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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A lovely distraction

My dh had a last minute, quick trip to London recently and I naturally went along. I enjoy that London is an easy city to navigate your way, not the least of which is because everyone speaks English!  It's also easy to get from the airport into town.
One thing I noticed last time we were there was the front stoops often have quilt patterns! This time I found a few more:
I'd probably want to buy this place just for the Ohio stars in front!


One of my favorite places to visit in London is the Victoria and Albert Museum. They usually have a great textile exhibit and I wasn't disappointed this time with an exhibit about the use of chintz and embroidery.



This was embroidered!!

And of course one hallway had great floors!

When I visit places like the V&A Museum, I find myself drawn to looking carefully at the use of color and the combinations employed. This time we were looking for a special exhibit in blue and white painted porcelain which was hidden in a corner of the 6th floor. What a most amazing trove of pottery was hidden up there on the 6th floor. If it wasn't in a museum, I'd say the owner was a hoarder!! Seriously the most amazing collection of pottery I've ever seen!




Not only is the detail amazing, but the colors are spectacular!



I saved this for last. To reward the true followers of my blog:

Tomorrow I'll post pictures of other gorgeous colors found amongst the pottery!!

10 comments:

  1. Lucky you! That embroider piece is stunning! Such beautiful stitching. The pottery collection reminds me of my MIL glass collection!

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  2. oh lovely photos....always wanted to visit the V&A.....

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  3. What a fun visual treat! Love the last picture....

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  4. What a fun visual treat! Love the last picture....

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  5. A good reason to keep your passport current. Love the floors and tilework.

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  6. A good reason to keep your passport current. Love the floors and tilework.

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  7. Love the textiles. Not the pottery so much.

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  8. Love the Ohio Star tiles! I've been making up Ohio Stars lately for fun and this is a great setting idea. Thanks! (Looks like wardrobe malfunctions aren't anything new. lol)

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