on a smaller, more cosy scale, so I can see you as the proprietress of such a place, vetting people who want to buy your goodies! Lovely photos yet again.
    Maggie

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  14. Beautiful! Definitely inspiring! A good place to linger. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  15. I am moving in immediately. Please alert owner:)

    xo Jane

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  16. I need to tell my friend who lives between Norwich and Ipswich about this place and maybe get her to take us there next time we visit!

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  17. What gorgeous photos- they are truly inspiring. I would love to wander around there taking photos as you have. The pale pastels are fabulous. You always have such beautiful photos. Thanks so much for sharing this place of beauty--
    Vicki

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  18. Thanks for featuring this lovely little Brocante again Deborah. I've been without internet for a while as I've just moved house, this is my first chance to catch up on blogs so I'm super lucky not to have missed this post :)

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  19. Oh my goodness! I would travel HOURS to spend 30 minutes in this charming shop - and I'd have to bring a U-Haul with me!! What a sweet, inspiring place!!! Did you bring anything home with you?? :)

    xoxo laurie

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  20. What a great look shop! I love all the offerings. Like Laurie says - I would travel HOURS to visit this shop. Amazing!

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  21. yes....totally heaven....

    i could spend a very happy WEEK in this shop....

    i have the urge to hit the road in france again-brocante shopping with our people mover!!

    love all your photos...melissa xx

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  22. Hello Deborah

    How nice that you give us a second look around this treasure of a shop. The white soup tureens and lidded serving dishes are exactly what I am looking for. Sadly, Norwich is so far away.

    Anna

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  23. Oh my goodness I could spend hours there just browsing all the treasures. I love the kind of shops that each time you look you find something new.
    Enjoy your day!
    xo

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  24. Hi Deborah, I am so glad that you take us with you when you go to The Bell Jar! Fab! I would love a good rummage through that linen. I just love the big metal brackets and the old windows, what fun one could have with those. Many thanks for your lovely comments. Have a wonderful week, love Linda x

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  25. I am in LOVE with that beautiful shop AND your blog~ Im your newest follower~
    Thanks for entering my ruffled linens giveaway! Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  26. Hi Deb, great visit again...thanks..I really am coming to visit one day soon...have just been into France to visit the champagne region which was beautiful...had hoped to find some 'brocante' but no luck...a lot of shops were shut for August...found a market but more 'vide-grenier' than brocante and no joy! Had to settle for some champas and glassware from Mumm! Robx

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  27. That is certainly a shop filled with wonderful treasures. And I so love the oh so Sylvia title "The Bell Jar". How great is that?! Have a wonderful day ~ Alexandra

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  28. Many thanks for your comments Deborah. Hope you are getting some nice weather? Love Linda x

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  29. Hi Deborah, this is such a beautiful shop! Looks like a work of art in itself :)

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  30. such beautiful shop, really love it!

    greetings from Spain,
    elena

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  31. My kind of shopping spree...love the wonderful aged patina of these items and the first daybed...fabulous!!

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  32. Hi Deborah
    What a lovely shop I haven't been to Norwich for years we used to live there a long time ago - my son Marcus was born there. Would love to visit again - the shop looks like my kind of place. Have lovely weekend.
    Jillxx

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  33. What a gorgeous shop!
    A little to far for me to visit though from Sydney:)
    Wendy

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  34. Hi! I've just discovered your blog - I love the look of that sop - it looks like the kind of place I could vieit often!

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