Sunnycroft, National Trust property in Shropshire is virtually on my doorstep, in fact I volunteer there but that is a story I will share with you another time. On Friday I was there as a visitor and had taken a friend along to treat her to tea and cake.
|Sunnycroft Tea Room|
Obviously with clothes dating back from the 1890's to the 1940's on display there were also some furs, of which everyone has their own opinion on. However I did not realise that prior to using silk to make gentleman's Top Hats originally they were made from Beaver fur. Which to look at them you would never think was the case. Sorry I do not have a photo of the Top Hat, the room in which it was displayed was well protected from the light and obviously flash photography is not allowed. I confess that I took fewer photographs than anticipated mainly because my friend and I were chatting so much!
|Ladies evening scarf, bag and gloves|
There were some wonderful dainty ladies gloves to look at, oh my their hands and fingers must of been so slender years ago.
|Ostrich feather fan|
|Coffee set in the drawing room|
The tearoom is quite different to your average National Trust Tea Room, it is situated in a room in the house and you really do feel as though you are enjoying tea and cake as a guest and not a paying visitor. Each table has a tablecloth, sugar bowl and sugar tongs, and the tea is served in lovely fine china tea cups and saucers. We found our selves a small table with a wonderful view of the garden and glasshouse. When we were not talking we indulged in the Lemon cake and Coffee and Walnut cake, which are all made by hand locally at Ludlow, Shropshire.
So if you are ever visiting Shropshire be sure to visit Sunnycroft, it really is a gem of a property and tearoom.