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Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Chatsworth at Christmas

No card today but I thought you would enjoy seeing some photos of a recent visit to Chatsworth - especially those of you who live overseas and like to see how the aristocracy live.....shades of Downton Abbey!

Each year the house (the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire) is decorated for Christmas, with dozens of Christmas trees, heaven knows how long it takes, it is a labour of love for me to get the baubles for one tree out of the loft....




This next room was decorated to celebrate the Nutcracker ballet, the dancer you see was inside a box that opened like a music box, with music from the ballet playing......



Imagine sweeping down those stairs in your Christmas party outfit.....


My friend Heather and I had to make do with puffa jackets instead of silk and velvet.....


The library was fascinating, it was a theme of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' and all the glass fronted bookcases had paper cut outs of the images from the song, here are twelve ladies dancing....

 


and Lords a leaping - I love the way they are all different poses and sizes






There were other signs of a handmade Christmas as well, these paper angels were used to tie back drapes



Imagine sitting here for Christmas lunch!








I hope you enjoyed your visit to one of England's most beautiful stately homes

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing these photos. Loved seeing how the aristocracy decorate for the holidays.

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