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past & present: liberty of london round-up (part 2)

by Amy Azzarito

for this liberty of london round-up, i set some rules for myself – no liberty of london for target. it’s not for lack of love – i do have quite a few pieces from the target collaboration (thanks mom!)- but i wanted to focus on some liberty of london products that were a little less expected. i think the most fun would be to make something using the fabric- the patterns are so beautiful that they really lend themselves to a multitude of project ideas. i’m thinking of making myself some liberty of london napkins, pillows or even a scarf. no matter what you’re looking for, i hope you’ll enjoy the products in the roundup here! if you didn’t catch it earlier today, don’t miss the history of liberty of london (part 1)amy

[photo above: liberty of london quilting fabric from £3.50, ceasar d pillows $165, tamar mogendorff small fabric peacock $245, napkin $19, clutch purse with silk lining $85]

this mini-roundup is a homage to all things liberty – from the kimonos sold in the first liberty store to c.f.a voysey’s heart motif, it’s a modern celebration of the store’s british heritage!

[photo above clockwise from left: felt heart garland $10, kimono style robe $124, julah ottoman, diamond $198  resin dew drop vase $130 AUD, resin seed vase $95 AUD, twigware $82 kilim pillows cactus $29, union jack dog sweater $39.95]

[above: b&j fabrics has a great selection of liberty of london $36.95/yard for cotton fabrics]

liberty of london fabric from purl soho $38/yard (left: yellow gabriela, right: pink fairford)

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  • so beautiful! very well done, esp par I. One question though: it seems like in the past couple decades Liberty was sorta…. not on the scene and then just came back. Am I right? Or were they just not super visible for a time?

  • Thanks for the non-target round up! I’m actually surprised at the fabrics. For some reason I thought they were around $200. $38 per yard is considerably more justifiable.

  • I recently purchased a cotton/silk-lined from redrubyrose’s etsy shop and I was overjoyed with the quality. I will be using it this coming weekend!

  • Years ago I lived on the top floor of the old Liberty warehouse in Foubert’s Place, so Liberty was my local store, and it was super-cool. Bliss! They still carry the Liberty print Tana lawn I had as a baby, as well as varuna wool and fine wool challis.

  • I’ve just posted about the quilting fabric displayed above. It was created to celebrate the current Quilts 1700-2010 show at the V &A museum in London. Saw the show. It was so fantastic and I was so excited to find the fabric in the museum shop afterwards. They are lovely prints. There is a blog about the quilting stories as well from the V&A website.

  • lovely cutlery set
    i recently visited London found some cool ideas from Asian markets special the designs and the patterns are so colorful and attractive i just love all those things,

  • If you want to see more of the Liberty prints check out the Cincinnati Flower Show from April 17th-25th! The props used in Target’s commercials will be used in our displays this year!

  • Liberty is the best! On my one and only trip to London in 1985 I spent a blissful afternoon at Liberty, looking and stroking everything and buying just a little. A few years later I made up one piece into a skirt that is still going strong and will last forever. Another piece is the classic peacock design, which (I am embarrassed to say) I cut out for a loose shirt and never sewed up. Now I really must do that….

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