Wednesday, 24 June 2009

A Grand Day Out

I can't help it...I just love looking around other people's houses! So much inspiration to be gained, which is why being a National Trust member is so joyous! All those fabulous houses just waiting to be explored.

We headed off to Dyhram Park ("A spectacular late-17th century mansion") on Sunday to meet up with Mr Treasure's Dad in honour of Father's Day. Now this is my idea of a 'house in the country'! There were fabulous fabrics and flocked wallpaper aplenty!

There's something rather glorious about roses. I love the colour of these. Wouldn't they look fabulous recreated in sumptuous shot silk fabric?

Mr Treasure, himself a keen vege' patch owner, took time to peruse Dyhram's efforts (and wish we had a bigger garden so he too could produce such a crop).

Mr Treasure was very relived to see that we're not the only ones who have been visited by hungry caterpillars!

"Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?" OK, so it was just past ten to three, but there's always time for a Rupert Brooke moment!

No honey in sight, but an excellent afternoon tea all the same. National Trust catering is always top notch!

It's the green open spaces that do it... jumping about is so good for the soul!

The vegetables at Maison Treasure. It'll soon be time for parsnip soup and carrot cake!


5ft Inf said...

Crikey...I've been catching up with masses of stuff from your've been so busy.
Love the picture of the National Trust Tea: really evocative!
Oh, and the builder's gymkhana is next Wednesday morning in the car park at B&Q!!!

Donna said...

How nice to see you, and Mr T, looking so lovely. That tea looked delish.

Redwoodhouse said...

I could certainly eat the cream tea, yummy. I must go and read your posts our computer has been out of action for ages.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Katie
Looks like you had a great time at Dyrham. I love the dairy down in the kitchens - so cool and fresh!
And, as you say, the open spaces and especially the green sloping hill down to the house are just made for running and jumping!
Hope you are having a fab weekend,
Denise x