Thursday, December 2, 2010

How's your week going?

Well I'm popping in to see how your week is going?

Mine has been average, but I have felt a little more in control this week :))
If that is actually possible!

But I wanted to share these photos with you.
On the weekend when my family were visiting,
my mother and I went to a country fair held in the gardens of this glorious old home.

We got there early to ensure a car park,
and wandered round the gardens and through the old trees and looked at all the wares for sale.

There were jams and silk scarves, handmade books and babies clothes, cane baskets and womens clothes, alpaca blankets, bunches of flowers and hats. And a refreshment table that had the most divine looking bad things and the smell of coffee floated in the air.
Several of the rooms in the house had been done up with furnishings as the owner ran an interior design business. 

But the most exciting part of the day was listening to my father tell me stories about when he was a child and how he used to play there, and
that the house and the land it sat on belonged to his grandmother many years ago.
He told us tales of what it was like when his mother grew up there.
Where the fountain is now used to be a tennis court. 

What a marvellous morning we had!
What memories were stirred,
what imagination worked over time!

Here's looking forward to the weekend :)


Jenxo said...

aww lovely post Carole...what a gorgeous place....

dosfishes said...

The gardens are wonderful, I wouldn't mind a tour there and to find out about the history from your Dad, well that's the best part. Control? What's that? xox Corrine

By Hoki Quilts said...

Thanks for sharing Carole. What a fab place, where is it and what is it called - please. I just want to know so I can put it on my list of places to visit, one day.

Jennifer said...

What great memories for your Dad, and what a beautiful place!

~*~Patty S said...

Sounds like a beautiful and magical day you will always remember!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

What a wonderful looking place...gald you had a good outing.
ahhh the scenery looks so lovely too as I sit here with a FOOT of snow outside my window...I just had a sighting of the abominable snowman. Have a great weekend!

Debrina said...

OOOhhhh Carole - where was this lovely place? In the Manawatu? How marvellous and how did you find out about this particular weekend opening?

Ali Honey said...

That is a lovely setting.
Sorry I missed your previous post but Hearty Congratulations anyway.

Linda said...

What a beautiful place! And to think your dad grew up roaming that place! Love that!

Michelle May said...

What a beautiful place!
I could get lost there for hours!
xx, shell

Margaret said...

Lovely house and gardens! what a great day out!

Dogwood said...

How absolutely beautiful. The house and yards are yummy. Sounds like a fun day.

Enjoy your weekend.

The Rose Room said...

sorry you week is just average Carole, but a fabulous visit out anyway! Rachaelxo

Kristin said...

Hi Carole I just stumbled onto your blog, I love it! The pictures and story you shared are lovely!

Nathalie Thompson said...

How funny to see GREEN in December (says she who is shivering a little in her garret with a view of brown, bare trees through her window). What a lovely day for you, for sure!