These photos are in no particular order, they’re just my favorites. If some are slightly out of focus, I bet you can guess who was trying to grab the camera from me. (He’s a very tiny boy with a surprisingly strong grasp!)
I was absolutely captivated by this place. It was covered in ruby red vines and waiting to transport all who roam its grounds into a past era…
I know, I got carried away with the vines, but they were so beautiful!
Like tiny little red hearts when you get up close…
I felt like I was on the set of ‘Emma’ as I walked into the garden…
I suppose one could easily lose track of time wandering about the garden…
If you’ve never walked on true cobblestones, I recommend sturdy shoes. Flip-flops won’t do.
Tons of apples on the trees…
…and on the ground.
Even the patches of earth were charming…
The second language around here is Welsh. I couldn’t make out a single word.
I confess I felt completely overwhelmed by the authenticity of Erddig. I’ve seen places like this in movies and read about them in books, but to be present in a garden or a room or a hallway as it really was in the past is truly unique. I feel alarmed as I think,”Everything is so rare! I’ll never see these things again!”
“But what if I’m seized in some frightful state and am too weak to ring the bell for servants?” ~Mary Musgrove, Persuasion
What was it like to have your very own church in your home?
Or your very own library?
Toys were so much more attractive before plastics.
And everywhere you look there’s gorgeous art on the walls; piece after piece, one begins to look like another.
Love the book-holder attached to the chair!
For me, there’s beauty is the craftmanship of every object.
Knox having a look about the orchard…
Knox breathed in the fresh air and surveyed the English countryside.
I believe he thoroughly enjoyed the tour as much as I did!
For more information on this historic jewel in North Wales, see the Erddig House web site.
Thanks for stopping by!
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