It's ironic that I'm enamored with flowers now. Blame it on Instagram. Photos of flowers are in abundance (FYI, you can get A LOT of likes). Friends consider it a miracle that my second orchid plant is still alive after 2 months. I call it divine intervention. I'm rather proud that I can tell peonies from carnations these days.
I must've walked past Catkin & Pussywillow many times and Instagrammed the flowers to death but this was the first time I had a chance to take a look inside the store. It's tucked away on a street next to the train station in Winchester. It's like walking into a perfumery and treasure trove because the welcoming floral scent hits you as you enter the store. I was rather taken by the handmade candles from St Eval, a small artisan company based in Cornwall. Scented candles for less than £10? Bargain. And then there are these antique toys, Indie magazines and books (including Kinfolk) and chocolate bars peeking out from every corner.
Normally when I see something I love, I have to skulk around just to get a few shots in, lest I get booted out of the store. If my oversized camera was any indication of my intent to shoot a few frames........ but a cheerful staff member walked up to me and say, "go ahead. Photograph anything". Ahhh.....music to my ears.
Catkins & Pussywillow
The Railway Station
Winchester SO23 8TJ