We’re still sorting through all the pictures that we took in England and here are some more from our trip to The Vyne, an historic manor house located close to Basingstoke in Hampshire. First, here’s another picture of us…the red in the day dress really stands out in the grey background lighting:
And here are a couple with a good friend of ours: 🙂
Here are two of the chapel:
And one of the well-appointed sitting rooms:
And the tomb of Chaloner Chute, himself:
Here’s a better picture that I borrowed from online:
And finally, Henry VIII himself:
While we were away in England, we had the opportunity to visit The Vyne, an historic manor house located close to Basingstoke in Hampshire. Originally built between 1500 and 1520 for William Sandys, Henry VIII’s Lord Chamberlain, the house was later acquired in 1653 by Chaloner Chute, a successful barrister and remained in the Chute family until it was acquired by the National Trust. Over the years, the house has been progressively added onto and is a pastiche of various styles ranging from early Tudor through the 19th Century. One of the most interesting aspects is that the house contained a small chapel, complete with stained glass windows. The day we visited, it was cold, windy, and overcast but that didn’t deter us any, we managed to get a number of very nice pictures.
First is the exterior:
This is the back side of the main house. To the left is an outbuilding.
The front of the house.
Here’s a better view of the house, courtesy of the National Trust.
And now some of the interior:
And now for us… 🙂
A little humor for the camera…my reaction after receiving the latest bill from Charles Worth.
Yes, it’s all mine (or so I’d like to believe)…
Karin modeling her latest creation- a late 1880s day dress.
Visiting The Vyne was one of the major high points of our visit to England and it was definitely worth braving the cold and damp. The estate provided a wonderful backdrop for picture-taking and we only wish that the weather had permitted us to get some more pictures of us outside. We would definitely love to visit again in the Spring when the all the plants are in full bloom. All in all, a special day. 🙂
Last day to finish, skirt and train piece are done except for tacking on that monster pleated ruche and one more bodice fitting. Onward!
Pattern matching fun…I couldn’t resist with this stripe!
It’s Bodice Day, so I’m sewing while corseted and deciding which silk velvet goes with the bodice, black wins! The minute I get up from the floor (hand stitching that pleated ruche on the skirt) Angus comes to inspect and give his opinion. Shhhh…he finally went to sleep!
Angus gives the train a critical examination…