RE returns to Liberty
“We’re really looking forward to opening a permanent Liberty shop after seeing the response to our four month pop-up ‘experiment’ last summer. This time we will be taking over a dedicated, contained space so we can REcreate elements of our Northumberland store to inspiRE all the rooms in your home.” said RE founders Simon Young and Jenny Vaughan. “We hope to spread colour, pattern and joy! Today’s home owners are more nomadic, they create home out of whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want, and out of the new, the old, the second hand, the mass produced and the hand crafted. It’s been our RE philosophy since day one.”
The space is divided into key product categories with an ever-changing calendar of seasonal displays focusing on key events and past times such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, British summer time, harvest festival and folklore, Halloween and of course a REcycled Christmas.
The ‘eat’ area houses candy-hued American milk glass cake stands, printed plates, coloured glass and a new range of skull shot-glasses and tea light holders. The ‘cook’ section focuses on tea towels, vintage storage jars, scales and biscuit cutters. ‘Shrine’ is dedicated to Simon and Jenny’s love of ‘Day of the Dead’ motifs and Mexican trinkets, and a new ‘Last Supper’ print range of tea towels and plates. ‘Outdoor’ features rusty metal signs, restored garden furniture, vintage pots and tools. ‘Utility’ caters for the cleaning obsessed and those with a love of hardware. Vintage wool blankets and a new range of school blazer stripe cushions make up ‘living’. Old maps and vintage framed pin boards make ‘office’: the perfect place to pick up items to make working a little more bearable.