I have been away for a couple of days in London with my daughter. She loves London and shopping so we usually go in the school holidays. It was exhausting as always but the weather was kind and we enjoyed doing a bit more walking than usual and exploring new areas. One of the hi- lights for me was visiting the 'Prints Charming' exhibition in Libertys. I didn't realise it was on until I turned the corner in Carnaby Street and was confronted by the back wall of Libertys that looked as though it had been wallpapered in the most amazing pink flowery paper. On closer inspection you can see it is a heavy canvas but it looks brilliant. The design is 'Betsy' created in 1933 and is from the Liberty archive.
In the front windows were wonderful displays, I was particularly taken with this felt doll dressed in lovely liberty prints. There were more of these inside as well as felt brooches, each one a different vintage style face with liberty fabric hair bows and scarves, beautiful but very expensive ! She is sitting on a chair surrounded by scraps of fabric and with a chandelier made entirely of fabric.
Finally I just had to take a photo of this lovely pub just off Kensington
High Street. The hanging baskets of flowers were just so colourful they made the whole street look cheerful. I did think about the poor person with the job of watering them all though !
I didn't get the chance to visit a few of the shops I had planned to as vintage style really isn't my daughter's thing and the trip was for her. I think I will probably go back myself for a day once she is back at school. I did however manage a visit to the lovely CK shop on Kings Road after patiently waiting around in Jack Wills.I treated myself to a few things including the pretty tin sugar shaker I had had my eye on and a lovely big sewing tin to store all my bits and pieces so I was happy.