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Monday, 31 May 2010

Erasmus Darwin House

I had the privilege over the weekend of spending some time at Erasmus Darwin House in Lichfield, Staffordshire.  It was their annual Spring Fair and I was asked if I would like to have a small stand there.  The weather wasn't good on Saturday, but it improved yesterday and brought more people through the doors.  Erasmus Darwin was the Grandfather of Charles Darwin, and as you can see from the pictures lived in the most stunning Georgian House.  To me, it was a real treat to set up my stand in the Parlour amongst all the beautiful Georgian furniture and antiques - usually you are not allowed to get near to these precious things.  If you would like to see more then their web address is www.erasmusdarwin.org.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

The interior of the house has been faithfully restored using Georgian colours and preserving the Period features - including the beautiful flagstones in the hallway downstairs and the lovely original wide floorboards in the rooms.

I want to live here please - it was so stunning. A view of the back of the house with the walled garden and a stunning view of Lichfield Cathedral.

Finally, the front of the house (everyone was packing up their stands).  Isn't the symmetry of Georgian houses so stunning - I love our cottage because it is double fronted but obviously not quite on this grand scale!!  It really was a great couple of days out and everyone who works and volunteers at the house had worked so hard to make it a success.  Hope you all had a great weekend. xx


  1. Looks stunning Jo, glad you had a great weekend. My basket and eiderdown that i bought from you are looking beautiful, infact i was just looking at all the new eiderdowns you have for sale on your website and wandering ....!? xx Hope the sun is shining for you today

  2. Looks like you had a great time, Helen x


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