Sorry for yesterday's lack of post . . . we were at our friends' wedding in Somerset. Mr and Mrs Connolly got married on Sunday, at Halswell House near Bridgwater.
Most of this fantastic Grade 1 listed building dates back to 1689, but part of it can be traced back to medieval times - it oozed history at every turn. I spent a lot of my time there imagining what it would have been like to have lived there when the house was in its original prime - taking afternoon tea on the ornamental lawn, or picking out dresses for the Season. Actually, knowing my luck I'd probably have been downstairs, in service!
David, Torin and I stayed in one of the family suites - the Boudoir, which was very grand. I took some pictures of our room so you could see exactly how stately it was:
|The sign on our bedroom door.|
|The fireplace in our room.|
|Our bed (very comfy btw).|
|Some mirror eh!|
|One of two massive windows in our room, over-looking this view:|
|This massive tapestry was hanging on the wall in our room, above a really ornate dressing table.|
|15th century IKEA?|
Isn't it funny how such a new object can fit in so well in such old surroundings!
I also wandered around the rest of the house and took some pictures of other wonderful objects before we left on Monday morning:
|A manificent chandelier that looked like it was made from amber.|
|This wonderful hearth was in a room being used as a corridor!|
|This beautifully ornate ceiling was in the room where breakfast was served.|
|I don't know if it was an original or reproduction, but this birdcage was beautiful.|
I'm still exhausted from our few days away, but a good time was had by all. As I said, it was a beautiful wedding in a beautiful house, and I wish Alex and Mark a very long and happy future together.