I must tell you about Quirky Dovetail, a local, independent shop that sells beautifully painted, vintage pine and antique furniture plus a range of interesting homewares. Their two quirky shops (Balham and Clapham in South West London) are absolute gems and I feel fortunate to have them on my doorstep.
Being able to take your own furniture there to be painted (and upholstered) is a real bonus and a service I've never before encountered.
The biggest draw of the shops are the staff: Andy and Gill, the owners, and Nick are so charming, friendly, helpful and knowledgable. It's their personal touch that makes Quirky Dovetail so special. I've attended their evening workshop 'Colour in your Home' which was so interesting and also a great way to meet local, like-minded people. My house has been transformed since I discovered them.
Here are some items I have purchased from Quirky Dovetail. You see see what an eclectic mix they sell: