Saturday, November 16, 2019

Who Let The Dogs In?

via Badminton House UK

I love the casual pink and white ticking slipcovers. The books piled on the table reflect the real life living of these fortunate owners.

Beautiful gardens indeed. Be sure to click on the link under the first photo to see and read more.

6 comments:

lisa said...

What a truly, amazingly beautiful house. So elegant, but so relaxed and livable at the same time. I think English country style must be my favorite for exactly that reason. I read about this house on Habitually Chic.

jusaweecatnap said...

Wow. I like the gold dot on the spine of every book you've read in your library. And being practical about soap. um..why?

Leslie said...

To be precise, they're hounds, not "dogs" - as they could be both dogs (males) and bitches (females), the proper terms for canines in this context (no disrespect intended).

Badminton House is the home of the well established Beaufort Hunt, in the hunting country of the estate and beyond, hence the foxhounds shown in the photo. It also has been the host site in early May of one of the most renowned international three-day eventing competitions in the world, the Badminton Horse Trials, for 70 years. One of only five such equestrian competitions held annually at the international 5-star level (maximum difficulty), soon to be six (with the addition of a second one in Maryland to one hosted here in in the USA in Kentucky for several decades).

Gorgeous place that I visited for the aforementioned competition on its 50th anniversary in 1999 - thanks for sharing!

Content in a Cottage said...

Leslie -- Thanks for the clarification about the hounds. I knew they were hounds but did not realize hounds were not dogs :) Thanks for the equestrian history of Badminton House too.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

justaweecatnap -- Thrift is always a good idea even wit soap. I like the gold dots too.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

lisa -- English country style is truly living and loving your things even when they become worn and tattered. I love it too. xo, Rosemary