Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Day at Longleat

One of the families that I am focusing on for my dissertation, the Thynnes (one of whom, incidentally, illicitly married a woman named Maria Audley (the Thynne and Audley families were engaged in a long term feud) and this event and subsequent fall out may have been one of the inspirations for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet) have a lovely estate called Longleat and I went out for the day to visit it. The weather was a bit rainy but it was an amazing day (the house also had a rather surprisingly large collection of Nazi memorabilia which was a bit odd) – here are a few photos. The trip also gave me a chance to show off my cozy new scarf from H&M; I’ve decided I’m all about scarves this fall – scarves and animal prints and bows and sheer fabrics. Oh, and I got myself a ridiculous piggy bank. I'm a Save-a-saurus!


Oh to Be a Muse said...

a very pretty estate for nazi enthusiasts. how weird!

cute scarf--i think i'll be all about scarves this winter too...if it gets cold enough.


Anonymous said...

The Courtneyraptor is, undoubtedly, the most adorable thing I have seen all year.

- Miti

Susu Paris Chic said...

Spicing up with scarves is a very good idea! You can make so many things look so different and personalized. Keep discovering... fashion is fun and a lovely getaway from all the seriousness - that we of course need too;)

Robyn said...

I like the bits of history mixed in with the fashion. Thanks. :)

aurora. said...

i love longleat!
i havent been there in ages though
also your scarf is too cute :)

thanks for the lovely comment on my blog :)

o said...

Wow, what a beautiful estate! I'm with ya, I'm all about scarves when the weather cools:) Omgosh, your piggybank is too cute!! Love that it's personalized, too;)


Becca [Free Honey] said...

I'm with you on being all about scarves, in the past week I've become absolutely giddy about the impending fall weather! I'm looking for a really chunky knit scarf in a bright color.

stylenuggets said...

Gorgeous estate. I love houses like that. Keeping warm with scarves is easy and chic too

Unknown said...

Saveasaurus, I lol! I love your blog so much Courtney because not only do you have the coolest outfits, you have the greatest bits of history and background, it is a fascinating combination! XX!

LaToya said...

Nice layering! Can't wait till it's cold enough here to do that!