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Details about  Vintage Liberty Melbury curtains 54.5"d x 45"w William Morris / Mawson

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Vintage Liberty Melbury curtains 54.5"d x 45"w William Morris / Mawson
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In good vintage condition.

21 Oct, 2013 12:49:11 BST
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The old Roman Road, United Kingdom

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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: In good vintage condition.



41" - 60" (102 cm - 152 cm)

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41" - 60" (102 cm - 152 cm)




Made to Measure, Pencil Pleat


Art Nouveau


trees & foliage




Living Room, Bedroom, Dining Room, Home Office/Study

A pair of vintage curtains made of the Liberty fabric called Melbury. This was adapted from a design by Sidney Mawson, a contemporary of William Morris, who designed fabrics for Liberty.

Each curtain measures 54.5 ins long and 45.5 ins wide, so a total width of 91 ins. They also have a hem of at least 9 ins.

Not lined, with old-fashioned double row tape.

A beautiful Arts & Crafts design of trees, foliage and fruit, in green, russet, pinks etc.

Still stunning today! Or lots of fabric for other projects.



Postage - as you may notice, my stuff is very varied and although I weigh and calculate with the Royal Mail website, the price may differ from what I stated in the listing when I actually get to the post office. If I've underestimated, obviously I'll foot the difference. If you think I've overcharged, please contact me for a refund before leaving poor feedback/marking the postage star down. I never deliberately overcharge, but Royal Mail don't make it simple!

I post as quickly as possible, but I can't get there every day - normally it's about 3 times a week. If you need something quickly, please let me know - ideally before bidding, in case I really can't get to the p.o. immediately. I'd sooner you didn't choose my stuff than mark me down 'cos I've got other commitments!

Overseas customers - all stuff is sent recorded airmail delivery without exception. I'm sorry as it's so expensive, but I've had one too many chargebacks for non-receipt with cheaper services.

Below is what goes on in Snowbeasty World....don't blame me if the pixies escape......

I won't tell you to have a shufti at my other auctions, I'm sure you have better things to do. But I mostly sell clothes for hippy, boho, witch, wicca and goth girls, plus books and stuff we've decided to de-clutter. (This is an on-going process, as de-cluttering makes space for more STUFF, which later becomes clutter. I'm sure there is something deeply philosophical here, which may explain the meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything, only I'm not entirely sure what it is.)

I try to list items accurately, but I sell things that family and friends have changed their minds about, sometimes new and mostly not. I don't sell anything I think is rubbish, but I do make mistakes, because I am at least part human. As most of my stuff isn't new, there are likely to be signs of use, etc, which I'll mention in the listing. If you let me know if something has gone wrong, I will always try to sort it out and refund if I've messed up. Do contact me quickly though - preferably within 3 days of receiving the item. I'm not going to refund happily if you've already told the world I am a demented troll. I embarrass myself being horribly honest, and anything you pay for will be posted, and proof is always obtained. I am not in the business of ripping people off.
Generally I'm extremely laid back, and like playing with ebay, and most people I have contact with are positive cherubs. But there are some strange people about, so be warned that I have a squad of crack psycho pixies, and will let them out if really annoyed!

Due to recently having to let the pixies out, please note I am not a mail order catalogue, and if you have any doubts, please check before the auction ends, don't work on the basis that it'll be OK to send it back if you change your mind. I post recorded delivery, and parcels rarely go astray in the post, but if it does I will always sort it out with the p.o.. Please allow me time to do this, as a parcel has to be missing 14 days before they allow a claim. But I will always refund if stuff goes missing.
If you are unhappy with something, please return within the week (and let me know it's coming.) Return postage will be at your expense, unless I agree I've really goofed, in which case I'll pay it.

Overseas customers - please be aware it ALWAYS costs more to post overseas than within the UK, and it ALWAYS takes longer to arrive!

A daft black cat with no brain lives in this house, and while I don't let him climb on stuff, his fur is probably in the air, so my stuff probably isn't suitable if you're hyper-allergic. He's supposed to be my familiar, but he isn't very clever.

