Wednesday, February 17, 2010

If Your Bicycle was Paisley, Would You Ride it More?


I think I would.


How could you not want to take such pretty wheels out for a spin? Look at it, will you? Such fun colors! Luggage tan grips and seat. Fenders! And it's just begging for a wicker basket on the handlebars.

Target has partnered with the British brand Liberty of London to bring us, among other flowery lovelies timed perfectly for Spring, bicycles bearing their signature prints. The image above, scanned from the March issue of O Magazine, is the only one I could find to show you. But isn't this one enough? As soon as I turned to page 64, I was on my feet and in the next room announcing to my husband that I have found what I want for my birthday. (insert dramatic display of magazine pages here plus much bouncing and squealing of "Isn't it great?!!) Those of you who think you know me better should stop laughing now. I would too ride a bike.
A paisley bike.


Liberty of London is the 134-year-old British luxury brand best known for its exuberant prints and happy colors like those on their Bouton paisley, above. In recent years, their products have returned to the forefront of fashion. Supermodel Kate Moss used Liberty prints for her clothing collection at UK-based Topshop stores. Hermès produced a line of scarves using Liberty cottons. Now, Target brings Liberty to Americans in one of its largest collections ever presented in collaboration with an outside brand. According to press releases, the line will include fashions for the whole family, housewares, home decor, items for the garden, storage and organization and. . . bicycles!

The Liberty of London line is scheduled to launch on
March 14; you can get a sneak peek here on Target's website. Let me know if you go. . .
and I'll let you know if I score an early b'day bicycle.

This post is for PK at Room Remix who blogged about paisley today.

But not bicycles.

27 comments:

Melanie said...

Okay, I laughed when you said yes I would ride a bike! LOL! Cute bike.

pk @ Room Remix said...

If I had a paisley bike, I would SO ride it! Of course I would have to wait for all of this snow to go away. Or, can I just get one and decorate a room around it? Fun post, Tracy. :-) Thanks for the mention!

Simply Luxurious said...

Riding this bike around would definitely allow you to make people smile! Love it!

A Country Farmhouse said...

YES!!! I would, I would! And I think I'd ride with a grin from ear to ear. ; ) Trina

The Blushing Hostess said...

Without question, indeed I would, just send it over!

Kathleen said...

Of course, a paisley bicycle. I need that.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Tracy, thanks for chiming in on blue. I like all your choices. We have deep blues and I have a few aquas around my house. I saw PK's post about paisley too and really like that type of design.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I would soooo love a bike just like that one. I'm thinking about painting mine pink...yum!
I love your little story about your pets and your watering cans...hehe` too cute! ((hugs)) Susie

Struggler said...

How fun! And for something with the Liberty name on it, the price really is pretty reasonable!

Struggler said...

And did you see the paisley peacock piggy bank? Outrageously cute!

Lauren said...

aHAHAHA YES!!! I LOVE I!!

Renae said...

Oh ya Baby! Love it! I would be a hit in my riding group!

check mine out if you get a chance!
http://renaemoore.blogspot.com/2009/03/not-decor-but-bit-of-me.html

Emily said...

I would LOVE to ride this bike! It rocks!!! I can't wait to see one in real life!

the gardeners cottage said...

Hi Tracy,

What a timely post for me. On valentines day, since my husband is out of town, I went to my local salvation Army to scrounge around. No one was there, I can't imagine why? Anyways I bought a beautiful old silk scarf and lo and behold it was made by Liberty of London. I came home looked it up on the internet. I paid $1 for it and have already worn out twice. Now all I need is a matching bicycle to go with it.

~janet

La Maison Fou said...

What a fun ride!

Luv this , paisley is always so pretty!

Makes me long for spring!

L.

Pigtown-Design said...

LOVE liberty and I am going to be camping out at Target on 14 March!

Linda Merrill said...

Love, love the paisley bike!!

HMCraig said...

I'm all for bicycles that have beautiful paint jobs! Did you ever see Lance Armstrong's Butterfly bicycle by Damien Hirst? It's gorgeous.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I would so ride that bike!!! I swear the print on the teapot was a fabric from an outfit of my youth! I hope Target stocked a bazillion bikes! Thanks for the tip!

Casabella said...

The bike matches a dress I used to have when I was 7. Oh happy days.
I don't love that bike, I ADORE it.
How fun is that? Thanks for posting this, it brought back sweet memories.

Manuela@TPOH said...

If my bike was red and had a basket I might ride it more. But I'm not much of a bike rider LOL!

You have to get one of those JA sachets/pillows. I think she has ones that have the portrait on your sidebire on them.

Manuela

La Dolfina said...

OMG I adore that bike!!!
Just found your blog and am anxious to look around... come for a visit when you get a chance :)
~xo
Therese

Michelle said...

Yikes, I am loving it too!! I would definately ride more! in dresses...an a line dress with a summer staw hat...and a straw basket mounted to the front.

Best,
Michelle

limners7 said...

I went to two Targets looking for this bike! Was too tired to try a super Target in Houston. No sales person seemed to know what I was talking about. One even pretended not to speak English. I so want this bike. It will be my first. Never had one when I was growing up.

Thank you-thank you-thank you! Now I know when to expect it in stores. It's going to be my early birthday gift. I was born in April but an early gift works just fine. :D

limners7 said...

LOL! Sorry for not reading first. Was so excited I forgot my manners. I did the same thing the second I saw the bike. My mister laughed at me before he questioned my sincerity. I'm looking at possible shoulder surgery. When reminded that I need two arms to ride, I assured himthat MY paisley bike will sit upstairs in my studio until I can ride.

Oh, I do hope you get yours too! :)

Kristin said...

Absolutely ! I love paisley's !!!!
Kristin Geary
xoxo

RCM said...

Ok, so I know I don't know you... But I had the same reaction to the paisley bike as you, stayed up late/early to get first dibs on the "paisley" bike, and to no avail... They only have the flower one available... WTH? If you have any other information on the "paisley" bike they advertised... please, please, please let me know. I have been waiting for this day, and am SOOOOOOOOOOOO disappointed! Ugh! I digress... Thanks

Ms. Ryan

P.S. I found your blog when I googled "liberty of london paisley bike"... sorry for the intrusion. :)