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MOST RECENT

And lastly from Wynyard Hall....... A few interior shots, mainly above head height to avoid the crowds. It is a beautiful house, not only a hotel, but the home of Sir John Hall.

He once gave me a lift in the Range Rover from the hall to the traders carpark in deep snow, also coming down like fifty pence pieces. On the back seat where I sat, was a rug for the dog, a golden retriever. Upon exiting, I thanked him for the lift and then realised I had more hair than the dog. 😡 Eeeshhh !
Black trousers to boot. πŸ˜’πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ .
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#interiordetails #wynyardhall #architecturalengland #architecture #northeastengland #beautifulinteriors

And so the next creation begins.
This heap of Tulipwood and some Redwood, is a small portion of the timber used to rebuild the two Victorian porches of just one of my current projects.
The North American Tulipwood purchased from the excellent @duffieldtimber is a dream to work with and mixed in it was some timber marked Poplar, which is what we know it as here in the UK. It was a little harder than the Tulipwood.
So, what's all this waffle about ? Well, if you are having anything made/built from timber to be painted, ask your carpenter to use Tulipwood as it's obviously harder than softwood (whitewood-redwood-pine), has longevity, takes paint well, and of course can take knocks and bumps better. More robust. And if he can't do it, then you know where I live. πŸ˜πŸ”¨πŸ”¨πŸ”¨
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#carpentry #carpenter #northumbriancarpentry #madeinnorthumberland #northeastengland #victorianhome #victorianhouse #victorianarchitecture #architecturalengland

Wynyard in the glorious afternoon sun.
The first time we attended this venue as traders, it was a job to get here because of the snow. The grounds looked amazing with geese and ducks on the frozen lake, and deer dancing along the bankside in playful mood.
The house was full of traders selling their Christmas wares, the rooms all decked out in decoration, plus live music on the harp by a lovely young talented lady.
It was magical,............
until the phone rang.
My partner's son had decided to bunk off school with one or two others......... Being an ex teacher, and being over an hour's drive away, her Ladyship was so angry !
Suddenly it didn't feel like christmas any more, just a day at work. πŸ€”πŸ˜’ .
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#wynyardhall
#christmasfayre #northeastengland #architecture #architecturalengland #lazysunday #autumndays

When we used to work the market stalls at this time of year, we could always tell the time in the afternoon without looking at your watch because the temperature would suddenly drop. You knew it was three o'clock.

Autumnal afternoon, Wynyard Hall .
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#wynyardhall #countryhouse #christmasfayre #northeastengland #architecturalengland #autumndays #autumnalwalk

Here's a little something to brighten the day.
It's a bit cloudy here in Northumberland this morning so I felt some sunshine might set me up for the day ahead. A couple of hours in the workshop, then her Ladyship is to be escorted around a country house Christmas Fayre.
Having started our chocolatier careers at these events some years ago, we know how hard it is to make a living. Northeasterners are very selective about how they spend their hard-earned pennies. Beautiful hand crafted tasty truffles from the only Northeastern world class awarded chocolatier, or three Mars bars for a pound..........πŸ˜’πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ #sundayblues
#lazysunday #architecture #architecturalengland #northeastlife #northernhumour #northumberland

Well, it's finally gone.

I showed you earlier in the year my version of the famous Newcastle Vampire Rabbit doorway that my customer wasn't 100% happy with. I'm okay with that as it pushes you to be better and at the end of the day, it was simple little things easily enough to put right, which I've now done.
They got a lot from me because of the hours I put into it however, I have learnt an awful lot from it.
So a new rabbit, change of paint colour and a bit of weathering, hey presto !
Now a happy bunny.

Again my thanks go to @geosaumarezsmith for the measure, draw, build posts, and to @mulvanyandrogers for inspiring me to have a go.
There are numerous other people on here who also inspired me and unwittingly taught me far more than I had in the knowledge bank. A good mix of architects, historic building lovers and those general good eggs.
I thank you.

I lost my mojo, my confidence and my passion for miniatures,........but not any more.
I can sleep tonight........ πŸ˜πŸ€“ .
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#newcastle #vampirerabbit #diorama #miniature #twelfthscale #architecture #architecturalengland #intricatework #northeastengland #madeinnorthumberland

Stamfordham.

