domenica 18 febbraio 2018

♚ NOBLE MANSIONS AND CROWNS ♚ Countess Wilhelmina von Hallwyl and Hallwyl House, the house that time forgot.




With what I am about to tell you, I'm bring you today in Sweden, the Sweden of the XIXth century and exactly in Stockholm, where in 1859, or at the height of the Victorian age, at the age of 20, Anna Fridrica Wilhelmina Kempe, only daughter and heir of a wealthy merchant of timber, married Count Walther von Hallwyl (1839-1921), captain of the Swiss General Staff who later became a citizen of the nation in which he settled and, as such, a member of the Swedish parliament and heir of his father-in-law's activity and thuss of the entire complex of Ljusne-Woxna AB, a sort of small village given by the buildings in which the timber was stored and the factories where it was worked according to the destination that it should have taken.


Ljusne-Woxna AB in an advertising sign dated 1900




Wilhelmina was born in Stockholm in 1839 and his father, who had decided to devote himself to the trade of the main wealth that the nature of his country offered, became a wealthy merchant of what was much sought after in the XIXth century, since, even though Sweden was almost totally dominated by forests, wood was needed both as fuel and for the construction industry, for paper mills, to produce cellulose and for steel industries, in short, it could even be said that wood promoted the transition from a Sweden characterized by an agricultural economy to an industrial Sweden.

And it was precisely the wealth already accumulated by her family of origin that allowed the young Wilhelmina to cultivate her strong passion for collecting, since she began by collecting antiques and art in general that she found almost everywhere while traveling with her parents as a girl and, since this passion remained the main interest of her entire life, she ended up making her an impeccable collector - they belonged to her collection ancient books and manuscripts, weapons and armor, contemporary paintings and of previous eras, silverware, ceramics and decorative works of art in general of both European and Eastern origin.

The great amount of the objects that she came to accumulate allowed her to furnish a whole house, what will be called Hallwyl House, built between 1893 and 1898 by Isak Gustaf Clason in the center of Stockholm, near the Berzelii Park:



behind the façade of noticeable Venetian influence the rooms were decorated in various historical styles and both the paintings and the tapestries were initially hung on the walls of the apartments, but in the end it was the attic to welcome them when it was converted into an art gallery dedicated to the growing collection of paintings.


The entire house and the art objects which it contained were finally donated to the Swedish state: the donation was announced in 1920, but came into force only with the death of the countess, which occurred in 1930, and Hallwyl House was opened to the public as a museum only in 1938, when the catalog of all the precious exhibit was completed, but not only precious were included, the intention was to document and preserve the entire house exactly as it had been left, both the collections of art and antiques and the contemporary furniture, both the jewels that belonged to her and the fabrics and everyday objects of the family and the servants, such as clothes, kitchen utensils and office equipment.





(think that next to objects of art find their places even personal peculiarities such as a piece of the beard of the count and a slice of their wedding cake.)

Finally, I would like to point out that the catalog had already been started by the countess while the collection was still growing: since 1909 she hired a number of renowned experts in subjects such as Chinese bronzes, European painting, European and Asian porcelain for assist her in this work; think that in its final version, the detailed catalog contains about 50,000 objects and was eventually printed in 79 volumes between 1926 and 1957.

But let's enter the world of Wilhelmina now ... as it was in 1865 ...



The Countess is awaiting us!



She shows us the most famous portrait of hers depicting herself in an earlier age ...


An oval portrait showing us Wilhelmina at the age of 21




and the gorgeous dress she wore on that occasion;

  
This is the dress she wore on the occasion of the portrait, today on display along with many others that belonged to her



then she shows us some of the rooms of her sumptuous mansion:


 The Porcelain Room




The Billiard Room




 The Chinese Porcelain Room




A Dining Room




Another Dining Room




The Smoking Room




A corner where to enjoy a tea




A Series of Guest-Bedrooms







A corner where to read or to write a letter ...




The Kitchen



Let's eventually thank our delighhful hostess and thank to you all 
for having accompanied me on this other journey back in time within what is today 
one of the few museums preserving intact aspects of the life belonging to past times 
and allows us to identify ourselves with what we see.





