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Quirky finds at The Perching Post

If you wander down the High Street in Barnes you’ll come across a lovely shop, full of one-off home accessories. The Perching Post was established in 2012 by theatre design graduate Anna Sparshatt. Her passion for interiors, in particular sourcing furniture, made the shop a natural step.

Candle Votive Tea Light from The Perching Post. Photo Yeshen Venema

Candle Votive Tea Light from The Perching Post. Photo Yeshen Venema

The furniture Anna sources is often restored, and in some cases updated, such as the School Desk Coffee Table with a duel storage compartment. The range of home accessories includes the wonderful Brick Vase from Stolen Form, a beautiful Light Bulb Vase from Bloomingvile and a delicate set of Hummingbird prints from Natural History – The Origin of Style.

Hummingbird Prints from Natural History. Photo Yeshen Venema

Hummingbird Prints from Natural History. Photo: Yeshen Venema

The Light Bulb Vase really caught my eye, they’re very delicate in the hand, but totally watertight, perfect for a single, short-stemmed flower. They also pour well, so I might use it for topping up my essential oil burner.

The Perching Post Lightbulb Vase by Bloomingville

Lightbulb Vase by Bloomingville. Photo Yeshen Venema

If you’re a young designer, get in touch with Anna as she is always looking for interesting furniture, ceramics, soft furnishings and decorative items.

Film Directors no.1 Print: Beards and Glasses

Film Directors no.1 Print: Beards and Glasses. Photo: Yeshen Venema

You can find The Perching Post shop at: 55 High Street, Barnes, London, SW13 9LF.
Tel: 02088763383.
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10am-5:30pm  Sunday 11am-4pm.

If you’re not in London, or prefer to shop from your sofa, the online shop opened last month:

Photography by Yeshen Venema.

Author bio

Yeshen Venema is a freelance photographer, specialising in product and lifestyle photography. Inspired by his mother (a photojournalist in 60’s Munich), he picked up his first Nikon 35mm aged 13 and continues to use traditional film alongside his digital work today. He has worked across Europe, shooting for documentary, landscape and education commissions and is currently settled in a cosy East London studio shared with the animation director Natasha Tonkin. When not taking pictures, he writes for blogs and magazines on the subject of photography and advises small businesses on how to optimise their websites. You can see his work atYeshen Venema and follow him on Twitter@Yeshen.. Read more posts by .

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