It was an invitation to a day that promised to ease me out of this long summer and into the cooler autumn days, that actually suit me better as excessive heat, despite my Mediterranean roots, cause me to cease functioning!
Deans Court is the oldest house in Wimborne, Dorset, a beautiful part of the country which I have yet to explore in great detail but this was a wonderful introduction. Lottie, Ali & William had generously opened the house and grounds and organised an array of mini workshops and experiences for a handful of us lucky photographers, makers and creative souls to connect, experience and share. I hadn’t expected so many lovely things to happen in the space of 6 hours! From the homemade lavender shortbread that welcomed us, to the Aga demonstration by Lisa from All Hallows (I’ve never wanted an Aga more, Lisa made it all so simple!) to a bee keeping experience (including full bee keeping suit) a Gong Bath with Sarah, a tea demonstration with Ross from Dorset Herbals and not forgetting the delicious lunch created from seasonal fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden. The dining table was set and styled by an absolute favourite of mine The Linen Works with their Italian collection that uses only the finest and longest fibres, I would like to wrap my entire world in The Linen Works fabrics but for now I’ll make do with my collection of napkins and aprons!
I missed seeing the shop because my train was calling me home, but I will definitely return, as well as a shop and cafe, you can stay in the delightfully named Apple & Plum cottages, or even get married!
Thank you everyone for making this day so memorable.
scones from the Aga
pears grown inside bottles, then just add Gin!
some of the lovely treats that I was sent home with
candles by the Botanical Candle Co
tea from Dorset Herbals
honey and prettiness Deans Court
lavender bag The Linen Works