A few weeks ago I watched the brilliant Glorious 39, with Romola Garai on TV. The film is set in 1939 and the sets and costumes were amazing. It is an era that I have always loved and reminds me of great country estates such as Chatsworth, Cecil Beaton and the Mitford sisters, all terribly, terribly British darlings. Maybe it’s because of the royal diamond wedding next year or maybe it’s just because I love all things British such as Paul Smith tailoring, country fairs and tea served in china cups and saucers but everything I covet at the moment, has that British look and feel about it. I have wanted a George Sherlock sofa for ever, a Georgian library table has a place waiting for it in my kitchen and I have just bought myself a checked, double breasted winter coat from H&M, an absolute bargain at £25.00, that looks as though Princess Margaret would have worn it circa 1940. With the stores full of cable knit cardi’s, woollen tights and brogues, maybe the corgi will make a comeback as the fashionable accessory to have?
Oh by the way talking of Chatsworth In derbyshire, they are hosting a Morris Minor rally from there on 11/9/11, now you can’t get much more British than that?
Scenes from Glorious 39
My lovely new coat!
Another stylist friend recently told me about Walcot Hall which has self catering accommodation where you can holiday and enjoy the splendours of the English countryside. My two favourite apartments are Clive and Harold, which are decorated in a suitably Mitford sisters style, all squashy sofa’s, libraries and log fires.
My longed for library table