Monday, 31 July 2017

Darrell and Nigel Do Liberty’s

This post was planned by Darrell and Nigel while they were in London, especially for Dianne our beloved friend and daily commenter who lives in torridly hot, but still romantic Florida, knowing that she would just love a little peep in Liberty’s, be it in a second hand type way.
And, we have to say, it is just a very, very, very beautiful and unique shop…….
……. with soooooooooooooooo many beautiful things to stroke and imagine where you might put them in your own humble abode.
IMG_0043Inside it is truly stunning and robustly sigh inducing for someone as aesthetically in touch with his inner erudite self as Darrell!
Before entering through the portals Darrell had to warn Nigel if there was anything he quite fancied but it didn’t have a price on, then he most probably couldn’t afford it ……
…. finding anything for a pound was highly unlikely, but perhaps, he might be able to find a postcard perhaps as a souvenir………
……. but to be honest just looking was a wonderful experience to embrace, especially on behalf of Dianne.
IMG_0050Darrell wouldn’t have been Darrell if he hadn’t made a couple of notes on possible interior design tweaks for The Towers  ………
…….. if money was no object …….
……. and the said Towers was at least ten times bigger!
IMG_0064Nigel said that Darrell sighed a lot …… and then completely out of the blue asked him if he fancied breakfast, his treat ……..
IMG_0067 ……. “life was just too short” he said “not to partake in the finer things in life …….and then be left wondering”
Well, what could Nigel say to such the unexpected offer of “Breakfast at Liberty’s”, but “Mais oui!” ………..
IMG_0069…….. it would have been just too rude not to.
IMG_0072So a pot of proper tea served with buttermilk pancakes, maple syrup, blueberry compote, crispy bacon, fresh blueberries, was duly partaken of and eaten in most demure and gentile type fashion ……..
IMG_0071 …… with Darrell promising to try to replicate something similar one Sunday morning while we listen to the omnibus edition of The Archers when they got home, if he could find the recipe. He had to admit he wasn’t really 100% about the feline cruet set (other animal cruet sets available on other tables) not being a pussy sort of person …… but perhaps a tasteful novelty cruet set might be something they could look for on a future adventure.IMG_0065But, it was agreed, that it had been perhaps, quite possibly, one of the nicest breakfasts they had ever had …… and then Nigel said, Darrell did some more sighing.  


Di said...

Oh I used to love trotting up to Libertys when I worked in London. A bit like stepping back in time - so genteel and all the assistants (back then) seemed to be such a part of the 'firm'. Ha, I think I c bought some patchwork squares and a make up bag in all my trips to mooch around :) Love this post - happy days!


Di xx

Mr.D said...

Better than Breakfast at Tiffany's? I feel a song coming on.

Liberty's, like Harrod's, is more like a museum than a shop. What a wonderful place. I'm sure Dianne really appreciates the photos and the gesture.

Dianne said...

What a special privilege to see Liberty's with Darrell and Nigel as guides!.....of course it is as wonderful as one hears; very honoured you thought of me and knew I would be thrilled with a tour of the one and only Liberty's......Liberty's is every bit as fascinating and beautiful as I knew it would be and you have my sincere, straight from the heart, thank you for this thoughtful treat ....Much Love to all, Dianne

Mr.D said...

The shop reminded me that, in winter, my brothers and I had to wear ancient Liberty bodices.

Nothing to do with the shop, Liberty's, and nothing to do with liberty, as they certainly weren't liberating.