I,LTV goes up to town

I visited Liberty

which is one of my favourite shops (and has been for a long time)

part of it is a Tudor building (mock possibly. but I don't know the history) and there is a wonderful gallery:I went to the haberdashery section (such is my love of buttons and ricrac and velvet trims and other bits and pieces that I think I must have been a peddlar of such items in a previous life)

I didn't go for the tana lawn, but I always love looking at the designs. .

and looking. . .

perhaps I should take a photo of my purchases and share the delights with you? (it was a kind of gift to myself, the trip; the purchases were an added extra!)

I hope you were able
to do something today
that brought a smile
to your face

(-:

17 comments:

katherine. said...

what a wonderful place to browse...and buy...

yes...show us what you bought!

Dave said...

Oh yes, I most certainly did. Still grinning, actually.

Rimshot said...

I could spend an hour or so just admiring the outside!

What does "tana lawn" mean?

Sorrow said...

window shopping?
yeah, that sounds like fun..hope you had a good spot of tea when you were done.
~smiles~

Mia Dickinson said...

I love Liberty! Good knows how many days/months/years Ive lost walking around aimlessly in that shop!

Vicus Scurra said...

Shopping.
I love it.

starbender said...

What a beautiful area. I love older buildings, they just have more to look at then the ones they build today.

I, Like The View said...

star it is a one of a kind shop

(-:

vicus I never had you down for a shopper. . .

*mwah*

Mia welcome - in my case it's years: could account for why I'm suddenly 45! good g*d, and that's true. . .


sorrow I treated the friend I was with to tea in the tea room - they have the quaintest cups and saucers (you'd have just loved them!)

shot tana lawn is a kind of cotton fabric. . . very fine, and in the case of Liberty with the most wonderful printed designs

the building is unique for that part of London

Dave knowing that has made me smile

katherine. I'll try and get around to taking a photo!

XX

moreidlethoughts said...

Ahh! The memories you've opened. Thankyou.

Mel said...

Oh my.

Now, ya know I'm not a shopper--go in, get it, get out, go home. That's my theory...LOL But I do enjoy a wander about in strange places with unique things. I don't call that 'shopping'--that's an adventure! And sometimes it's an adventure in thievery! NOT cuz I steal items from the shop--just some of the ideas. :-)

Yeah, yeah....LOL....I'm still a thief. *laughing*

Oh, but what a gorgeous building. And what cool stuff!
AND there was company AND cool cups!

*happy sigh*
Do it again!
Do it again!!

Mel said...

BTW--very cool idea for hoops on the wall with the fabrics displayed.

How cool would that be for Halloween.

156 days, yaknow--gotta be getting my ducks in a row.....errrrrr....ummmm..my ghosties lined up? LOL

I, Like The View said...

my mother had some of those embroidery hoops Mel - but I don't seem to have them. . . which is odd, as I have her embroidery box

could do the same thing with small picture frames from a second-hand shop. . .

and - oh! - you'd love the haberdashery section in Liberty - it's a patchworker's paradise, a crafter's carnival, an embroiderer's emporium, a (ok, I've run out of analogies)

I bought little felt leaves and flowers, miniature silk flowers, black ricrac, linen ribbon with printed hearts, scraps of kimono fabric, wool yarn pompoms in the most beautiful shades, a funky button selection from 60s and 70s clothing, a couple of remnant pieces of the most gorgeous fabric reduced to ridiculously negligible prices. . .

. . .and I saw tiny fabric birds, so small they fitted into the matchbox they were sold in; and delicate cages of slightly bigger birds - both the cages and the birds made from scraps of vintage fabric. . .

I wish I'd made a note of that artist!

and, I must take a photo of my purchases and share the fun!


dinah my pleasure!

it's a wonderful place, isn't it - and it just gets better and better each visit (which is not so common these days)

I, Like The View said...

(remind me to tell you about the cups and saucers sometime)

Mel said...

Ohhhhhhh......there's a local shop that folks come from the surrounding cities to visit--filled with all sorts of cool things. Maybe twice a year I visit. They did a birdie cage with fabric twisted around the wire--yours sound way cooler. And I'm liking the sounds of that stash of goodies you picked up. AND the wee birdies in the matchbox--a good reason to go back! :-)

Fun fabric at a ridiculous price--that'd be a dangerous place for me. LOL

katherine. said...

that would be a dangerous place for my budget...

psssst....tell us about the cups and saucers.....

moreidlethoughts said...

Perhaps it gets better because it is only ONE, not a whole ruddy national chain!
(I still have a red silk scarf bought from there which I wore with a Carnaby Street outfit in -oh, don't ask!)

mig said...

And I still have a liberty silk frock that belonged to my Mum :)
No way I could wear it - I've got a bit fatter since she gave it to me :)