Saturday, 2 July 2011

Port Sunlight and a vintage fair:

Yesterday I read my friend Janet's blog, her and another friend (Shirley) had gone to see an exhibition in Port Sunlight (Lady Lever Art Gallery) called The Finishing Touch and I knew I had to go an see this exhibition myself. I rang my niece Paige and asked if she would like to come with me and she said yes. Port Sunlight is just over the water (the Wirral)  a mere train or bus ride away from where I live.  However ,we did not get either of these modes of transport as to my surprise my sister and brother-in law decided to come.  Paul does not do public transport so he drove. We had a great day, the weather was glorious (hence me with a very very red face, I was roasting). I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition as well as the rest of the Lady Lever Art Gallery.  It holds quite a few pieces of work from some of my most favorite artist, the Pre-Raphaelite Brothers. I think my all time favorite of the PRB is Burn Jones. I love his later work of  Pegasus it is so very modern, almost cartoon like and wouldn't be out of place in today's art society. We then drove back to Liverpool as there was a Vintage Fair being held at the Met Quarter. You may remember I went a few weeks ago to one there and got the free tote bag. This time I got another free tote bag and one of those tokens you put in the trolley instead of a pound coin. Best of all look what I bought for my nice new flat (the moving home is suppose to be happening this August but I am not holding my breath).  A 1930's phone, isn't she fab and she only cast me £14 and she actually works. I have named her Lady Lever after my trip today. I know I am completely crackers! but life would be very dull if I was any other way.


Kath said...

Aw, isn't Paige pretty?
Glad you had such a lovely time. You are not alone in naming household objects, I have several, including a lamp called Mrs Doyle and a chair called Peggy LOL

Susan said...

hi Kath I feel so much better knowing I am not the only person who does this. haha. yes Paige is very pretty both Natalie and I are blessed with beautiful daughters lol x