Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Get Your Coat On, We're Going Out For The Day

Sorry but we have to stop at the local garage to put oil in the car. The view from here is stunning though. This road leads to a fabulous waterfall.

Ok ready for the off now. That over there is a typical Northumberland cottage. I love it when the leaves start to turn red.

Sshh, this is is private road to one of Northumberland's most beautiful country homes. No closer though or the dogs will come out. Don't worry we'll come back this way on the return journey.

OK this is Hexham our nearest Market Town and today there's an Antiques Fair on so come on, chop chop.
These hills are a killer.

Not a bad day at the Antiques Fair, some gorgeous stuff to be had so let's head back to the cottage.
Wait, I have always wondered what's up this road. I can see lots of rooftops but it has no name. Wow it's a Private Village. Quick a couple of photos before we are seen.

Let's pull in and I'll show you Chipchase Castle, there it is peeping out of those trees. The sun's on it so it looks like a bit like a Christmas cake.

Ooh look another Private Road this one is part of the Chipchase Estate. I wouldn't mind a job there if this is the sort of house you get to live in.

Do you like really old buildings? Well take a look at this church, it was built in the 13th Century. St Mungo's is it's name. I can't believe how well preserved it is. It must be this pure Northumberland air their always talking about.

Turn around and look at the village green, wonderful isn't it? Seen enough? OK let's head back to the cottage.

Nearly there. See there it is nestled in those trees. You put the kettle on and I'll just take some pics of the booty from the Antiques Fair.

Do you like my little stash of, well, things? Only time will tell what will become of them.

Fabulous Lace and Crochet Tablecloths and a Victorian Skirt with the most wonderful panels front and back and a gorgeous pleated hem.

Just had to show a close up of that skirt.
Glad you came? You where wonderful company. Shall we do it again some time? Is that tea ready yet?


ParisBreakfasts said...

I love it when you step outside your door.
It's knock-your-socks-off BEAUTIFUL there!

paola said...

I thought you said you couldn't take photos. These are GORGEOUS.
(And make me very nostalgic for a proper English autumn...)

rochambeau said...

You live in Heaven. Thanks for giving the rest of us a show!!

Come play dress up with us on Halloween. I think Tara's coming as a belly dancer. I know you will be the best dressed for sure!! Yes it is a big deal here. But it's a good thing for Americans to use their imagination.

sumonesmum said...

That was wonderful! And yes, let's do it again sometime. Enjoy the tea!

Ilva said...

Yes please, let's do it again. I love these photos and I so enjoyed being out for the day with you!

Suzie said...

Beautiful! I felt like being there. Gorgeous scenery! Thanks for the ride. Do it again.

PS: thanks again for the link yesterday

Greetings from China

Mélanie said...

Beutiful pictures and the light in it is just gorgeous

cruststation said...

Beautiful! Thank you for taking us on your walks, I am heading right over for that cup of tea :) Oh, I'm going to borrow the stunning Victorian skirt too...

Brooklyn Butterfly said...

It's really beautiful there! Thanks for sharing this little trip and a far away one for me, living in NY. Funny, St. Mungos is the magical hospital in the Harry Potter books.

kstyle said...

What a fun post. I'll have to try that here in picturesque Ashland. Not exactly the English coiuntryside but fun nonethless. off to mahjong, k

Flights of Fab Fashion Fancy said...

Such lovely photos! Thanks for sharing your countryside! So gorgeous!

casapinka said...

Just a quick moment to stop in before I leave again. Brings back some lovely, lovely memories!!!

cd&m said...

You really do live in a lovely part of England, love that skirt.

corine said...

I want to be there!

Freshly Found said...

Lovely ride - And I feel all excited about your stash of finds - tablecloths, etc!

paris parfait said...

Oh how delicious! Beautiful views, fabulous vintage finds and tea with you! Merci bien! xo

ginnycartersmallenburg said...

Oh just wonderful. Thank you for letting me tag along. Love your blog and the very interesting things you find.

Sohbet said...

very goooddd