On Friday I promised you heaven if you checked back in today. Well here it is.
On Wednesday I wandered into Jericho the fabulous Bohemian area of Oxford. Whilst snapping this picture of old Tea and Coffee prices I noticed a shop along the road had a big red ribbon hanging out of the upstairs window.
I wandered along and saw this. Liscious is a shop I could happily have moved into and it even came gift wrapped.
On closer inspection I saw this amazing Dolls House in the window. You even get a picture of me if you look closely.
Even the door handle was heart stopping.
I looked to the right and more treasures came into view.
By this time I was more than a tad breathless. This shop has everything a designer dreams of.
It was all too much and I had to speak to someone. Out stepped Fran Cundy the co-owner, with her sculptor husband Walter, of Liscious. They previously owned Ruby Tuesdays which is a legend in it's own time. Fran was charming, wacky, funny and very knowledgeable. This lady really knows her stuff.
Time for a tour.
Everywhere I looked another eye catching display hit me.
Vintage hats, antique mirrors, bronze figures and
chandeliers galore. Nothing goes to waste at Liscious, scraps of fabulous fabrics go to make bunting.
The back of the shop has a room full of stunning vintage clothes and shoes and even more fabulous pieces of furniture.
This gold dress felt like water running through my fingers when I touched it.
Off up the staircase which has been given a brilliant shabby chic look. Now, on the first landing there was a painted black room with sumptuous Morrocan style pieces in but my camera just wouldn't do it's stuff - sorry.
On walking onto the second landing I was confronted by an enormous room with painted white floors and walls furnished with more exquisite pieces.
My God they even had my all time favourite Fortuny Lamp.
Another room led off this one with an antique plan chest with lamp shade sitting on it. This was one seriously fabulous shade. I'm not finished yet as
I then discovered there was a basement that had a room full of vintage linens and trimmings.
Another room with a beautiful French Daybed and Screen. Everything was exquisitely dressed.
Even more Chairs and Mirrors in yet another room. Liscious not only stocks everything a designer needs but all of it is available for the public to buy. Liscious will design your home, upholster your old furniture, order you stunning fabrics and welcome you with open arms and a friendly smile which to me is essential.
This picture and
this one were taken in their previous showroom, the new one, in Jericho, is a work in progress, if this is a work in progress I can't wait to see it finished.
Well you didn't think I would come away empty handed did you? I bought this, I can't think of a word good enough to describe it, French Silk Embroidered Fabric for our lounge curtains which will be backed in apple green, silk velvet.
Well I promised you heaven and think I delivered it in spades don't you?