Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Nuffield Place

At the weekend Richard and I visited Nuffield Place together with my mother-in-law. It is the home of William Morris, Lord Nuffield, philanthropist and the founder of Morris Motor Cars. The house has recently been taken on by the National Trust, and it is like entering a time capsule, as it has been left as it was when furnished in the 1930s.
The house is pretty and surprisingly modest for the home of a millionaire. I thought it was delightful and unpretentious, with some lovely pieces of furniture and  embroidered furnishings. I particularly liked the Clarice Cliff teaset, the blue Bohemian glass and the  flower watercolours on the landing.