Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Deck the Halls




Not a craft post from me today, but I thought I would share with you a few  photos my OH took when we visited Wallington Hall in Northumberland on Saturday . It is half an hour  by car from where we live and owned by the National Trust. It was decked out in all its splendor for Christmas.

I think the stone gargoyle heads in the lawn look as if they are waiting patiently for some one to try getting past them.




 This was the fire burning in the entrance hall.




Mother Christmas , who had just finished telling a group of children a story in the Drawing room.
We did have a good chat about how Christmas has changed, but  we agreed that Traditional  ways were best.






The Dining room all set for the festive dinner.
No we were not invited.






This was the library, with an array of gifts waiting to be opened.



The Clock Tower with Santa's sleigh outside, all the reindeer were made with rushes.
I started writing this when we got home, then our internet went off. So 3 days later I am able to post it.



I had to add a bit of craft interest, sitting in the  corridor was this  child size, hand  made model,  complete with his Guide Badge.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed seeing the photos.


13 comments:

Cec said...

Love this and every National Trust property I have been able to visit each time I go to England. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs!
Cec

Terry said...

Looks so elegant and festive! Have a wonderful time! Hugs!

Pam said...

The pictures are all just gorgeous! I would so love to see in person the beautiful architecture and landscapes where you live!

Valerie-Jael said...

It looks most interesting, I love looking into places like that! Great place to visit! Sorry about your internet, things like that are most annoying. Hugs, Valerie

chrissies said...

Wonderful photographs.

Northumberland is magical I think. We stayed in Berwick on Tweed for a week last year and will definitely be going to the county again.

Thanks for sharing the photos

Love Chrissie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, it's some years since we were there last, this brings back wonderful memories and it certainly looks lovely at this time of year. Great photos!

Bea und Doreen said...

fantastic pics and such gorgeous dekoration
Hugs
Doreen xx

sally said...

You can't beat a NT property at christmas time! Looks wonderful as does my card which arrived today - thank you, those snowmen look very cute :-)

Sally

butterfly said...

It looks so festive! Thanks for sharing the photos.
Alison x

Jean Straw said...

Great photos,looks like a lovely place to visit. Thanks for sharing.
Jean x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous, thanks for sharing. Love the stone gargoyles.

Sandy said...

Thank you so much for sharing these pictures - I enjoyed my visit even if I could not be there for real!
Sandy

Mrs.B said...

Just catching up - Great Photos.
Avril xx