|Hand Painted Japanese Kites|
|Best Kitchen Ever seen.|
|My favourite, the colours are amazing.|
When Libby was a teenager her mother encouraged her to learn the domestic duties that were expected of young girls. Libby was not interested and her father encouraged her education. She studied at Summerville House and met other girls like herself. Girls that wanted adventure.
|A statue from a now defunct Buddhist temple|
|A small section of her library and a great chair|
|A 1930's tapestry|
|A 1970's wooden Japanese doll|
|A few of the 100 soldiers and bricks from the demolition of the Ascot cinemas.|
I was allowed to go through massive piles of home decorating and fashion magazines and here is a taste of what I bought home.
|McCall's 1936 pattern magazine|
|Vogue pattern books from the 60's|
|A pile of mostly 60's Vogues|
|A pile of Harper's Bazaar from the 60's|
As well a all the inspiring books and magazines I got the singer sewing machine Libby's Mother bought her and Libby never used. She is a beauty, so neat and inconspicuous, folding into a little table. Ah, I love it.
What an interesting woman and an interesting life and what a mammoth story her collection tells.
|A portrait of Libby as a young woman by Margaret Ollie.|