Here I sit at my computer, staring out the window at the rain and intermittent snow (yes, snow!) falling and wondering when, oh when is spring finally going to arrive. Well, it has in London. Inside Liberty's. At the RE concession.
Honestly, it is extraordinary. You can hardly even see a bud on the trees to tell us that they will soon be in leaf. As yet, no blossom had yet to make an appearance. If you look at our post from March 30th last year, you will see photos of the magnolia, cherry blossom and winter jasmine all out and in full bloom and bees buzzing about their business. So far this year, nothing has appeared. Blossom, leaf and bee is quite sensibly staying in hibernation for now. I don't blame them. However, the good folk of RE in Corbridge who have a concession in the fab department store Liberty's on Regent Street in London have put together a spring display to remind us that spring will eventually arrive. They used our TP15 Leaves stencil in two different sizes, stencilled in bright greens on old pages of the Gardener's Chronicle paper from the 30's and 40's. These in turn were tacked onto the wall behind various garden themed wares.
What a fun idea. And it is temporary. Once could do something similar at home for a pop-up decorating scheme. I quite like that idea. If you fancy a short lived change for your decor whether it is for a party or event or simply to put a different spin on something for a short period of time, stencil some interesting paper with your chosen design and tack it to your wall using something temporary that won't mark the surface.