Sunday, 31 March 2013

A Lovely Weekend

The weather continues to be cold here but at least we are having some sunshine which makes the days seems better in spite of the low temperatures, and of course the clocks went *back yesterday so we will have longer evenings :-)

No stitching to show this week, although I have been stitching I haven't taken any photos yet.  DH and I have been on a little trip to Derbyshire, we stayed in a nice hotel in the centre of Derby, did some shopping, had a couple of lovely meals out and of course our  visit to the beautiful Chatsworth House, so I thought I share some of the photos of the house and grounds with you today.

This was the view of the house as you drove through the estate to get there.  There is some renovation going on which is why you can see tarpaulin on the left of the photo.

And from the gardens

There was still lots of snow around which made for a very pretty setting

The waterfall

(Please excuse my DH, he always seems to get into photos without trying, lol)

This is the top of the waterfall, can you see the one behind?

This lady must have been freezing!

One of the ponds, the majority of it still frozen

Another view of the house from the Canal

 This is the Serpent, the leaves are still quite dead but I think that makes for a better colour.

Some of the beautiful tapestries in the house

This one is huge, covering the whole of the back wall

The house from the gardens again

The Hall

And it's wonderfully elegant staircase

And beautifully painted ceiling

Loved the library with it's shelves and shelves books
(I tried for an arty farty photo, lol)

The many bedrooms with their canopied beds

The very grand dining room

I'm of work for a week now, Yayyyyy.  I have some jobs to catch up on but mostly I plan on lying  in and taking it easy with some afternoons  settling my derrière on the sofa for some serious stitching sessions :-)

A few people wanted to see the bags I bought last week, I will show them next time, glad to know that I not alone in my bag obsession, lol.

Thank you for visiting me and leaving a comment, It's always lovely to hear from you, if you are a new follower (and i noticed there were a couple) please stop and say hello so I can visit you in return.

Have a fantastic week whatever you are up to!

*Edited to add: 
Ops, as Linda has pointed out the clocks should have been put forward, not back, lol.  We did change them to the correct time, it was a typo...sorry if I confused anyone :-)


Chris said...

OOH, Thanks for sharing your visit to Chatsworth. I would love to see it in person some day!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

What a beautiful day you and your DH must have had. What a spectacular tour! I loved your artsy library photo!!

Happy Easter!

Katherine said...

Maggie - WOW! Loved the Chatsworth pics; thanks for sharing. I watched a piece on the house a few months ago - it was in the spring and summer and they were redoing all the gold leaf, sponsoring a cross country horse event and then they did a wedding. Your pic of the dining table made me laugh because in the show there was a big to-do over the fact they'd put a really wrinkly cloth on the table. It had been over-starched and the staff could not - no matter how hard they tried - get the wrinkles out. I felt bad for them. Anyway, the visitors really noticed it and put a lot of comments about it on their website. It is a beautiful place though. Is that the house they used as Pemberly?

Catherine said...

Wow! What a stunning place to visit ~ I am sure it was even more so in person! Thank you so much for sharing ~ I love seeing places that otherwise I might never get to see!

cucki said...

Wow very beautiful place ❤❤❤

Lee said...

Great seeing all your photos thank you so very much for sharing.

Unknown said...

Fantastic photos - what a stunning place to visit. Good job you haven't got to go to work tomorrow especially if you have put the clocks back as you should have sprung forward LOL x Enjoy your time off work and I hope you get lots of stitching time too.

Erna said...

Wow Maggie thanks for the beautiful photos.Sounds like you have had a wonderful trip..
Chatsworth House is high on my list..
Erna x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful place!!!! I love the waterfall fountain. Gorgeous.

As for the chilly lady ...did you notice she is trying very hard to pull that cloth up and over. Poor girl.

The dining room is beyond beautiful! Great shots all.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the beautiful tour. I sure wish I would have known about that house when I went to the UK in the 90's! Hopefully I will get back one day.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Chatsworth is very beautiful, we often stay in the Caravan Club site which gives direct access to the grounds of the estate. It's so lovely to walk through the gate and be in such a lovely setting. Your photos took me back there, mind you I've never seen it with snow before.

Margaret said...

My! You still have a lot of snow around don't you. Our daylight saving finishes next weekend and I don't have a beauty such as Chatsworth to celebrate it!

Mouse said...

ooooo lovely :) thought it was cold when we went there the other week but..... you seem to have taken almost the same photos as I did heheheheh. glad you had a great time :) love mouse xxxxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Beautiful photos from Chatsworth House. I have the week off too and plan to do much the same sitting and stitching. Have a great week.

butterfly said...

Wonderful photos thanks for sharing Maggie, It looks so cold there. Beautiful building and the rooms and the garden is amazing.
Enjoy your week at home hope you find some stitching time , thanks for sharing hugs June.

Julie said...

Your snowy pics of Chatsworth look splendid, it looks so different with the waterfall frozen.
Have a lovely restful week off work.

Loraine said...

Thank you Maggie for the lovely virual tour of a beautiful place. I'm glad you had a wonderful vacation. Enjoy your week of stitching!

Maggee said...

Chatsworth is so beautiful! Love those tapestries, the painted walls and ceiling, and those waterfalls are stunning! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Anne said...

Thanks for sharing those photos of Chatsworth! It's like I went on a tour with you!!

Melanie said...

Thanks so much for sharing. What a treasure! Truly magnificent.

MysteryKnitter said...

Thank you for showing that awesome house!