Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Gone to Norfolk

Hope you all had a Happy Easter.

After the Easter weekend we went to Norfolk for the remainder of the week.

We spent some time in Norwich, hunting in antique shops and revisiting favourite places.

Looking down Elm Hill.

Looking up Elm Hill.

City Hall Clock Tower.

The Royal Arcade.

Castle Meadow end of Royal Arcade.

Norwich Castle.

Castle Gardens.

I have memories from when I was a little girl, of eating sandwiches in these gardens and feeding crumbs to the sparrows, whilst on shopping trips with my Mum.

One of the plaques in the Castle Gardens.

Another day we wandered around the antique shops in Holt.
The weather was so lovely we had a picnic.

After our picnic we drove to Sheringham where we had ice-creams! The weather was the warmest I had experienced in Sheringham.

We sat and enjoyed the sunshine.

My daughter.

My son sunbathing in April, it was 15'C.

Another day we had a picnic in Earlham Park,

before visiting an Art Nouveau Exhibition at the UEA Sainsbury Centre. Art Nouveau is a favourite style of mine and my daughter's so we couldn't miss the opportunity to see the Anderson Collection.

Tiffany vase and powder box.

Austrian/German Vases.

Glass and Silver Vase by Loetz.

Vase by Daum Frebes.

Desk by Louis Majorelle, lamps by Albert Cheuret and frame by W A Bolin.


There was also a display of exquisite jewellery, unfortunately I wasn't able to photograph it. I particularly liked the dragonfly and orchid pieces.

Whilst in Holt I bought these pieces of early 19th Century Chandelier Glass. I plan to turn them into jewellery.

And my husband bought this Art Deco brooch that I admired, from an antique stall at the Norwich library.

I also fed my craft addiction and bought these:-


and Leanika Fabric plus trimmings from Jarrolds in Norwich.

Fat Quarters from Sew Simple at Taverham.

Also, from John Lewis in Norwich, some Rowan Wool Cotton for a crochet flower blanket that I am planning.

Finally I couldn't resist this, from Holt -

Gone to Norfolk.

Sadly, I probably won't be back there until the summer holidays.


Rowan said...

Looking at this has made me want to go back to Norfolk again, I love it there. The exception is Sheringham where we spent a wet, cold and miserable week when my boys were aged 3 and 1. We were supposed to there for a fortnight but a week was more than enough - 32 years later I still haven't quite recovered from that 'holiday'!

thesnailgarden said...

Hi Rowan, great to hear from you. I lived in Norfolk for 23 years and I think our recent visit was the warmest I have experienced there for springtime. I love North Norfolk and would love to live there again.

Best wishes, Pj x