Thursday, 22 December 2016
Christmas at Packwood
B and I visited Packwood House today to have a look round the house decorated for Christmas.
First of all a look round the gardens starting with the Kitchen Garden
And then into the house itself.
This year's theme is "The Theatre of Christmas at Packwood"
Packwood House acted as a stage for its previous owner Graham Baron Ash during the 1920's to 1940's and this year's decorations reflect this by bringing the theatre to Packwood. The National Trust team has worked closely with artist Jennifer Collier who has created the paper decorations this year. All the materials used have links to Packwood - photos, maps and if you look closely you will see pages from Edith Holden's "Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady".
Time for cake and a gingerbread latte :)
(On the one in a million chance the lovely NT lady I chatted to in the tearoom about the delights of using Olympus cameras and the gardens at Morville Dower House sees this blog post. Just to let her know that I remembered the author's name when I reached Knowle!! - its Katherine Swift and the books are "The Morville Hours - the Story of a Garden" and "The Morville Year" ).