Friday, 9 October 2009

Rehearsal over

  What a week! Guests arriving for the run through of the course, meetings with potential suppliers, fires to light and meals to prepare! Just another hectic exciting week at Brympton.
 Everyone that came fell in love with the house it just wraps it's arms around you and wants you to stay.
 Well I'm completely up to speed now on all things historic thanks to our guest speaker Lindy Treacy, the research that she has undertaken has inspired us all to do our own homework and I really should have paid more attention at school to all those dates I was miles out with my kings and Queens!!
   Back home the memory of the magical dinner party with guests and the family in the candlelit 1680 dining room transports me back to another era.
 Next week I'm meeting Mulberry Home to set up the Wedding Gift List and a lovely gentleman from English looking glass a company that makes exquisite carved antique style mirrors and furniture, I can't wait.
 If anybody knows of any person that may have bought furniture from Brympton in the Fifties during a big sale to raise money let me know. We would like to document any piece if poss. We do know that a mirror was purchased by Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon who then came on a flying visit to see the house the Lovely mirror came from. This info came from one of the lovely ladies that came on our practise course. Let me know any more snippets.
  Bye for now Susanxx


  1. Ooh I bet it is lovely with the fires lit and all the hustle and bustle, the history must ooze out from the walls! Suzie. xxx

  2. Hello Susan
    Thank you so much for giving me the chance to visit this wonderful House I had such a wonderful time. I have now blogged about it but not being a great writer I really haven't done it justice.
    There are no words that could express how I felt about the whole experince.
    Yes dinner was breathtaking and if my children are half as happy at christmas I will be surprised.
    This is one mini break I will never forget.
    Thank you again for the opportunity.

    best wishes Joanne.

  3. Hi Susan,

    I'm so glad it went well. Sorry I couldn't make it. I did eventually get home 12 hours later :-(. So gutted I missed it!

    Sian x

  4. I have at last posted my pictures, and I only wish they were as good as Jane and Joannes...

    thank you so much for inviting me down and I look forward to helping in anyway I can

    x Alex

  5. Hi Suzie,
    Yes you are right the history does ooze from the building. I'm not ashamed to say when I arrived there for the first time and was being shown round I had to wipe away the tears.That's what Brympton does to you It calls to you to love and care for it.
    Thanks for your comment.

  6. Dear Lovely Joanne ,
    Thank you for wearing your heart on your sleeve when you attended the course it showed me what I must have looked like on my first visit I hope I never get too use to the place.
    Take care Susanxx

  7. Hi Sian,
    So sorry your car played up ,what with that and the torrential rain you did the best thing, See you for the Jan. course.
    Take care Susanxx

  8. Hi Alex,
    What a fun couple of days we had lets hope the live course presents us with such lovely ladies as the first has done.
    Look forward to our quiet! cup of tea on Wed falling down the rabbit hole once again with Alice I'm definitely changing my name!!
    Take care Susanxx

  9. Hi Susan,

    I enjoyed reading about Brympton ~ sounds like an amazing place.
    I loved the thought of the house wrapping its arms around and wanting you to stay.
    Must have been beautiful with the fires blazing and candlelight.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.