We visited The National Trust property near us this weekend. Nunnington Hall was decorated for Christmas through the ages.
You approach the house from the side , the great hall is to the right of the door where that enormous chimney is , and was probably a medieval hall. There was a lovely Christmas tree in the hall but my picture came out all blurred. From the hall you go into the dining room which featured a Georgian feast.
To keep children engaged with the tour little snowmen had been hidden for them to find. I have to admit I enjoyed looking for them too.
The hall is not a stately home but an old manor house, and was very much lived in. The sitting room upstairs was decorated for post war 1940s and 1950s.
The volunteer guide said they had to stop the Grandads playing with the meccano. I certainly checked Mr E when he left the room. The tree in this room had paper lanterns on it. Hands up everyone who made paper lanterns as a child. ME!
Oh look another one in a bedroom drawer.
On a writing desk too.
How did the ghost of Christmas Past get in here?
Lurking in a private chapel.
The bedrooms weren’t decorated for Christmas apart from Scrooge and the ghost. Father Christmas was lurking upstairs too but I didn’t see him.
However there is now an art gallery on the top floor in what must have been staff bedrooms. Whoopee. Look what was on show.
It was inspired by rust, well who isn’t and I thought of Margaret with the next one.
Rather splendid, but way out of my price range.
Afterwards we had a stroll round the grounds. Well after a coffee we did. Nearly mid day but look at the length of the shadows.
Course we always have to visit the veg garden. I am sure there must have been something about visiting veg gardens in our marriage ceremony, maybe I should have paid closer attention.
A rather handsome chap taking his ease, note the on trend mustard trousers, Tialys.
A land girl digging for victory. Rather splendid scarecrows.
And how about this handsome chap, who just would not open his tail, meanie.
Time to wave goodbye to the current occupier then. Thanks for letting us visit.
I am thinking I could knit snowmen to hide about the house….