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Revisited: Osprey Home In St Albans

Osprey-Home-7I do love revisiting places, especially when they are as adorable as Osprey Home in St Albans, and last week I was invited by the brand’s founder and designer Graeme Ellisdon to take a tour around the treasure trove and a spot of lunch after its refurbishment.

What I love about Osprey Home, other than the obviously that it is full of pretty things that I want to fill my house with, has to be the charming feeling you get when wandering around the stable blocks, you basically never know what you are going to find. Plus as well as offering a gorgeous shopping experience this place has the most amazing cafe, seriously the cakes are to-die-for, and they have a collection of tea cups that I wish I had.

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Since my last visit the main changes has to be that the place is bigger, they have extended the Saddlery Cafe, which was wise as it is very popular, they’ve repositioned the Home store slightly and have introduced new lines such as jewellery, which is curated by Graeme’s wife, Osprey London candles and fragrances, which smell divine, and generally they’ve allowed more room for the hand-selected vintage-inspired finds that I loved from my first visit.

As well as cute interior pieces, gorgeous food in the cafe, Osprey Home also has an outlet store for the Osprey London handbags and leather accessories at bargain prices. I have to be honest I haven’t spent a more relaxed afternoon in a while, I have added a lot of things to my wish-list, and I came away with some amazing interior inspiration as well. I wish all shopping trips were such a pleasure!!!

Here are a few of the pictures I took, but for more head on over to my Facebook page.Osprey-Home-5 Osprey-Home-11 Osprey-Home-12 Osprey-Home-14 Osprey-Home-15 Osprey-Home-17 Osprey-Home-19 Osprey-Home-20 Osprey-Home-25 Osprey-Home-28 Osprey-Home-27Osprey-Home-21

Osprey Home, Saddlery Cafe and Osprey London: Osprey Saddlery, Woodcock Hill, Coopers Green Lane, St Albans, Herts, AL4 9HJ.

In Pictures: Osprey Home A Vintage Treasure Trove

I’ve raved about the bags and accessories at Osprey London and how adorable their Christmas ornaments are, but I nearly forgot to share my trip to Osprey Home set in a group of old stable and milking blocks in the scenic countryside of Hertfordshire.

This is more than just a home interiors store it is more like a curiosity shop filled full of hand-selected vintage-inspired finds by the brand’s founder and creative director Graeme Ellisdon and it feels more like a home than a retail store when walking around it.

I fell in love with all the beautifully hand-crafted furniture, the exquisite textiles, and my favourite piece had to be this gorgeous driftwood horse head sculpture.

As well as a lifestyle store there is an outlet store for the gorgeous bags and the most adorable cafe, Saddlery Cafe, where all the teas come in gorgeous bone china tea cups and they have the most delicious muffins.

Osprey Home, Saddlery Cafe and Osprey London: Osprey Saddlery, Woodcock Hill, Coopers Green Lane, St Albans, Herts, AL4 9HJ.

Christmas: Tres Chic Baubles From Osprey London

Christmas is one of my favourite times of year, I love the sparkle of the lights, the cheesy Christmas family films, and most of all I love the colours of variations of the decorations.

Every year I love deciding on my colour scheme, sorting through my mountains of baubles and decorations in the loft, and best of all I love adding to my collection with new pieces. Sometimes I go for quirky, sometimes I go for classic, and sometimes I just fall in love with their beauty. That is what happened when I saw these gorgeous hand-crafted papier-mâché baubles at Osprey London.

Available only from any of the Osprey London outlets, you get four decorations for £15, which come in a black presentation box for easy storage when the Christmas glee is over. I went for the multi-coloured baubles as you can choose your own, but dependant on what your colour scheme is you can either go for black/gold or silver/gold varieties.

The brand have also launched an alternative to the traditional Christmas tree with this washed teak variety. Cute right? It comes in two sizes – large is £265 and small is £125, a little pricey but will last you a lifetime. Available only from Osprey Home in St Albans.

Osprey Home, The Saddlery, Woodcock Hill, Coopers Green Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9HJ.