I would like to live in a house like this

So, following on from my last post, here is the Christmassy National Trust property we visited. Greys Court is somewhere that we’ve visited in the summer, mainly because they have a sculpture exhibition and so the grounds are filled with all sorts of impressive and also weird and wonderful sculpture! Lots of it’s available to buy and some of the fun is in looking at the price tags. However we’ve never visited at Christmas. It’s absolutely lovely, as you will see…

And my crafting? Lady Brunner would not be particularly impressed. (Still haven’t made that chutney.) But LOOK! I’ve crocheted a brussel sprout! I know, it’s only one but at least I’ve made one.

Next time I need to get some safety pins to hold the leaves in place, as I found it really really fiddly to hold them while I sewed them onto the sphere. I still need to glue on the eyes and thread some sparkly thread so it can hang on the tree, when we’ve got one.

Here’s the pattern I used

I’ve also added some more rounds to a new block for my coast blanket. You’ve seen that quite a bit recently, so I haven’t taken any new photos.

What about you? If you celebrate, how is your Christmas prep going? Are you feeling Christmassy?

6 thoughts on “I would like to live in a house like this

  1. I love this post, thank you so much! The house is a dream, especially now. The Christmas tree, the little train, all the boxes… everything creates a wonderful, fairy-tale atmosphere, even through the photos! As we all have covid here right now (me, my husband, 2 sons still at home, the oldest son with his wife and their baby), your post brought me a welcome boost! Btw, we were supposed to get the “booster” tomorrow. Well, covid was faster… However, we are at home, not in hospital, and we’re grateful for that. I’m not feeling Christmassy exactly but hopefully we’ll be well enough to catch up with things later on.
    Good luck with all your preparations – enjoy all your walks, talks, cookings and knittings!🎄

    • Oh no I’m so sorry to read this and hope that you will make really speedy recoveries, with no after-effects long-term.

      I’m glad that this post cheered you up. I’ve always wanted to share pictures from visits like this as The National Trust do such lovely displays in their properties. It’s good to be able to share our experiences. Very best wishes to you once again.

  2. What a wonderful property and those trees and decorations are wonderful. I shall have to absolutely knit some paper chains, and maybe even a mince pie . Looking at my undecorated tree, a real one this year. Actually proud of myself for getting one and then local hospice will collect and recycle it and make some money.

  3. What a fabulous post, thank you so much for sharing your trip, which looks right up my particular alley. I am now compelled to knit some chains for Christmas!

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