Saturday, August 9, 2008

attingham: the houses: flintham

Week 2 favorites ~ Flintham Hall ~ as promised. I think there was a collective gasp of awe as we shuffled through the tiny garden gate and caught our first glimpse of this amazing Victorian house with its extraordinary glass conservatory. It is a private home, so it has a wonderfully comfortable feel. It is full of all those things that makes a country house so fabulous ~ needlepoint cushions, piles of books and curiosities, stuffed animals, and generations of walking sticks. And to top it all off, we were treated to a scrumptious tea and encouraged to explore the house and gardens as we pleased. Just magical...

Happy weekend to you all!


4 comments:

Be the change..... said...

my gosh -what a beautiful house! The type of place you dream of having a weekend away at!! Would love to see more photos of that conservatory!

Style Court said...

Your shot at the top of this post is my favorite. Just wonderful.

Things That Inspire said...

I can't wait to peruse your blog tonight...followed the link from Style Court.

I am a total, utter, complete Anglophile. My favorite summer of all time was in 1997 when my husband and I did a tour of England with my husband's grandparents. We traipsed all over the English countyside, from east to west, south to north. Did not make is as far as Hadrian's Wall, but it is always good to reserve something for the future, isn't it?

We stayed in stately homes all across England, and we all had a common interest in beautiful architecture. It was an amazing month. Some day, I would like to do something similar with my children, but I probably need to wait until they are adults so they can properly appreciate the beauty and history of England.

Erin Sledd said...

I could live in that conservatory . . . are those wire chandeliers? They look like umbrellas, so lovely and whimsical. Oh . . . and the books at petworth . . . I can just smell that wonderful Old Book smell!