Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Make Bake Create Party #28: Creativity in England

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This week, I thought I'd show off some of the creativity I encountered on my trip to England a couple weeks ago.

Here is a Celtic brooch that was found at the bottom of the Roman spa at Bath. It was likely tossed in there as an offering back when we figured years in hundreds instead of thousands.

Dressmakers used to make miniature examples of their work to give customers an idea of their skill. These little outfits really intrigued me. I found this one at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

I bet you'd never imagine that some of the best stories in history were penned at this tiny table. This is Jane Austen's writing desk---displayed at her house in Chawton Village, Hampshire.

What do you imagine this is?  That's right---it's King Arthur's Round Table. I had the opportunity to tour The Great Hall at Winchester. It was totally unplanned and ended up being my favorite part of the trip!

From the website:  "According to legend, the Round Table which hangs in the Great Hall of Winchester Castle is the table around which King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table met, and it has been famous for centuries for its associations with the legendary 'Once and Future King'. Although we now know that it originated many centuries later, the table’s mystique still remains.
It was probably created in about 1290, for a tournament near Winchester to celebrate the betrothal of one of Edward I’s daughters. When the table was taken down from the wall and investigated by a team of scientists in 1976, tree ring evidence and carbon dating placed it in the 13th or early 14th century which supports that idea."
What an awesome experience---I'm already planning next year's tour!

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  1. Thank you so very much for hosting!What terrific pics you're sharing!

    Love them all......sp quaint and lovely

    Be well...be safe and enjoy!

    God bless

  2. Sarah,

    Thanks so much for hosting! Interesting post!!


  3. Oh I love the history!! Thanks for hosting :)

  4. I love your photos. So interesting that the tiny little desk was the place she wrote all those stories. Wow~

    Thanks for hosting the linkup, as always! This week, I shared my fabric pumpkins. Happy fall everyone!

  5. So much history and legacy to experience. I'm so glad you got to go. :)

  6. thank you for the party Sarah! always good to learn about new things :)

  7. Thank you for hosting the party. How fun that you got to go to England!

  8. I love reading the stories and seeing the pictures from your trip - especially the one about King Arthur's Round Table! I remember hearing once about how the dressmakers would make little versions of their dresses - so glad to see one of these!
    Thank you for hosting! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  9. Well that's just awesome. Thanks for sharing that little bit of information! I love history. :-)
    Thank you for hosting!
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  10. I love your pics, thanks for sharing, sweetie! Thanks for the awesome party too.


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