Sunday, 10 July 2011

Move Over Celia Fiennes!

We seem to be rushing from country house to country house at the moment. Thursday found us down at Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire, en route to the Kedleston Hall Antiques Fair.

We dreamed, of course, of Pemberley...

We loved this mysterious couple in their fabulous gilded frames, and we swooned at the sight of the faded rose pink paintwork in the long gallery.
Kedleston Hall

Sadly the weather did not favour antiques hunting at Kedleston on Friday.
And the house wasn't open to view either.
This would have been great fun, but we decided to go by car to Sledmere House for its annual Country House Car Boot Sale.
Everyone joined in the scrum at Sledmere, nobility and hoi polloi, to make it a truly democratic occasion.
A sea of car boots - then the action starts.
Time to go home...
for a cup of tea and a look at the past week's finds.
 We all love to silence a boar !

Monday morning and we were up at the crack of dawn to visit the Swinderby antiques event - no rest for the wicked.

Sunshine and fluffy clouds in Lincolnshire today for another morning of antiques-hunting.

As always, many stones were turned and some worms were caught.


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