Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Fabric Homage: Briarwood by Liberty of London





Allow me to indulge my inner fabric geek: last night while searching on ebay for Liberty of London fabric, I stumbled across this swatch on ebay: a 1970's reproduction of the William Morris pattern "Briarwood" on linen. As you can see, I have a hard time resisting red roses and green thorny vines...



6 comments:

LeeAnn said...

Regina, I know you love enameled dishes. Have you seen GoldenRabbit dot com? I am particularly fond of the bluebird pattern (no roses, sorry) and the porridge pots. The handle-less tumblers are pretty cute too.

I got to go to Liberty's once (or part of it, I think there are several buildings) and bought a nice piece of wool tartan in Royal Stewart. I never could bear to use it though! It was too nice. I think it's still in my sewing box. Liberty's is very Dickensian inside. Very dark wood interiors with giant tiered galleries and skylights.

Maryanne said...

Regina.....I love this fabric. You like the same colors that I like rose and green. I have to check this fabric out on ebay as I am looking to make slipcovers for two living room chairs. Auntie Mare

Deanna said...

I love that fabric too...just beautiful. Deanna

Mrs. Hall said...

Happy Mother's Day, Regina!
Blessings,
Kristyn

regina doman said...

Thanks all! (Hi Aunt Maryanne! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it?)

LeeAnn - I just went to GoldenRabbit.com. Wow! So cool! I personally loved the bandanna and the brown splatterware (how cool is that?) Now I'll have something else to ebay for: thanks for passing on the link!

Oh, and thanks for sharing your Liberty story! I used to go to the boutique in Philadelphia, which my "Snow White" friend introduced me to. I never bought anything: just soaked it in. The store wasn't half as cool as the original in London though.

Andrea said...

Have you seen these Arts and Crafts sheets from llbean? They seem to be right up your alley:

http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&categoryId=42948&productId=712139&qs=5686472-Google_Product_Submit