It's been a while since my last post hasn't it? It's been a very busy Easter holiday for me, lots of things to sort out and jobs to do.
Today's my first day at home but there's so much catching up to do after being away I don't know where to start!
So I decided to start right here and to make this blogpost :)
I did manage to have some relaxing time too and one of the places we went to was Avebury Manor. I've been to Avebury stone circles more times than I can count but have never visited the 500 year old Manor House. Each room has been restored to a different time period to represent the different generations of people who lived there over the years.
I love the handpainted wallpaper in one of the rooms, so detailed. It was difficult to choose which part to photograph there was so much amazing pattern.
It's based on an early English chinoiserie wallpaper from around 1700.
The artist Mark Sands working on this design added his own touches. Can you see the smily faces on the peacock's tails?
These pictures above and below are wallpaper too, again painted by hand. They're so detailed, any part of the wall could be framed as a painting!
The wallpaper makers from China painted the image of Avebury Manor into the design.
There's so much to look at like this lovely plaster decoration on the ceiling of the Tudor bedrom. I could live with this!
I liked the screen in the 1930s room too.
In another room some birds caught my eye
and again in another room there were birds. These much more beautiful.
(Sorry you stuffed dead ones, no offence.)
Painted or stuffed? I know which one I'd rather have in my house. How about you?