Back at Tjolöholm this Thursday again – for some more treasures. Surely you would want to visit with me again?
Before a walk in the garden, a short overview of the unusual and impressive lamps in the castle. All ordered by the lady of the house, Blanche, and all from Osler in London. My favourite is the first one, looking like underwear laundry…
The garden had the same Swedish architect as the house – but I guess Blanche had her say about things as well –
Plants in every corner, colours and textures – how I envied the people who got the opportunity to work here.
…and little children rambling on their own.
And, finally – I give you: The vacuumcleaner!
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Wow… these shots!! Thank you for taking us there, AC! 🙂
Thank you, Amy, it was a lovely visit.
Stunning photos of a stunning place. (I see my favorite exclamatory, WOW, has already been used several times.) Her Ladyship’s lingerie never draped finer. 🙂
Haha, love your comments, John!
Wow what a place, I would have hated to clean it though with that vacuum 😄
Wow the gardens in particular look beautiful
I loved them too – ♥
I have been eagerly awaiting the picture of the ‘vacuum cleaner’! Haven’t seen that model before and older and bigger than the one I saw displayed at a museum/historic place of one of the first, most famous ‘Fancy Ladies House” (prosititution, bordello, etc.) in Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA and one of the last to close their doors. Gazing upon that model? I felt so sorry for the housekeeper that had to run it daily – heavy, and lots of muscle labor to make it ‘work as advertised’ – 😀
Yes – luckily we don’t have to use such a thing…but cleaning the house is still not my favourite occupation.
Mine either and it definitely shows now I skipped spring deep cleaning of walls/ceilings two years in a row! sigh – – LOL
Yes…I know about skipping and getting the answer…
I enjoyed that visit, Ann-Christine. The vacuum cleaner is impressive, although not quite so impressive as that blousy light. 🙂
I certainly want to visit places with you again, Leya. Tjolöholm castle looks stunning on the inside and on the outside. I chuckled at your description of the first lamp as ‘underwear laundry’…now I can’t unsee that 😂 The plants and flowers outside are so beautiful in full bloom. The people who work there must put quite a bit of effort and passion into keeping up this place. Hope you are having a good summer 😊
So glad you enjoyed the little tour, Mabel. I do hope you are well over there and doing what you love to do. That is what you are good at. I try to find joy in what I am doing, and I guess what I love most now is my garden and my glasshouse. When winter comes…I don’t know what I will love doing…
Your tour and photos over the last few weeks have brightened my days, Leya. We are in winter over here, and just got out of lockdown – and are back in lockdown all of a sudden again. I’m okay in lockdown but I know many around me are not. I am still doing what I love doing, blogging and writing and hoping we get spring and summer soon. Please enjoy the rest of summer and may it be quick winter for you this year 💕
So glad to have brightened your days, Mabel – and the virus is on the rise here as well. But very little compared to most other countries I have understood. And we have a high rate of vaccinated people. Hope your spring will brighten your days even more! I am not looking forward to winter this year – last year we had the worst autumn darkness ever.
Spring should be here soon enough for us. The days here are already getting longer. Hope your autumn and winter won’t be as long and dark this year. Take care and stay safe 💕
Thank you, Mabel – Light is everything.
Wonderful to see all these photos but especially the giant vacuum cleaner – something that’s completely new to me!
Glad you enjoyed it – and I had never seen such a thing before, and never heard about it either.
Ah, thanks so much for taking us along again. I see that others have commented before me that the vacuum cleaner, however, is the star of the show
Yes – it is indeed a heavy machine. I think the maids were happy for that help.
Thanks for taking us here again, A C….the gardens look great,, and I love your opening shot throuGh the window
Thank you, Sue – I loved the visit. So hungry for something else for a couple of days.
Oh, I know the feeling…and I’m not going anywhere 🙁
But to gardens?
Oh, well, yes, occasionally!
Oh I did enjoy extra time at this special place. The vacuum cleaner is a true wonder.
A wonder it must have seemed to the ladies who could relax a bit from their constant cleaning!
Imaginative lamps and the first copy really has something special 😉
The castle is beautiful in terms of architecture and the gardens match it perfectly.
The vacuum cleaner is really adapted to the size of the house …. luckily they already had it at that time.
Thank you – special it was. Glad you liked it too, and I too was happy for the poor maids who had to clean all day long.
Oh this stately property, as it would be known in Eng;and, presents even on a grander scale with the beautiful grounds to admire ! Would so enjoy you and/or Ron being there to show me the way 🙂 !! The light fittings do have their very own character . . . not quite in my comfort zone but interesting . . . but have to laugh about the ‘hanging underwear’ one: just quietly pretend if that one was brought up-to-date . . . ?
Well, I loved it that Ron wrote to me! And I guess we both would have loved to guide you there! And underwear lamps – might become popular some day…?
What a great castle and the light fittings were very grand. How times have changed regarding the vacuum. Although an ironing board has never strayed far from the original!
Good point about the ironing board – true it is! It looks almost the same today.
And so does the ironer ..apart from the clothes 🤣
Great captures! I like the window shot. And the 1-ton vacuum cleaner!
Well, it was a big machine indeed. And I am glad you mention the window shot – I loved the view!
That vacuum cleaner is actually pretty cool . . . but not as cool as the elegant home!
I guess not – it was for sure an elegant home – and so modern in those days when people hardly had more than one room to live in and maybe two or three pairs of trousers and shirts.
What a fabulous place to visit Ann-Christine. I did have a good laugh at the looking like underwear laundry light shade. I cannot imagine that Vacuum but I guess the maids were grateful not having to sweep all the time 🙂 🙂
Haha, yes – but it does look like underwear…And that machine was for sure a blessing for the maids – just think the house was entirely covered in carpets.