Saturday, 27 April 2013

IN SNOWSHILL MANNER


We have a close relation, an antiques expert of some repute, who visited Snowshill Manor a couple of years ago. At that time I knew little about this property, other than that it had been the home of an eccentric and obsessive collector and, so the National Trust in their wisdom wanted me to believe, was still filled with the dusty hoard he left behind. Said relation, with a wry (or was it sly) smile, told me "YOU would love the place!"
I wasn't sure how to take this remark. Am I an eccentric hoarder? Is my home full of junk? 
Last week, on our first visit, I entered the Manor with trepidation and here are some photographs of what I found in there, alongside some knick knacks I've picked up myself along the way...

                                                         


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Point taken!

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18 comments:

  1. can't tell the difference twixt his collection and yours!

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    1. I think we're soulmates, me and Mr Paget!

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    2. I'm with Elaine on this one... seamless, can't see the join. You opening your abode to the public anytime soon Nilly?

      LLX

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  2. I think that you and Wade would have got on like wild fire.

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  3. I could have told you that... Just your kind of place!
    Julie x

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    1. Yes - and I was a bit relieved that my esteemed brother-in-law was not looking down his nose at me.

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  4. Amazing! Your friend obviously knows you very well! Ann x

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    1. Yes - he has a great eye for detail too.

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  5. Collectors and "hoarders" are such interesting people though. Jx

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    1. Yes - so long as it isn't a mad obsession!

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  6. Love it. Minimalist ... pah ... boring and unimaginative!

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    1. I don't think we're ever bored in our world of antiques and vintage!

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  7. ~ This place can tell some interesting tales, just like you Nilly! ~Love Maria x

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  8. Hi Nilly.....thanks so much for sharing this interesting spot with us. I especially like the HUGE paperdoll in the first photo....brings back memories...although I NEVER had one that big. LOL LOL

    xo

    Jo

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    1. In the UK we call these dummy boards. They were possibly used as fire screens, but may just have been ornamental. I like to imagine they kept lonely people company!

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  9. I love all your antique textiles.......especially "welcome baby"....
    you aren't a hoarder, you rescue !!

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