Saturday, 24 May 2014

Enjoyed an afternoon pottering around Nuffield Place, a very unpretentious home for a philanthropist who gave away the equivalent of £700m in today's money ...

And I think what tickled me most was the unabashed awfulness of Lord Nuffield's taste in art and china knick-knacks.

It's a pity that the National Trust hasn't made a bit more effort with the teashop because after an hour stepping back in time (Lady N's crinoline lady teacosy, bookcases lined with DE Stevenson novels ...) I would have given anything for a fondant fancy or a slice of homemade Battenberg or, even better, some Fuller's walnut cake.

1 comment:

Vintage Reading said...

Some of those teashops take the concept of retro/vintage a little too far!