Saturday, May 2, 2009

A castle outing



Lisette M asked me to share a little on my castle outing and I am happy to oblige. What you see here are some of the pictures that I took of Tjolöholm castle yesterday.

The building is inspired by Tudor castles and the interior is done completely in
arts and crafts/art nouveau style - Liberty of London even designed one of the rooms. Photographing is however not allowed inside, so I don't have any pictures to show of the impressive interiors (it's intact from the beginning of the last century) and I can't find any on-line sources either.

I
was pretty inspired by what I saw and wish I could have shared things like the velvet curtain with an art nouveau ribbon pattern that would look wonderful on a skirt or the beautiful early 1900's ivory linen blouse with pleated panels... but, alas, I didn't want to risk being kicked out from the castle.

There are loads of castles in Sweden hailing from 1500's and onwards and we usually try to visit at least a couple of castles every year. Luckily most of the really old ones are open to the public.
Now if only castle visiting could be turned into a profession, then I would definitely consider a career switch...


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A little parting shot since spring has finally arrived in Sweden!

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing. The castle is wonderful and what a view! I would love to see the interior!

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  2. WOW,it is beautiful. Visiting castles would definitely be a great career :)

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  3. Beautiful... I have a love affair with Sweden, really all of Scandinavia to some degree. My family and I got to visit Denmark and Sweden about 3 years ago and it was just amazing! We were in Stockholm most of our stay in Sweden and did not get to any castles, so thanks for filling in some of those blanks.

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  4. 1500's--unbelievable! My schooling and training is in Art History so this is so interesting! I need to get to Sweden!

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