Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Inspiration from the V&A

First of all, thank you soooo much for your Stanley orders!!! I am so appreciative I can't begin to tell you. I've been bundling up books all day and the countries they are heading off to are amazing. Also completely chuffed to see a couple being sent to NZ locations - imagine if we could have a crochet rabbit party one day (mind you, if that's not your bag don't worry, I won't stalk you.... well only a little bit).
Anyhoo, this post is a little different. It's about what inspired me on our trip. I've always had a daydream about what it would be like to spend the night in a supermarket. As alarming as it sounds, it's actually a really good dream. What would I eat, where would I sleep (lots of packets of toilet paper seems to be winning at the moment - and a spot well away from the freezer section), what I would do for lighting (thank goodness for the torch and battery section)and reading - wahoo, they stock books.
And now I have moved onto a whole new dream. Which museum I would live in if I had to.
Thank goodness for the trip because I now have a much wider selection and so I choose without hesitation, the Victoria and Albert Museum. First of all, so many places to sleep AND comfortably. Secondly, different things to wear every single day. Especially when the wedding dress exhibition is on. I almost think those reasons are enough. Ummm, what else. Best shop ever. At dinner time I would take plates from the ceramic section and go to the cafe (I didn't eat at the cafe but I hope it's good). Also, I just read that there is a Beatrix Potter display on to do with her rural experiences during WW1 and I DIDN'T SEE IT!!!! So that would keep me enthralled for a long time. 
This is not a sponsored post... in fact, who would sponsor it!!! Really.... I just loved it that much. And as for the ceramic section. Nothing has given me more inspiration. From the colours to the shapes, patterns, forms, rah-di-rah - I was utterly blown away.

There was such an amazing crossover with crochet in that so much of it was created for beauty alone. This plate of peas had me standing gormless for an awkward amount of time. Thank goodness I was alone because I really hate to think what I might have said to anyone passing at the time.
This had me like nothing else though (except maybe the peas). Can you believe this was even made by a human. 

And some beautiful colours to end this post.
Lots and lots of love,
Kate xxooxxooxx.


  1. I think that the V&A would be a pretty good museum to live in too!! You would definitely never get bored with so much to see would you. When everyone had gone home at the end of the day you could wander through the store rooms and see all of the things that aren't on display as well and spend ages looking at things without anyone thinking that you were taking too long!! xx

  2. I'd totally want to sleep in the Great Bed of Ware. The V&A is wonderful, when I was a kid it was in the doldrums and very unfashionable so I remember it as being huge and dark and empty (and truth be told a bit boring compared to the museums over the road!). Now I fully appreciate it and they have a great website with loads of pictures and information about their collection.

  3. I'd love to stay there too! Thanks for the pics, will have to get Joe thinking!! I reckon Soph would be the girl to make all the fiddly bits for you...



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