Monday, April 16, 2007

Pot Plants

Don't these pansies look nice altogether? Last Wednesday we called in at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire. It's a National Trust property and quite unusual in that it has been preserved in a state of decay and the contents are just as the last owners left it - quite amazing, particularly the attics which are full of old trunks and toys. It has superb gardens and grounds to walk in. The pansies are in the 'Auricula Theatre' (only it has pansies and not auriculas at the moment - I have seen it with auriculas in previous years - click on the link above and there are lots of photos of the house and garden in the gallery).
Meanwhile I've been plugging away at the Depression Top quilting - thanks so much for all the kind comments on my quilting (though I should say that the picture I showed does show it in the best light and that it probably wouldn't stand up to very close scrutiny to say the least).

11 comments:

Connie said...

I checked out the link. Quite an awesome place. I wasn't sure what to think about the case filled with what appeared to be stuffed birds...And I think your quilting looks terrific!

atet said...

Thanks for the link. What a fun place, wouldn't you just love to rummage in that attic and see what had been left behind? If they kept that many things in the main part of the house -- what must be up in storage?

meggie said...

Thanks for this post. I had fun checking out the link, too. I also, would love to rummage in the attic! How very interesting, & I just loved the names they had in the family.

gwen said...

The quilting on your depression quilt IS very nice and I am sure I will try it as well some time. Thanks for sharing the pictures of Wales and the UK. It reminds me of my time there. I am from Brittany, and so I know what you mean about so-called rainy and cloudy regions!
Take care.

YankeeQuilter said...

I love the national Trust Properties. We joined this year and immediately made a list of where we ant to go htat would keep us busy for a a decade! I like the idea that they kept it the way the folks left it.

Anne Heidi said...

I ove the picture of the pansies! Looks like a wonderful place to visit :)

Helen said...

What very well-behaved pansy pots!

Nancy said...

Love that "pansy theatre"! It would be so cute to do (on a smaller scale) on the corner of a patio.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Enjoyed your pansies, Tracey

Nadine said...

THANKS, Fiona, for these beautiful pictures ! Pansies are my favorite flowers : so humble, fragile, and yet so colourful and beautiful ! Besides "pansies" is "pensées" in French, which means "thoughts" ...

Hugs & smiles !
NADINE

Jeanne said...

Love the pansies!