A castle outingSaturday, May 02, 2009
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...