Four days to go, and the packing is complete! The house is empty other than a bed and the kitchen table, so nothing to stay in for anymore! England is showing us her best weather, a much appreciated goodbye gift that allowed us to get out to our favourite local landmark, Wimpole Hall. This day next week will be our first full one in Australia. Exciting times ahead!
🌳 A perfect afternoon in the park with great friends. Our first day out since the weekend and Jakey is on top form be it a bit lighter. He’s eating more food too which is mind boggling, maybe as he lost so much weight he’s really feeling the hunger! .
🌳 It’s crazy how they bounce back so quick it never fails to surprise me. He’s missing his friend Lily already xxx
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Had my brother @george_bass_uk visit me and @candicejayne_
Tuesday for the first time and we took a trip up Mam-Tor then onto Monsal trail, not to ride but for Cake! A very misty day that almost burnt off but not quite. _________________________________________________
In the woods, sounds of a woodpecker and also geese from a nearby cottage. Dappled shade, flitting butterflies, giant bumblebee at my feet. Mossy greens, muddy browns and sepia tones. Heaven.
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If you’ve ever spent some time with this little madam, you’ll understand why the laughter lines are settling in! 😉🌿 We’ve had a busy few days so we’re spending today pottering about at home before a full on Easter weekend. I adore Christmas, but this really is my favourite time of the year. I. AM. RABID! 🙌🏼🐰🐣
We are thrilled to share this incredibly rare pair of George III scroll paper tables. The scroll paper technique, also known as quilling or paper filigree, is achieved by rolling up ribbon-like strips of paper into small coils and gilding or colouring the paper to create elaborate patterns and designs. The art form became popular in England in the 18th century and was often pursued by young ladies as part of their artistic education. Princess Elizabeth, one of George III's daughters, was known to have been particularly skilled at this craft, and the art form also features in Jane Austen's 'Sense and Sensibility.' Most scroll paper decoration is confined to smaller objects, such as tea caddies or writing boxes, but this wonderful pair of tables is a rare example of furniture decorated in this style. See more photos of these tables and learn more about the history of scroll paper work on our website and on our blog. #antiques#scrollpaper#filigree#18thcentury#arthistory#decorativearts#antiquefurniture#janeausten#georgeIII#princess#royalpalaces#antiquetables#countryhouse#artoftheday#nationaltrust#englishheritage#theworldofinteriors