Hello everyone, I hope you are having a lovely weekend!
It’s a picture heavy post today, as I wanted to share these swoonworthy pictures with you of Felbrigg Hall (spot the cheeky mirror selfie we took!). I had a precious couple of days spare with the children last week, so we decided to go exploring. It’s good to fuel young imaginations, and my two are particularly into fairy tales, mystery stories and tales from the past. So we decided to go to a big old house, and make our own fairy tales!
I must confess, it’s been a long time since I took them to visit an old stately home, but we have lots of incredible houses in Norfolk that are open to the public, so we decided to go to Felbrigg Hall for our adventure. It’s owned by the National Trust, so I decided to get family membership for us as it was a bit of a no brainer once you look at the entry prices!
We spent a glorious couple of hours wandering around the house and gardens. When exploring the house, it struck me that aside from the huge, exuberant rooms decorated with glitzy opulence, there were actually a few interiors touches that would look right at home in a contemporary house. I loved the patina and neutral shades that were found in the corridors and servants quarters. I especially loved some of the white, carved mirrors above simple mantelpieces. The dining room was absolutely gorgeous, with it’s fresh lilac walls and pretty plaster mirrors. It reminded me of a scene from a Jane Austen novel. I’m seriously thinking I might need to paint a wall lilac now!
Yesterday I went to the allotment and came back laden with fruit and veg (after a mammoth strimming session of course! The grass and weeds were crazy). The plum tree was drooping with the weight of the sumptuous purple fruits. I picked them off the tree and ate them there and then, and they were delicious.
Enjoy the rest of your day!