Established in 2009, Alhambra sells a wonderful range of homeware, crafts and gifts. These come mainly, but not exclusively, from Andalucia in southern Spain. I started with rugs, from the province of Almeria where I’ve owned a rustic mountain house since 1997. Ceramics followed, then Spanish food and cookware and finally the wonderful encaustic and mosaic tiles for which Alhambra is best known today.
I have driven all over Andalucia to source my stock – often chancing on suppliers in the most unexpected places! It’s been a wonderful experience and I’ve visited some marvellous towns and villages. More info on this in my Blog
The shop is in Kirkdale, an up-and-coming parade in Sydenham, south London. Just up the road from Dulwich and down the hill from Crystal Palace, it was famous for its antique shops until a recent decline in fortunes. Happily, it’s on the up again with many new people moving to the area. We still have some great homeware shops. There’s an antique fireplace shop next door, a Victorian doors shop, a famous Art Deco shop, a ‘pop-up’ poster, lampshade and mid-century furniture and curio shop, a double-glazing shop, carpenters and a new wrought-ironworks. There is an occasional retro and craft market, too.
Alhambra has always been much more than a shop. There’s a little tearoom and garden at the back where we hold Spanish conversation classes, crochet workshops and other events. There are always exhibitions up, usually showing the work of local artists.
Alhambra is offering 3 fabulous prizes in this competition:
The first prize is the choice of a fluffy rug (90 x 150cm – £57.50) or a tightly woven rug perfect for high traffic areas or as a garden/camping rug (120cm x 160cm – £67.50). Great for Big Camp!
The second prize is a £16 cushion covers (choice of bright Mexican & retro inspired prints).
For the third prize a play food rattle from Pebble toys – choose from instock items including mini owl (http://alhambrahome.co.uk/
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And if you are taken by the rugs as much as we are you can buy one during July with a 20% discount using the code NATURALMAMAS
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