The Medieval Historian and I brushed the gathering dust off our National Trust cards and went to Newark Park to see a bedroom specially decorated to feature in the Laura Ashley home catalogue:
I was told about this at a quilting group I recently visited. The room was featured in the catalogue, and the entry had been photographed and laminated, but sadly no date was included:
The whole room felt like a trip down the memory lane of Laura Ashley at her height:
I am not sure if this is original but it looks like some of her high victoriana fabrics:
This was a rather nice little terrarium-type decoration:
And this was the landing with a rather nice mirror just outside the room:
I don’t have anything very profound to say about the visit to the period bedroom, except that it felt very familiar and it was interesting to see the whole soup to nuts decor. I knew that the family used their own homes as room sets for the catalogues but not that they used other people’s.