We have some very dear friends who live in the beautiful county of Suffolk. It never ceases to amaze me that the towns and villages are so ancient. From the higgldy piggldy village of Lavenham where a visit to the Guildhall is well worth a visit Along to Long Melford where the original Jemima Puddleduck resides in Melford Hall. Both are just two of the National Trust Properties in the area, so if you do plan to visit the area then splash out on a membership.
From here, it is also possible to sneak in a bit of antique shopping. We always call in at Long Melford and Clare for our best buys. I love the fact that you never know what will be around the next corner, or hidden at the back of a over stuffed stall. These are a few of the bits we have been lucky enough to find. My favourite is the Stag dressing table that would have set us back a lot more if it had been for sale in Sussex. We are big fans of the mid-century minimalistic designs, but I understand why this style might not suit 500 year old cottages and is far less popular.