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Inside Avebury Manor 2

This is the dining room. The wallpaper was made specially and is hand painted and came from China. It cost £1000 a roll.

 

I will leave it to you to decide if it was money well spent


Well I hope you enjoyed yesterday's picture. By now I am probably nearly insane but I might be able to hang on in there

Inside Avebury Manor 2

This is the dining room. The wallpaper was made specially and is hand painted and came from China. It cost £1000 a roll.

 

I will leave it to you to decide if it was money well spent


Well I hope you enjoyed yesterday's picture. By now I am probably nearly insane but I might be able to hang on in there

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 May 2013, 00:45
Chin up, Bill!

You can look forward to rest and recuperation for days until you are called upon to be seen in public with that lot again...

Its good wallpaper for a dining-room presided over by a bad cook.
Bill Phillips: I think you have described the wallpaper perfectly
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 May 2013, 04:44
Remarkable wallpaper
Bill Phillips: It was superbly done vintage
Well, the paper doesn't do anything for me, but I can admire it's artistry! smile
Bill Phillips: I can't see it in a modern American home perhaps but it was certainly very interesting, particularly as I sold wall-coverings once upon a time
Niiice. It's a fine room... but take away that rug. Hang in there. ; )
Bill Phillips: The rug doesn't o a lot for me either Jacquelyn
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 15 May 2013, 06:25
Dig that wallpapier eh Billiam. I apologise for last night's result -a game where I wanted both teams to have three points but alas, Arsenal had to come first. Would you like a lift home?
Bill Phillips: I think I will walk
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 May 2013, 06:31
1,000 pounds a roll??? And I thought $10 a roll was high! As a private and commercial wallpaper hanger in a past life, Bill, I'd refuse to hang something that expensive, for fear I'd make a mistake. Or, maybe not. Maybe they'd pay me enough to do it?! grin
Bill Phillips: Lincrusta was expensive enough for me back in the 70s' Ginnie
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 May 2013, 06:55
Oh yes, the wallpaper -Chinoiserie was once fashion in Europe's upper class - was worth the costs. I would like to walk through the paintings for some time, it is like television.
Bill Phillips: I can remember having Chinese style wallpaper on the lounge chimney breast when I was a child Philine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 May 2013, 07:26
As I write this you are gibbering - cooking Trim's breakfast
Bill Phillips: I wanted breakfast this morning
I can't take my eyes off the true gold trim on the door frames.
Bill Phillips: Nice bit of gold leaf....no home should be without it Mary
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 15 May 2013, 11:20
Personally I could have put it to better use, however it is interesting.
Bill Phillips: I could decorate the entire house top to bottom and still have money left over for a short holiday
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 May 2013, 13:18
His Codgership seems to be a useless instructor, or maybe it is the students that are not 100% up to scratch. Your first shot of a woman is indoors and missed her by a buttock's breadth.
Bill Phillips: Not only that but it is half a bloke Louis and Trim never takes pictures of blokes as he sub-contracts those out
The wallpaper is superb Bill!
Bill Phillips: The skill in producing it is almost matched by the coolness of whoever had to hang it!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 May 2013, 19:36
Hmm, the room looks too small for that wallpaper, tis all a bit overwhelming for me
Bill Phillips: The room is actually bigger than it looks here Anne. Perhaps the wide angle has distorted things somewhat. I don't think the carpet does anything to help either
Interesting Bill. Just pretend that you are not with them smile
Bill Phillips: I did John.....frequently
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 May 2013, 20:43
This would have been a great 'boat Friday' wall paper.
The room looks a little bit too crowded to my liking, great shot though
You survived Trimland?
Bill Phillips: grin I suppose it would. Trimland was a whole lot of fun. Richard was a fine host and comrade Gutteridge a fine chauffeur. The room is a mess Astrid. gringringringrin
I have been told that you have come back with a load of rubbish, I can't believe that.
Bill Phillips: All I can say is that I am pleased with some of my pictures so there is no chance whatsoever that you will like them
Well, if you have that kind of money, I guess you would consider it well spent! As for me....!
Bill Phillips: I am not sure if the BBC or the National Trust paid for it. It is very well done but I am not convinced by the whole project which, frankly, looked better on the TV than it does in reality
  • Richard T
  • Stooges have been kicked out of Suffolk
  • 15 May 2013, 21:06
I hope you liked the way that I took your reliability and helpfulness in the kitchen very seriously. Those Somerset guys never offered to help at all.
Hope you got home without any travel issues.
I loved the visit from the three of you .

Ooooh .... nice pic Billiam.
Bill Phillips: We had a clear run back which was good. I had a great time and thank you again for your hospitality.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 May 2013, 21:38
EXTRA BONUS COMMENT

Whaddashemean - no help in the kitchen!!
Bill Phillips: I think he was referring to comrade Gutteridge and failed to notice that both Phillips pulled their weight as, of course, we would naturally do. Have you ever seen anyone take as long to scramble a few eggs as comrade Trim?
Very artistic, but not my choice - lucky really: I couldn't afford it! grin

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