Killerton....At Last!

Finally we went to Killerton! Its taken me weeks to get there as something has always come up. Last Sunday was their annual vintage car rally and some stunning, practically edible cars were shining in the glorious sunshine. I especially love this't remember what it was called and husband not here to ask but who cares isn't she a stunner....if I ever win the lottery (which highly unlikely because I never buy a ticket).

this one is a huge American car I think...not so pretty but wonderful all the same.

Another cutie...I think its an MG...why do I have a head like a sieve and find remembering names of things difficult. At this point my camera started flashing that the battery was low. What a burk! Just managed to get a few more snaps before it gave in.

This pretty pale pink shrub was amazing. The flowers were quite sticky to the touch. The little lantern shaped buds unfolded into a wide flower....quite lovely.

fabulous bark on this tree...just like a dessert camouflage fabric.

and these delightful bright purple and pink flowers from the primula family.

and on to the Bear's Hut. Built in the early 1900s it really is amazing. Beautifully thatched with an open fireplace.....

the rear.......

Wonderfully decorated ceiling of firs and matting......

and the floor was truly beautiful made with cut tree stumps. If I had an outdoor building I would recreate this look. There was also a stunning stained glass window dating back to the 1500s. I could have moved in (with my radio of course!)

These two very naughty, adorable lambs decided to head but on another. They were quite fearless as we strolled by, completely oblivious to our presence.

Unfortunately you are not allowed to take photos of the interior of the house. I would have loved to have posted photos of the fashion exhibition but I do have a postcard of this superb advertising mannequin for CB Corsets from c1890. The CB stands for Charles Bayer & Co. I did have a 1920s advertising mannequin with the initials CB emblazoned on her chest.
I didn't know at the time what it stood for.

I've stumbled across this lovely website/blog too with some lovely images of gals in their corsets! Lucyxx


The Fairy Shoemaker said...

I love Killerton!
You captured it perfectly in the pictures.
Wouldnt the bear hut make a nice sewing room..... We could be the resident bear on 'off' days!!!
Lovely link! xxxx

Aline la Bergère said...

Stunning post! Thanks for sharing this. My jaw dropped a few times...I love love love the bear hut...WOW! Those old car shows are amazing fun. Love it when I catch one here. A.xx

Ingrid Mida said...

Your photos are charming....made me feel like I was along for the trip. I especially like the postcard of the corset!! Thanks for sharing it.

This Vintage Life... said...

I'll take any of those vintage cars and that little thatched house please!
Deb x

Janet said...

I came across your website one day when looking for information on Charles Bayer... I believe I now own the very mannequin in your photo, the art deco one with C B on her chest, she has a slightly dented left bosom too. So beautiful and have never seen another one like her.
Love your website.

Lucy@Corset Laced Mannequins said...

Hi Janet. I wonder if it is the same one! probably is as I think they are quite rare. Funnt how these girls get about! Lucyxx

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