Sunday, 30 December 2012

Country House Hotel




 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Of all the great things that the English have invented and made part of the credit of the national character, the most perfect, the most characteristic, the only one they have mastered completely in all its details, so that it becomes a compendious illustration of their social genius and their manners, is the well-appointed, well-administered, well-filled country house."
 
Henry James, via 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 






 
The Outfit
 
Vintage Black Velvet Off The Shoulder Dress: from Ebay


Silk Skirt: inherited from Granny Penny


Silver & Black Lace Peep Toe Heels: from New Look


Handmade Gold & Amethyst Earrings & Bracelet: a Christmas present from Mr Eve 4 years ago


 
The Soundtrack

Gotan Project: La Revancha Del Tango

 
 
Photographs taken during a special Christmas lunch out at the restaurant of the magical Combe House Hotel, Gittisham, Devon.
For more information about the place click here for their website.

 
Wishing you all a very happy New Year!
With warm wishes and high hopes for a wonderful 2013!



I'm delighted to be a part of Visible Monday, hosted by the lovely Patti from www.notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.co.uk, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.

 

50 comments:

  1. Such lovely photos Emalina! I love the quote by Henry James. And I love the photo of the country house! The neckline of the black velvet is so becoming! And the way you've layered it is genius!
    I will be back to blogging in a day or two. Happy New Year!

    Sue xo

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    1. Ah you're very kind Sue thank you! Happy New Year to you, have fun!

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  2. Lovely photos! Your velvet frock looks like it was made for you, amazing !:)

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    1. Thanks so much Sara :) Happy New Year!

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  3. Oh, doesn't that country house look magical!! I wish America had such rich, historical old properties. Your velvet dress is stunning, and I wish I could give a sugar-cube to those fluffy foals :)

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    1. Hello lovely Dakota! I'm a sucker for a massive old country house too. The foals were adorable, although when I fed one it did try to eat my faux fur coat too! Happy New Year to you!

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  4. I cannot resist a grand English Country House. Fabulous photos! x

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    1. Me too, and the decor of the place is so inspiring. Thanks Sophie, Happy New Year!

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  5. Gorgeous setting and outfit - I love the dress over the skirt. Happy New Year to you! xo

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    1. Thanks very much, so glad you like the look. Have a very Happy New Year and get as much sleep as you can now before the baby comes!

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    1. It's a real beauty, I always feel like I've stepped back in time when we visit, and try to dress accordingly! Happy New Year!

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  7. What a beautiful setting, very grand, and you look suitably lovely - you fit right in! Love the velvet with the peak of colour at the bottom.
    Happy new year to you and your Mr! xxx

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    1. Ah thanks very much Curtise! A very happy New Year to you and your gorgeous family!

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  8. Beautiful.... all the way around!

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    1. Thank you Tamera! Have a very happy New Year!

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  9. What a heavenly setting - and you look gorgeous as well. Happy New Year and thanks so much for sharing the beauty with Visible Monday.

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    1. Thanks very much Patti! Happy New Year to you!

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  10. Wow Emalina, another gorgeous post! The dress's neckline on you is legendary, and I love your shoes and layered skirt. The staircase photos are particularly outstanding. Lovely light! Wonderful setting for a special event. Happy New Year - all the best in 2013 to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you Amber! It was a special event, so a great excuse to dress up! A very happy New Year to you and yours, here's hoping it's a magnificent 2013 to come!

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  11. What a beautiful place! Damn, why don't they have scenery like that in Australia!

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    1. It is such a romantic place! Very cold and rainy though, unlike the sunny Australian climes. Happy New Year!

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  12. What gorgeous photos! I'm so jealous!

    Popping in from Visible Monday.

    Have a wonderful New Year!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Hi Suzanne, thank you! Have a very Happy New Year!

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  13. you look adorable in that dress and that house is truely stunning! wishing you all the best for 2013!

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    1. Thanks very much :) A very Happy New Year to you, here's to a great 2013!

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  14. What a great country house! Adorable welsh ponies, you look glorious in that ensemble! Hope you have a Happy New Year.

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    1. It is an amazing place isn't it! Thanks Willow, have a very Happy New Year!

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  15. Fascinating. This is the first time I've been to your blog. So creative. I have to go read your archives and get the context. Nice to meet you, here from Visible Monday.

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    1. Great to meet you, and thanks so much for your comment! I've just checked out your gorgeous blog, what a wonderful wardrobe you have and coupled with wise thoughtprovoking words it's a real treat. Happy New Year!

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  16. Just found your blog - great outfit : I got married at Combe House : it is so lovely : went back in the summer for our anniversary :) happy times

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    1. Hello there! How lovely you were married at Coombe, my brother had his wedding there last summer and it was a magical occasion, I bet yours was too! Such a stunning place and I'm glad my photos bring back such memories. Happy New Year!

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  17. Gorgeous post...I enjoyed every moment of it from the dress to the home. Thanks, and have a joyful new year celebration!

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    1. How kind of you Pam, thank you! And a very happy New Year to you!

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  18. Simply lovely. I adore Gotan Project, too.

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! GP do the best music don't they :) Happy New Year!

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  19. What a beautiful, amazing building! And I love those gorgeous, cuddly horses! Happy new year! Sarah xxx

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    1. It's such a romantic place, the house is elizabethan and those beautiful arabian horses just perfect the place. Happy New Year Sarah!

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  20. happy new year! such a fabulous festive outfit!

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    1. Ah thank you, so glad you like it! Happy New Year to you!

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  21. I could not agree more with the English Country House sentiment, seems you found a perfect specimen for Christmas! And I love how you've combined the dress and skirt, it works so well with your style.

    Ruby xx

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    1. Thanks very much for the compliment Ruby :) Yep there's nothing more dreamy than an english country house! Wishing you a very happy New Year!

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  22. Breathtaking background for your gorgeous presence. I love the black velvet dress layered over the longer silk dress. An idea that I may have to incorporate into my outfit possibilities. Looking forward to following you through 2013!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the post, my dear, and I look forward to following you throughout 2013 too! A very happy New Year to you!

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  23. I love the look of the velvet dress with the silk skirt, beautiful!

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    1. Ah thanks so much Jaclyn, and good to meet you! Happy New Year!

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  24. This looks like the perfect getaway! What a beautiful place. You look stunning in your black velvet dress and colourful silk skirt - I admire a woman who takes the time to dress up while on holiday! Happy New Year!

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    1. So glad you like the photos, thank you for your kind compliment! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas break, and wishing you a very happy New Year!

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  25. such a lovely post about you! xx

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    1. Ah thank you! By the way check our my latest post as I list you there as one of my nominees for a Liebster award :)

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