I don't smoke, but I operate a smoker-friendly policy, and allow smoking friends to smoke here when they call in. While this shouldn't affect your stuff, which is kept in a different room, if you get hysterical about it I'd sooner you didn't choose my stuff. This is a real house, and I cook things and light candles and incense and stuff, not an antiseptic warehouse! But everything will be shiny and clean, unless otherwise stated. Some things don't want to be shiny and clean.....

And now - some daft stuff....
(here are a select few......these are all genuine e-mails sent to me. I am the person the tramps on the street make a beeline for, so I shouldn't be too surprised, really.)

' Where is England?' (In intergalactic terms, oh great space alien? Just west of Tibet....)
' Why do you say the book is 140 years old?' ('Cos it says published in 1865 inside, that's why.)
'What's that funny sign in front of the price?' (£ sign, a weird currency used in England)
'Do you mind if I buy this?' (Eh? No, I thought I'd just list it for a larf)
'Would this suit me?' (of some curtains)
'Will I look nice in green?' ( My crystal ball has cracked, so unfortunately I can't imagine a) what you look like and b) what you'd look like in green.)
'Do you sell pixies?' (Yes, but if they've gnawed a hole and escaped from the box by the time it gets to you, that's your risk.)
'Do you post to my country?' 'Where is it?' 'I don't know'. (Beam me up, Scotty....)
'Do you hang, draw and quarter people who don't pay?' (I'm sure it can be arranged. I will consult with the pixies.)
'The bicycle I bought from you did not arrive'. ( As I've never sold a bicycle on ebay, I shouldn't imagine it did.)
'I want to buy something. What shall I buy?' (The whole of ebay lies before you, full of stuff you never knew you needed. I would suggest a parrot, perhaps. Or maybe a plane ejector seat.)
'I will come and take you out. Another day, another woman.' (Gerroff! I'm hiding!)
'The black top you have listed - what colour is it?' (Pink in the morning, and it goes a sort of turquoise by the afternoon.....)
'I see you live in England. Do you know Harry Potter?' (Yes, I regularly meet him for tea and cucumber sandwiches on Thursday mornings. In between fending off Death Eaters, of course.)
'You sound like me.' (I think not, the planet is not large enough for two Goddess-like beings like what I am.....)
'Will you wait for payment until I return from holiday? If not, I might end up as a drunken bag lady and it'll be all your fault'. (This is the kind of reasoning I understand....)
'I read your listings to make me laugh when I have a blow of the cockroach'. (This one was French, and no, I don't know what the cockroach was doing to her.)
'It is very unkind that you do not accept money orders.' ( Is it? In that case, I think I might abandon ebay and open my own dungeon for cruel purposes.)
'Why do you never sell clothes in size 8/10?' ('Cos everybody in this family likes eating chocolate and slurping wine too much to achieve such proportions. In fact, it's a good day when we can squeeze into a 14.)
'As you are English, can you tell me what treacle tart is?' (Take one fat pixie, roast him until he squeals, then sprinkle him with curry powder and bake him in a pastry shell. Eat with custard. Copyright - snowbeasty recipes ltd.)
'Is it OK if I name my puppy after you?' ( Yes, but my real name is Luscious Pea Pinkerton. Tisn't really, I read it in a book and wished it was.)
'Do you have a conjoined twin?' (Eh? Not when I last looked, I didn't. I'll ask mummy in case I did once.)
'The item I bought from you got me laid.' (oooh-er, maybe I should start listing stuff with this recommendation.)
'You say the colour is accurate on your monitor. Can I come round and have a look at your monitor?' (I know, I'll pack the monitor up and post it to you, shall I?)
'You chatter too much. I am a dominatrix, and would enjoy inserting a nice ball gag and watching you dribble.' (Well, you're probably not the first person to think this.)
'Are you mad?' ( I don't think so, but perhaps not everyone of my acquaintance would agree.)
'Snowbeasty, you are mad.' (Oh all right, fair cop then.)
'Snowbeasty, I fear for your sanity.' (What is it with you lot? Here I sit, being happily demented to myself, and you have to burst my bubble and TELL me about it.)

Questions, (daft or otherwise) comments and idle chatter are always welcome!
Please keep e-mails reasonably decent - I am a pure and innocent Snowbeasty. I do not wish to see naked pictures of my least, I didn't want to see any of the ones I've been sent.

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