A lot of daffodils have featured on my blog over the two months. A lot! There were crocheted daffodils, daffodils in the garden, daffodils in the house, garlands of daffodils, daffodil poems and daffodils that I crocheted for work.
Quite a lot of daffodilling you will agree I am sure. Yes, I did just make up the word daffodilling! It is a fantastic word isn't it!!
So, as it is the last day of April and realistically the last day this year when I can, in all good conscience, mention daffodils again, I thought that it was only fitting to end the month on the subject of daffodils!
Todays offering is a little different though. You might remember that I was commissioned to make fifteen crocheted daffodils for Basildon Park. The reason that I was asked to crochet daffodils was for the Daffodil Festival that was held over Easter. We try and always have a "childrens trail" of some kind, which is essentially an object or picture in each room for children to look out for. The crocheted daffodils were the trail for the Daffodil Festival and they were all over the house - the daffodils that is. And visitors. And children!
There were of course beautiful arrangements of real daffodils on display, beautifully displayed by our wonderful florist and house steward, and his flower team. I hope that as we move from April to May you will enjoy one last look at some daffodils!
We have a sign - at child height - so that they children know what they are looking out for in the house.
The crocheted daffodils were easy to find in some rooms, and harder in others.
The daffodil in the picture above was leaning against a mirror, which is why I also appear in the background of the picture!
We even had daffodils in the fireplaces!!
The arrangements of real daffodils were of course the real reason that visitors came, not to see my crochet!
This is the staircase hall which was all set up for a wonderful spring picnic, doesn't it look inviting.
Everywhere you look - daffodils!!!
There were even daffodils in the bathrooms! The ones above in Lady Iliffe's Bathroom, and the ones below in the guest bathroom. Yes, they are standing in the toilet and yes, Lady Iliffe really did have those wicker chair things over each toilet in the house! Sorry to say the T word twice in one post!
Although we have come to the end of daffodil season that doesn't mean the end of flowers. There are lots of other things blooming and I have a blossomy post planned for tomorrow as well. It seems that this week has turned into horticulture week on my blog with all of these planty posts doesn't it! Must be the time of year. I can't think why....
Update - 30/4/2015 - When I wrote this post yesterday I had no idea that a devastating fire had broken out at another National Trust property called Clandon Park. You can read more about it here. I do not have any information about the fire other than what I have read online and seen on the news, but it appears that the house has been devastated by the fire, no one was injured in the fire which is a blessing. As this post is about a National Trust property it seemed only right to mention it. My thoughts go to all at Clandon Park.
p.s. Just a reminder in case you didn't know, I work as a volunteer at Basildon Park, but am not sponsored by them in any way to write about the house or anything else National Trust related. I just get to enjoy working there!