Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Paper Bags: Haddon Hall

Two paper bags from Haddon Hall in Derbyshire. 
You can't tell here but the red one is the right size for postcards, the white one quite a lot larger.
The wild boar is the heraldic device for the Vernon family, and the peacock for the Manners family.
These two families have stamped the whole building with their mark for centuries. 
Ceilings (plaster and painted), downpipes, the window glass, even the cottage garden topiary features boars and peacocks. Now the boars and peacocks are on paper bags too.

The Manners family still lives in this wonderful building which dates from the 11th century.

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