London Calling & Liberty

liberty print suitcase

London is calling.

I am super excited for 2012 –  I am going to be making a variety of trips to cover some really great events. I am busy putting together my schedule and plans, but the one I am most excited about is a return to London to attend the Chelsea Flower Show. The trip would not however be complete without a stop at one of my most favorite places on the planet — the Liberty department store. If you haven’t been there, these yummy images give an little glimpse of the place.
liberty store and liberty print fabric
To start, it is a beautiful Tudor building in the heart of London’s West End. It is filled with the most imaginative of department store crossed with design products that are worth getting lost in for hours on end.

And then there are the storied prints. Liberty prints and the fabric that they are generally printed on have been a favorite of mine since I discovered them years ago. If I were a collector, Liberty fabric  and liberty print adorned items would be a worthy thing to gather. I imagine making beautiful quilts and pillows and basically anything else that can be crafted with fabric.
liberty prints
I love Liberty spotting and seeing where the fabric turns up. Of course, there was the relatively recent Target range, but a few years before J Crew did a line of shirts and I have seen many a clothing/ shoe/ accessory designer work in the prints here and there. I really love finding them in home goods — but I haven’t yet seen them to brought to the garden. Hmmm…Waiting….

images:  miss cherieRed bubble, Liberty, little green notebook, and cabinet a bidoulles.

You can see more Liberty print inspiration on my Liberty Pinterest board.

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6 Responses to London Calling & Liberty

  1. I’ve been to London once and Liberty was on my list of must sees! Got one yard of divine fabric (all I could afford) which I have yet to use…I guess I’m hoarding it and waiting for some divine inspiration LOL!

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