The time has come to start thinking about all my visits out this year. The heritage memberships have been bought, the cards and parking stickers are in the wallet. All I need now is the good weather and the energy to get out there and make the very most of the days out. There is truly something special about being able to access properties that hold dear the very wonderful skill of old oak furniture making.
To be able to look over to a chest of drawers or a clothing dresser and know that it has been in the same place, in the same house for three or four hundred years is fantastic. Knowing also that the wood was lovingly carved and made into that useful item is heart warming. Nothing beats a lovely bit of oak furniture – whatever it’s final use, it ages so well with minimal fuss. Sheer beauty and stability, as well as style!