Christmas at Holkham

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Yes, it was this time again. just like previous 3 years ( post here  and here), we were working at the stunning Holkham Hall. 2 weekends full of lovely singing from the Upper Octave, bell ringing,chatting with visitors and marvelling at the house. The house was decorated lavishly – as always. This year it was birds that were the inspiration behind the decor:-)

but have a look for yourselves… 🙂

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the table in the kitchens…

 

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everything polished to a high lustre….

 

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staff resting after a hard day’s work – from Black Knight Historical

 

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downstairs was decorated too…

 

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gingerhouse

 

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all a cake…

 

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the Marble Hall hosted a full flock of swans… glorious!

 

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Peacocks reigned in the main reception room…

 

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with small peacocks in the biggest christmas tree ever!

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the tree in all its splendour…

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more swans and other animals in the Winter Wonderland section

 

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my favourite part of the house:_)

 

 

 

 

 

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south dining room was all bedecked in warm colours, feathers and sweets…

 

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more birds!

 

 

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and a certain satyr….

 

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my favourite tree – the Partridge and Pear tree. very simple, so elegant!

 

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another favoutire, an antler tree

 

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the Swan Princess

 

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the Brussels sprouts room – loving the livid greens and the turkey!

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and the character – the Holy King and the snow queen 🙂

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Lady Augusta

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amazing Upper Octave

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random rabbit

 

 

 

 

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and, once again, the Hall in its glory

 

The outside was just as festive, with entertainment, food, carriage rides and gift shop full of excited visitors – but snce we were working inside, we did not manage to capture any of that! we did catcha fe pictures one morning bfore the work – featuring the new stock dolmans from our shop

 

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And after greeting and chatting to  about 800-900 people a day, on finishing the work I was fit for just one thing… a snooze in a warm bed!

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Happy holidays to those who celebrate them!

 

 

 

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