Home and Colonialby 161
Just 45 minutes outside of central London, in the historic market town of Berkhamsted, Home and Colonial is a spectacular showroom of antiques set over five differently themed floors - including furniture, textiles, vintage clothing, jewellery and books. ‘Considered to be one of the UK’s most attractive and innovative antiques and interiors shops’, Home and Colonial houses antiques from a collective of over 30 dealers so there really is something for everyone. The antique textiles alone are worth leaving London for - from linens, laces and cottons to Victorian quilts, Cantonese hand-embroidered shawls and 19th century beadwork - this emporium pays homage to textiles from all over the world. Alternatively you could evoke a sense of nostalgia and head for the vintage clothing floor where you can choose from a stunning array of 1930's and 40's evening wear, or, if fabulous prints and platforms are more your thing, visit the 60's and 70's day wear selection. In addition, Home and Colonial are now also stocking unique antique lace and haberdashery by BrocanteArt. There is also a charming rooftop tearoom so set aside a couple hours to visit this treasure-trove and even better, Home and Colonial are now stocking Selvedge Magazine so you can pick up a copy while you are there!
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