Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Beautiful Blackwell, a Second Look

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Shall we feast our eyes on some more of the craftsmanship of Blackwell House? You seemed to enjoy the first course.  I’ve updated the header, to put the house in the context of the landscape.

Stained glass

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Textiles

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The Simpson family, certainly met that brief,

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with exquisite embroidery and woodwork  Rowan berries take centre stage, in carvings

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And iron work

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And of course mother nature provided both inspiration and the perfect foil.

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

3 thoughts on “Beautiful Blackwell, a Second Look

  1. Oh, my — times two. This is just stunning. While I love the glasswork, the needlework’s wonderful, too. My mother did a good bit of needlepoint, and then moved on to the sort of thing shown above, with the purple flowers. It frustrated her as she aged to lose both vision and concentration, but I have some of her unfinished projects, and may finish them if I end up housebound at some point. (Provided, of course, I still have my eyesight and my mind!)

  2. Wonderful header picture. Good post and pictures. xx

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