I grew up with a love of Victorian architecture, possibly influenced by my mother. As you get older you appreciate many things you once passed by, and now the Georgian period plus the opportunity to work in and restore these beautiful buildings has them ruling my heart.
Whilst out and about you find them everywhere probably because I'm now looking for them.
We are very lucky to have such a huge historical content here in the UK, there is still so much to see and seek out and because of Instagram, we become educated and informed.
Local knowledge is invaluable. Thank you to everyone who takes the trouble and effort to share their glories. .
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#architecture #architecturalengland #villagelife #stamfordham #northumberland #georgianhouse #georgianarchitecture #theenglishhome #thisengland #thisisengland

Making waves. Is this just the autumnal weather or the BREXIT result.
A controversial topic and one that's clearly divided the nation however the end result, I am adopting a more positive outlook on life, although that was until I was ticked off for being grumpy this morning by her Ladyship in the car on our way into work.

Apparently, over the next few weeks it is possible to dine inside an igloo in Newcastle. πŸ˜’ So what does that entail ?
Well, sit at a table, eat food in a pretend igloo knowing it's 13C outside. I would go to Finland or some other Scandinavian country to pay money to do this and enjoy the moment.
How about we put a sailing yacht in the middle of St James's Park and eat pretending thst we're on the high seas !?
Oh sorry, that brings us back to choppy waters with the current ownership saga.
Never a dull moment. πŸ˜‚ .
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#tynemouth #northseacoast #rivertyne #newcastle #autumndays #autumnalwalk #autumn #architecturalengland #northernhumour #northeastengland

It's not hard to work out why the Georgians had their properties facing south.
Our morning room is warm and cosy this day at the Tearooms. .
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#morningsun #interiors #autumndays #autumn #georgianhouse #northumberlandsquare #northeastengland #architecturalengland #theenglishhome #thisisengland

The Fish Market in 'The Toon'

The Newcastle quayside still has a high number of antiquities, most adjusted to suit modern requirements but still retaining their original charm.
Newcastle is full of beautiful architecture, especially Grainger Town but you need to be there very early on a Sunday morning to beat the crowds and traffic, particularly at this time of year. .
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#newcastle #architecture #architecturalengland #northeastengland #thetoon #fishmarket #lovemycity

Just lovely.

Today is typically autumnal, cool and wet. All the trees look black and the sky grey.
Fortunately, the workshop dry and the smell of fresh sawn Oak hangs heavy in the air.
This is generally the first thing people comment on when entering any carpentry workshop. So addictive. πŸ€“

#architecturalengland

Well this morning on my feed the good old Georgian architecture hashtag produced two gems,........
Cheese and a William 4th fencepost.
It's entertainment if nothing else.

As you were sergeant !
Sowerby .
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#architecturalengland #architecture #sowerby #northyorkshire #thirsk #thisengland #countrycottages #georgianhouse #theenglishhome #villagelife

How lucky are these people to have a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE outside their front doors.

I have passed this location so many times over the years but because of Instagram I felt others may take an interest.
It is of course that famous wall. .
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#hadrianswall #iconic #historic #worldheritagesite #newcastle #northeastengland #ancientbuilding #architecture #architecturalengland

A little bit of ancient England on the East facing side of the main Street.
Sowerby. .
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#architecture #architecturalengland #ancientbuilding #sowerby #northyorkshire #thisengland #theenglishhome #timberframed

Long shadows, it's that time of year. Prime location.

More Vale of York dreamy properties. .
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#sowerby #thisengland #theenglishhome #georgianhouse #georgianarchitecture #architecturalengland #villagelife #countryhouse #countrylife

Well it started off rather fine this morning but it all turned sour this afternoon.
Hey Ho, I'll take whatever crumbs there are.

The beautiful Georgian village of Sowerby. .
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#sowerby #thirsk #northyorkshire #autumndays #georgianhouse #georgianarchitecture #architecture #architecturalengland #theenglishhome #villagelife #cosycottage

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