There is not really a "theme" for this post, other than it being a few of the things that I particularly like from the house.
These are chairs from Queen Elizabeth's Coronation 60 years ago and and from the Coronation of her father, King George. If you attend a Coronation, afterwards, you can apply to purchase a chair - those from the Queen's Coronation cost Seven Pounds and Ten Shillings (about £330 now).
These lamp bases have been made from Chinese Medicine Dolls. You took the doll to the doctors and pointed to the affected area of the body and the diagnosis was made! They didn't come with outfits, these were added by Lady Illiffe.
This is the Bamboo Bedroom where the lamps are displayed. The bed is not really bamboo, it is carved and painted wood.
These curtains and pelmets were also made by Lady Illiffe. She was a very talented needlewoman.
Any ideas what the pink edged dish on the sofa table is for?
This is Lady Iliffe's china which we sometimes display on the dining table.
This beautiful copper beech tree stands at the front of the house and the visitors love to stand by it and see how tall it is.
I hope that I have inspired you to visit your own local historic places and find out some more. There is a lot to know out there, and there are a lot of people just waiting to tell you all about their favourite places! Have a fun visit somewhere and let me know where you go.
Basildon Park know that I exist because I volunteer with them, but that is all. I am just sharing this with you because Basildon Park is part of what I do and love.