How do you get to Liberty?
Turn on this street and just keep going, past crowds and hoards of people out enjoying the beauty of a gorgeously glorious and sunny August Sunday afternoon.
You can’t miss it…it’s the Tudor style building that you can see with the classic Georgian building on the right, next to the modern glass building on the left.
Remain control of your decorum. Do not jump up and down and run as fast as you can like a child let loose in front of a toy star with FREE signs in the windows.
Walk in a very grown up and proper manner to the front door. Try to blend in with the locals and not look like the screaming idiot tourist you feel you are on the inside.
This is LIBERTY OF LONDON! You know the place you’ve heard --- let’s see what the fuss is all about!
Check out the chimneys..each with a different pattern!
Flower stalls at the front entrance.
Oh so BRITISH!
Are you ready to cross the threshold??
Fabrics are up on the 3rd Level…which is really the FOURTH floor as we would consider it in the USA….we would call the ground floor the first floor –but in actuality, ground floor is ZERO, the next one up is 1st, next one 2nd and so forth.
Third Floor is the 4th floor? And we are taking STAIRS!
But first check the floor…this was in the cosmetics area I believe. SWEET!
Posters! With Liberty prints! YUMMY!
I LOVE the prints. However, I didn’t buy any for use in patchwork. I’m saving my money for the Birmingham Festival of Quilts coming up this weekend.
But aren’t they gorgeous?!
I can imagine a very flowy summer dress made out of this fabric…light as a feather.
Flowers and zoo animals! LOVE IT!
Paisleys for petting!
Check the prices, upper right.
The fabric is about 54” wide. But it’s 22 pounds per meter. SIGH.
There are other things you can buy that are MADE with the Liberty Tana Lawns that might be a bit more affordable on the budget and still give you that piece of Liberty in your pocket and a spring in your step:
Pick a pair of pears!
Little boxes and accessories with Liberty prints.
Cute mouse pin cushion!
Needle book with scissors!
Now THIS was right in my budget, about 7 pounds, or somewhere near $12.00. And it is something I will use. So one of of these came home with me.
Bye bye Liberty! It was GRAND!
We have had an awesome day in Bath. There was a trip to the American Museum to view the Kaffe Fassett exhibit, and also to see the antique quilts on display in the collection. SO worth it.
Tomorrow…we are off to Stratford upon Avon – and our Quilter’s tour of England continues!