Land of Liberty
I’m back. And I kept my promise. Here are a few pics of what I loved best at my favourite U.S. mass retailer, Target — the line of housewares from Liberty's of London. This iconic British design house first started selling silks imported from the Far East in 1875, gaining fans among such artists and designers as William Morris, Alma Tadema and Burne-Jones. By the 1880’s owner Arthur Liberty started working with English textile manufacturers to produce art fabrics. In the 1920’s, Liberty’s cotton buyer William Haynes Dorell launched Tana Lawn, finely-threaded cotton with predominately floral designs, which became one of the company’s best sellers. They are the inspiration for the line now available at Target (for a limited time). Not only did I love the pillows, quilts, lamps, tea mugs and canisters, but my daughter went crazy in the clothing department picking up adorable little cotton tops and dresses from the line. So pretty, and so affordable. Music to my ears.
If you have reason to go stateside over the next little while, do check out this line.