My neighbours have just discovered the joys of taking their youngsters to historic houses – they try to find new places to explore almost every weekend. This was started from a casual comment I made when their 7 year old told me how the Tudors used oak for absolutely everything and drew a rather fetching picture of a trestle table with the correct style of chairs at each end. I happened to have a couple of picture books from my own daugther’s time at school – one covered the Tudors, mostly clothing related but still showing some very nice furniture in the room settings.
This interest has become almost an obsession for them now, they take off to wherever they can reach within a couple of hours. Amusingly, the mum is seen regularly scouring antique furniture and auction sites, dreaming of owning some of the lovely pieces they see on their travels.