Afternoon tea at Liberty.

After a quick visit to Columbia Road flower markets to get some big blousy pink roses there seemed nothing better to do on a rainy, dreary Sunday afternoon than visit Liberty for afternoon tea.

I am a big fan of Burleigh's black and white willow pattern. I quite fancy the whole dinner set for everyday use. My old china is just too fragile.

The coffee cake was delicious, although I can still feel the clotted cream clogging my arteries.

Liberty miniature suitcase

Last Christmas  I had a lovely big box arrive on my desk at work.  A purple box from  my favourite shop - Liberty! Inside the big box and all the wrapping was this lovely gift coin in a velvet pouch, a present from my big sister to spend on whatever I wished.

Even though I'm always in Liberty or lusting after something on store's website, I've only just gotten around to spending the coin - eight months later. And here it is. A gorgeous Liberty print mini suitcase, which is now home to some of my fabric, linen cloths and ribbons.

Too pretty to hide away in a cupboard that's for sure.  I wanted to get one of the Merci green ones when they came out several months ago, but unfortunately they sold out before I could get my paws on one.

I chose the red Wiltshire pattern, which is also stunning inside with a pale pattern.

I told my other half it's my hope chest (or glory box) - clearly I don't have much hope as it's so small - hah.

More posts to come this week hopefully. I'm in Glasgow for work and trying to make the most of the peaceful evenings in my hotel room by catching up on here.