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I spent the most brilliant day last week at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire having a look around the amazing house and having a sneak peak at their extraordinary textile archive. The house and gardens were built from scratch in the 1870s by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild as a summer and weekend house and he seems to have been spurred on to great things by some good-natured rivalry with his sister Alice about who could create the most elaborate and lavish (and yet inviting and comfortable) home. The preservation of this astonishing building is the result of tremendous work by the Waddesdon Curators, the National Trust and the Rothschild family and there is so much to see, it is too much to absorb in one day. I would highly recommend a visit – it may not be to your taste (particularly if you err on the minimalist side) but you won’t fail to be impressed.


The Tapestries are as impressive as the paintings.IMAG0702

Curtains on the interior doors and silk lined walls – what is not to love!IMAG0706_BURST002_COVER     IMAG0717  IMAG0723

My favourite room

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Cushions and fabric samples from the extensive textile archive.

Find out more at www.waddesdon.org.uk

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Easter excitement has hit the Angel and Blume office and we have gone a little bit chicken and egg mad but with an eye on trying to keep our good taste on track, we have found things that we would genuinely want to keep in our homes after the Easter celebrations (and the chocolate) are finished.

Sophie Allport chinaware

This delightful range of fine bone china from Sophie Allport features hilarious little Speckled Maran hens

Red Lilly egg holder

Lovely ivory metal egg holders from Red Lilly – perfect for all your eggs, chocolate or otherwise.

Vanessa Arbuthnott Cockerel fabric

Brilliant designer Vanessa Arbuthnott’s first fabric collection was the Cockerel Collection which looks as good today as it did when it launched.

Dibor hen basket

Bring a little bit of French country living into your kitchen with this charming egg holder made from chicken wire, of course. www.dibor.co.uk

The Easter Home chicken jug

Lovely little chicken jug which is perfect for flowers from The Easter Home at Not on the High Street

The white company wooden egg tray

Perfect for more contemporary interiors, this smart egg tray from The White Company is made from a lovely grainy ash wood.

Wendy Bray Campine fabric and wallpaper

The most gorgeous Campine design from Wendy Bray is produced as wallpaper and fabric by the Warner Textile Archive

Wishing you all a very happy and restful Easter break


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