Tuesday, 24 February 2009

V&A Shop

As a child, one of my favourite books was Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes. The children in the book used to go to the Victoria and Albert Museum every weekend. When I moved to London, I thought I would become a frequent visitor too, visiting only one room each time, so that I could give the objects and ephemera the attention they deserve.

I never quite got around to my room-by-room approach. Although there have been many exhibitions I have loved over the years, one of my favourite parts of the V&A is the shop. Oops. Is it wrong that it's one of my first stops on my visits there?

Recently I have been embracing my feminine side for my home decoration. So, I have been eyeing up their beautiful range of botanical prints.

There are lots of other appealing items too.

Elizabeth Arden advertisement.

Kimono notebook.

Decal fans.

Embroidered canvas.

It's definitely worth a stop on the tourist trail.


Rachel said...

I love that last botanical print. I'm sad that it would have no place in my apartment. Don't you sometimes wish you could have several apartments, all in different styles?

Brittany Noel said...

Those botanical prints are gorgeous. I love the ranunculuses! That's how I feel about the DIA, though the DIA is probably more manageable than V&A.

deux oiseaux said...

Hello. I came across your blog via Design*Sponge. The V&A is my favourite museum in London. I just took a textile course there on Sunday. I really enjoy your blog-- can I feature you on mine?