Walcot Hall – amazing holiday accommodation

What a lovely winter getaway this beautiful old chapel would make.  It can be found at Walcot Hall in Shropshire, where it was lovingly restored and is now rented as accommodation.

walcot hall chapel

walcot hall bed

walcot hall accommodation

Walcot Hall looks to be an amazing place, offering a huge variety of holiday accommodation, from lovely apartments, to camping and gipsy caravans in their arboretum.

Vintage Seed Catalogues

I found these wonderful images of vintage seed catalogues on the Smithsonian Library’s online collection.

The seed trade catalogs document the history of the seed and agricultural implement business in the United States, as well as provide a history of botany and plant research such as the introduction of plant varieties into the United States. Additionally, the seed trade catalogs are a window into the history of graphic arts in advertising, and a social history, through the text and illustrations, showing changing fashions in flowers and vegetables.

It is a wonderful resource, as you can search by plant, image content or company.  Here are some of my favourites.