Monday 02 April, 2012

Pelicans & Parrots – Dalston


Like its sister store Pelicans & Parrots Black, Pelicans & Parrots sells a little bit of everything, vintage clothes, taxidermy, accessories, antiques, pictures and such like all beautifully displayed. I was talking about it last night with Ana, who’s boyfriend James, a keen fossil collector hates this kind of shop where ‘artifacts’ are sold as useless objects to ‘decorate’ a bookshelf or whatever. He was complaining about a colleague who was really excited about purchasing a piece of quartz to use as a book end, to the fossil lovers of the world this is so not okay. I have to admit that I’m definitely in the fossil as a doorstop camp and this is a great shop for catering to those home decoration needs. I do now have a new found respect for such relics as since I laughed when James said he was doing a stone carving of a piece of seaweed, i was put in my place that seaweed is one of the oldest living specimens hence a very noble being. I have to say I do in fact agree.

Pelicans & Parrots, 40 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XJ
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Pelicans & Parrots Black is all painted black and looks just great. I bought two pictures the other day, one of a Parrot and one of a Toucan then went home and painted a wall in my flat black to display my two new pictures. The whole shop looks like how I want my house to look. It’s hard to decide what to buy and what not to buy as what’s the point in getting the vintage tea set if you don’t get the 60′s cabinet to go with it? and that would look weird unless you had the tables and chairs to match and so on it goes. There is a stella collection of clothes too, very carefully picked out, nothing generic in sight. The only reason I didn’t get anything was I got in a bit of state deciding what to get as there were 4 or 5 pieces I could easily have bought and I’d already gone over budget on the parrots, damn these decisions are gonna be the end of me one day.

Pelicans & Parrots Black, 81 Stoke Newington road, London, N16 8AD
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