I had a throughly enjoyable visit to Baddesley Clinton, near Birmingham recently.
I couldn’t have called in at a better time. The volunteers and staff were busy decorating the house for the Christmas period. What a fabulous day, it really got me in the mood for the upcoming festive time of year.
The house is festooned with fabulous decorations, huge twinkling trees and the smell of clove studded oranges floats through the rooms. It really is a magical place.The pantry table is full of goodies, Christmas cake, Brussel Spout stem (Christmas simply isn’t complete without Spouts!), herbs, spices, dried fruit, bread and apples from the orchard. I could really imagine the hussle and bustle that must have taken place in this room.
As you enter the Great Hall the most glorious tree stands majestically in front of you, covered in lights, paper chains, silver bells, birds, glittery baubles and paper flags with brown paper parcels ready for Christmas day.
Another wonderful Christmas tree stands nestled next to the armchair in the corner, over the fireplace is my favourite decoration …a crepe paper garland. It reminds me of Christmas at my Grandparents farm.