domenica 23 marzo 2008

The Cherry Orchard

Easter for me is a good day for a trip down the memory lane.



I like Christmas, but I have not great Christmas memories. If a think of Easter instead, I remember my family, the big eggs hunt and the house where I've grown up, the manor...
It was a huge (believe me, it was really huge) ancient (1700) building my family bought at the in 1910.
As a child I was like a princess in her castle


and if in Winter the house with those sky high cielings was cold, in Spring everything turned out wonderful. The daffodils in the gardens, the roses, the light in the rooms, the warm afternoons, the parties, people I loved...
I don't know, I'm not sure anymore, if I was or not an happy child and girl, but what I know is that I'll never forget the days I spent there.

I lived in the "castle" until 5 years ago, when my family sadly decided to sell it.


I have all the memories though...



The photos below were taken the day I moved...






"Good bye dear house, (...) the Spring will come and then you'll exist no more"...

Happy Easter to all :-)

14 commenti:

Rose ha detto...

Is that you? The little girl was so pretty! Great style too! I'd love to have that red cardigan (at my size). Lol.

1st time visiting. Great blog~

AlicePleasance ha detto...

@ rose: yes, it's me ;-) And definitely, I would again that dress and those tights: they had little hearts on them and they were my favorite...I remember how much I cried when theywere ruined after a fall!
Oh, and thank you, hope you'll come back sometimes :-)

the freelancer's fashionblog ha detto...

Those pictures of you as a little girl are lovely!
Must have been great to grow up in a place like that...

The Clothes Horse ha detto...

You're very lucky to have lived in a castle--every girl's dream (have you read "I Capture The Castle"?), but it must have been very sad too to see it go. You looked very darling as a child...a little doll!

helvetica ha detto...

wow..you have lived at the castle? and the kiddy you is soo cute and adorable. totally little princess live in the castle

AlicePleasance ha detto...

@ the freelancer's fashionblog: Yes, it was great :-)

@ theclotheshorse: yes...you can call me Cassandra Mortmain in a certain way ;-)

@ helvetica: thank you! It was not a "classic" castle, but it was for me, MY castle. It was a palace, an historical building with over 40 rooms, gardens, cellars, even a little chapel, etc.

suzy. ha detto...

what great memories. you looked like such a precious little girl. and that house is amazing.

thanks for sharing.

bronwyn ha detto...

You were soooo cute! The castle sounds really fascinating, thanks for sharing, I enjoyed seeing the photo's:)

selinaoolala ha detto...

you were such a cuuuuute kid! omg white tights with hearts on- love!

Stephanie ha detto...

Wow...you were such a fashionable child! Too cute.

La gamine ha detto...

J'ai passé plusieurs fois Pâques en Italie (a Rome)èt c'est le paradis! :P
Des oeufs énormes recouvrent les rayons des supers marchés! :)

Et puis l'Italie, quel pays!
Des glaciers et des "Pizza al taglio" à chaque coin de rue!!
Mmmmmm.... :P

AlicePleasance ha detto...

@ suzy, bronwyn: thank you for the sweet words :-)

@ selinaoolala: I was sure you liked the thights ;-)

@ la gamine: You've got the best from Italie!
I spent 2 weeks in Belgium with my class when I was in highschool, (an exchange with a Flemish highschool...) we visited a lot of cities and Holland too :-)

Eleh ha detto...

ain't you a cute little thing!!

and gosh your house is amazing. i bet there were enough hiding places when you played the hide and seek game :D

Rachel ha detto...

What a pretty little girl! You were so lucky grew up in a castle.

Rachel :)