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Historic Houses – A-Z Challenge 2021

Something you will of course find a fair bit of here on the blog, are posts about our days out, and local wanderings! We love visiting some of the historic houses and sites here in cornwall; as well as many other places of interest!

A-Z Challenge 2021

This year my A-Z Challenge theme is: The Craft Room and Beyond – A Retrospective. A look back at previous content and basically a chance to share and revisit some things from the archive. As I have said before; if you see something that piques your interest that I don’t link to; certainly seek out the search bar, or get in touch!

Historic Houses

We have visited a number of historic houses and gardens; both in Cornwall and beyond. One of my favourites fairly locally; is the incredible Lanhydrock House, which is, in particular, a uniquely immersive Victorian site, based in Bodmin.

We enjoy days out to many National Trust sites, as we have so many nearby; though even away from home we like to get to places, such as Montactute House; an Elizabethan house and gardens, in the village of the same name in Somerset. Of course we also like to travel a little farther even within Cornwall; to wonderful places such as the Medieval/Tudor house Cotehele.

Classical Crafts

As well as getting out and about; another of my favourite things about visiting these historic houses; is seeing the truly vintage examples of different crafts on display; whether it is impressive carvings; mouldings and tapestries, such as the amazing Long Gallery at Lanhydrock; incredibly preserved embroidery samplers, as seen at Montacute House; or these hand painted ceramics, found at Trelissick, based on flowers and plants growing in the gardens there.

Crafts Inspired by Historic Visits

Whether I am using historic inspiration, such as this classical cross-stitched Wedding Sampler; classic methods, using materials from nature, or even creating memory books and scrapbooks, as many have done before. I can always find inspiration in the beauty and the surroundings of these wonderful places. There are so many to visit, and I can’t wait to get back out there soon!

Have you been inspired to get creative by any places you have visited? I’d love to hear about it in the comments! If you don’t want to leave a comment here; you can always get in touch with me on social media (links are below); I’m usually found over on Twitter, and even host a non-sales creative (ish) chat on a Tuesday evening, using #BCChat.

I hope you’re enjoying the challenge so far! If you have been kind enough to stop by, I will be visiting some participating blogs this weekend!

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