I can’t believe it’s already been a month since my husband & I came home from Europe. And since I spent days gushing about everything I loved in Paris, I thought I’d give you a break from feeling like you were being held captive in the neighbors’ living room, forced to watch a 2000-frame slideshow of their latest vacation. (Okay, to the few of you I did this to, thanks for putting up with me.) I had planned to do at least a few posts about London, as we spent 5 days there as opposed to only 3 in Paris, but time has flown & I’m just now getting to it. The truth is, we loved London as much as we did Paris & I do have the pics to prove it. But I will just give you a little taste of one of my absolute favorite parts of the trip & make a little recommendation. Because one thing I know for sure is that if you ever visit London on a Saturday, you simply must go to the Portabello Road Market in Notting Hill. You might remember how I was a little disappointed that I never found a true Paris flea market? Well, Notting Hill made up for that & more. The best way I know to describe it is that it’s like a mile-long British Anthropologie. With food. And better prices. And it’s just dripping with English charm. I was like a girl in…well, Anthropologie!Here are just a few shots:PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketa store FULL of knobs!PhotobucketAnd here’s me-digging thru some antique silverware, trying to beat the woman next to me in a search for all the monogrammed “R” spoons…Ahh- memories!PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketThis shop’s window was decorated with gift bows. Adorable!PhotobucketThe little table I really wanted to bring home–only £10!PhotobucketPhotobucketI so regret not buying one of these…PhotobucketYou just never know what you’ll find…PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketAnd my favorite shop…Photobucketfull of British toys…{gasp!}PhotobucketAnd-be still my heart! I HAD to have this for my Paris bathroom, but my husband was already about to have a heart attack after trying to keep me from buying everything I saw. And we were concerned it might get damaged in the suitcase on the way home. So, I left it there…PhotobucketAnd then came home & ordered it online.Oh, I can’t wait to go back!I’ll be sharing the fun with a few of these link parties…check them out!