Monday, 14 May 2012

More Cake and Tea

I'm doing a two part blog as I had so many photos from this weekend, please see

I'm also too impatient to wait any longer to post these, they're not too exciting, but I had such a great time I wanted to share it.

It was time for one of Lisa and my trips to a National Trust house, this time Mike came a long too.
We went to Claydon Manor in north Buckinghamshire. On the way we drove through Winslow and were enticed by signs to a vintage fair and the general quaintness of the place.



I love candid shots of people! The fair was nice, there was nothing special, although there was a sweet shop called Truly Scrumptious that looked amazing, but we'd OD'd on sweets the day before.


We popped into a charity shop and I picked up a pretty brooch

missing a stone, but meh

and this ex urban outfitters hairband



I loved these shoes but they were a tad small


After a quick lunch we carried on to the manor. It's a gorgeous place full of rococo architecture with beautiful rococo painted walls. Florence Nightingale often visited and there is a room and small museum dedicated to her




They weren't so bothered about us taking photos inside and I was completely in love with the colour schemes!






weep! I want these in my future (not likely to ever happen) own house


Excitingly, I also got to try on a huge Italian-vogue-donated-satin skirt as part of their dress up section




I could've walked around in it all day!
(sorry about the dodgy lighting!)


We also saw this amazing Chinoiserie room


One more look at the interior...

 


And some posing outside




Cardi - Primark (not worn all day yesterday after all!)
Beads - Charity Shop
Top - Charity Shop
Skirt - Ebay
 Shoes - Primark












ooh and Mike picked up this for £3, it was the bargain of the day. It's called Crooke's Radiometer or a Light Mill. No one knows quite how the sun causes the little sails to turn. They cost upwards of £16 new



Hope you had a great weekend too!
xxxxx

29 comments:

his_girl_friday said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How fun! You look beautiful. And I LOVE that UO headband!

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Eek, my home town has a vintage fair? I'm looking to see if I can spot my mum anywhere! Jenny Wren's has been there donkey's years. I forget that Winslow's rather pretty really, especially around the square and the church. Been drinking in those pubs on the square a fair bit in my youth, haha!
Claydon is lovely isn't it? Lots of Civil War history as well as Florence Nightingale. You look quite at home swishing your (borrowed) skirt around in those grand surroundings - you were made for a house like that, Lady Clare!
You look lovely, gorgeous fresh Springy colours. And great shoes! xxxxx

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Omg the interior of this place has my heart racing and imagination running wild! The gardens and greenhouse are spectacular too! I want to move it! I love seeing England through your eyes, you really know how to appreciate beauty!

Corrine/Frock And Roll said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fantastic! It sounds like you had a wonderful time, and that brooch is too lovely!

Vintage Coconut said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I need to visit England!! I just know I would have immense fun.
So so so so much beauty. That Chinoiserie room is FABULOUS!
*AHHHHH*

Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow - that house is AMAZING! I love the colours too - and I love your outfit - you're like a gorgeous sherberty confection! Crooke's radiometer is not such a mystery any more though... between Einstein and Osbourne Reynolds, they figured it out!

Thanks for the gorgeous pics! Sarah xxx

Vintage Bird Girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Loving the brooch even with a missing stone. That cardy looks super cute on you too. Xx

Lisa G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I look like a crazy bag lady in all those pictures!! Must make more of an effort next time. You look beautiful as always dearest. It was a fun day wasn't it?!! I need to do a post about it....

xx

Hope Adela Pasztor said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your outfit! So pretty and romantic! =)

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Liz said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks like a really interesting place. Love the brooch - very unusual!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Vintage Sweetheart said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow you make me so jealous of all the historic places you get to visit. It's fun to stumble across markets even just for a browse. xx

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look so pretty in those cute ice cream pastels! I love that rack of vintage clobber and you in that exquisite Chinoiserie room (I'd love to decorate my house that opulently. That topiary is gorgeous and both my parents and Grandparents had one of those radiometers when I was growing up, took me right back, it did! x

karensomethingorother said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my god Clare, you always look so cute. Love the photos, since you go to such interesting places. I especially loved the pic of you and your boyfriend with that amazing flowering bush! Ah, I needs me a nice weekend filled with beautiful sights.

vintage process said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great pictures! I love it!!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yeah, that's pretty much like my house...
Did the shoes not fit cos you've got them on the wrong feet?! Or is that my imagination?
x

grunge-queen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks like a super fun day. And you got to play dress up too! I was in Buckinghamshire this past week - too bad I missed the vintage fair! BTW I love your carpet bag (current obsession). :)

La Dama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love historical adventures!
ex urban outfitters hair band is divine like you in pastel colors.
I dream of decorating my house Rococo Vintage Gothic style.
Chinoiserie room is gorgeous with you matching the sofa.
Such lavish gardens! You all looked great.
I love those shoes amor.
besios

two squirrels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh the places you visit are so so beautiful. The interior colours are just so soft and romantic.
You looked simply splendid in the pretty pastels of happiness.
Eeeeek the shoes are fabulous.
Love v

edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your reportages, I never get tired of beautiful photos, I want more!!
The places you've been are wonderful, I want to restyle my house like the Chinoiserie room!!
The colors of your outfit are perfect for your amazing tour!!
Thank you very much for this beautiful experience!
xxx

Marisa Noelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a beautiful manor! I love visiting places that are rich with history and have remarkable architecture. You just don't see that anymore these days. You look so pretty in your pastel outfit too:)

Camelia Crinoline said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That brooch is beautiful. The Manor is lovely. The decor is gorgeous.

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Woo, that's some serious architecture there! And wisteria too, scrumptious!
I love your shoes and headband xxx

Bella Q said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are a delicious sherbert in your tourist gear, and those houses makes me sad and happy at once. Like you, I would love to have exquisite details in mah house, ok, I'd settle to just own a house, and a grand garden, but its inspiring and rather soul crushing at once. Cheering my spirits would be scoring some thrifty goods, which I see you did. Have a great week!

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMG the chinoiserie room!!!
DO tell me you froclicked about on your back with your legs in the air after that pix?!
You look gorgeous,those soft colours are so pretty with your lovely English rose skin!
That manor rocks.I could get used to living somewhere like that,if someone else paid the heating!!!
Love the new brooch,I often prefer my brooches with missing stones.Glamourous decay,I suppose!!!
YAY for a grand time!!!
O,FAB pic of you and Mike with all the pretty wisteria!!
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Clairejustine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful pictures,ooh I love your shoes to ( if mine are to small I try to streach them if I love them ) love your lemon skirt,looks like a great day out :)

Sparkle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

seems like you had amazing time! love the photos!
oh love the headband, and one big loool for trying that italian skirt :D i would so do that!

xx

chantilly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow- that manor looks so, so beautiful. i could move in there!

Scarlett said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Totally fabulous day out, and dressing up included - what a dream! I love your finds, esp the brooch. I'll be emailing you re IOW charity shops :o)) Scarlett x

Ange said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow- what a great double0whammy day out! I love the NT house- we are members to and my 3 daughters love coming with us. I too am a bit partial to the Dress Up options that are now available. X