Sunday, 4 December 2011
A Kensington Christmas
The problem with a show at Christmas is that I have spent a lot of my money on Christmas presents already (and was busy wrapping them all day on Friday!) so didn't have as much to spend as I might have wanted, but picked up some treasures, Pictured above.
A beautifully detailed frame from John and Sue Hodgson, it's only a small one, but they do a variety of sizes and designs!
Hand painted plates by Victoria Fasken. I have bought other pieces by Victoria in the past because I love the colours and designs she uses. Not sure if Georgians would have put plates on the wall, so not sure what to do with these plates yet, but I fell in love with them when I saw them!
For those who are interested, Fortnum's had a wonderfully exotic display, based on the Folie Bergere, with dancing girls and feathers a go go! The shop was PACKED! so I made a swift exit over the road to Degas, which was beautiful, and also the soviet art and architecture display also on at the RA and well worth a look. they have even recreated Tatlin Tower in the court Yard outside! It was just so crowded on the tubes and main streets of London I escaped into Soho, and had a pleasant stroll through the quieter streets there as I walked back to Euston Station.