See you soon, dear friends and readers ... faithful and occasional ones!











SOURCES:

Eva Bergman, "von Hallwyl, Wilhelmina"

Hallwylska museet

Wikipedia











- immagine 1 - La Contessa Wilhelmina Kempe ed uno dei suoi salotti



Con ciò che sto per narrarvi vi porto oggi nella Svezia del XIX° secolo ed esattamente a Stoccolma, dove nel 1859, ovvero in piena età Vittoriana, all'età di 20 anni, Anna Fridrica Wilhelmina Kempe, unica figlia ed erede di un facoltoso mercante di legname, sposò il Conte Walther von Hallwyl (1839-1921), capitano dello stato maggiore svizzero che in seguito divenne cittadino della nazione in cui si stabilì e, come tale, membro del parlamento svedese ed erede dell'attività del suocero, ovvero dell'intero complesso di Ljusne-Woxna AB, una sorta di piccolo villaggio dato dai fabbricati in cui veniva immagazzinato il legname e dagli opifici in cui veniva lavorato in base alla destinazione che avrebbe dovuto prendere.



- immagine 2 - Ljusne-Woxna AB in un'insegna pubblicitaria datata 1900



Wilhelmina era nata a Stoccolma nel 1839 ed il padre, che aveva deciso di dedicarsi al commercio della principale ricchezza che la natura del suo paese offriva, divenne un facoltoso commerciante di ciò che nel XIX° secolo era un bene molto ricercato, poiché anche se allora la Svezia era quasi totalmente dominata dalle foreste, il legname era necessario sia come combustibile che per l'industria edile, per le cartiere, per produrre cellulosa e per le industrie siderurgiche, insomma, si potrebbe persino giungere a dire che fu proprio il legno a favorire il passaggio in Svezia da un'economia agricola ad un'economia industriale.

E fu appunto la ricchezza accumulata già dalla sua famiglia di origine che permise alla giovane Wilhelmina di coltivare la propria spiccata passione per il collezionismo, poiché cominciò con il collezionare oggetti d'antiquariato e d'arte in generale che trovava un po' ovunque mentre viaggiava con i suoi genitori già da fanciulla e, dato che tale passione rimase il principale interesse di tutta la sua vita, essa finì con il fare di lei un'impeccabile collezionista - alla sua collezione appartenevano libri e manoscritti antichi, armi ed armature, dipinti contemporanei e di epoche precedenti, argenteria, ceramiche ed opere d'arte decorativa in genere di origine sia europea che orientale. 

La mole degli oggetti che ella giunse ad accumulare fu tale da consentirle di arredare prestigiosamente un'intera dimora, quella che verrà chiamata Hallwyl House, edificata tra il 1893 ed il 1898 da Isak Gustaf Clason nel centro di Stoccolma, vicino al Berzelii Park: 



- immagine 3 - Hallwyl House vista dal cortile interno


- immagine 4 - Hallwyll House: dettagli dall'esterno



dietro la facciata di palese influenza veneziana, le camere furono decorate in vari stili storici e sia i dipinti che gli arazzi furono inizialmente appesi alle pareti degli appartamenti, ma alla fine fu l'attico ad accoglierli quando venne convertito in una galleria d'arte dedicata alla crescente collezione di quadri. 




- immagine 5 - Il sottotetto divenuto galleria d'arte




L'intera dimora e gli oggetti d'arte che conteneva furono infine donati allo stato svedese: la donazione era stata annunciata nel 1920, ma entrò in vigore solo con la morte della contessa, occorsa nel 1930, e Hallwyl House venne aperta al pubblico quale museo solamente nel 1938, quando fu concluso il catalogo di tutti i preziosi esposti, ma non solo, l'intenzione era quella di documentare e conservare l'intera casa esattamente come era stata lasciata, sia le collezioni di arte ed antiquariato, sia i mobili contemporanei, sia i gioielli che le sono appartenuti, sia i tessuti e gli oggetti di uso quotidiano della famiglia e dei suoi servitori, quali abiti, utensili da cucina e apparecchiature per ufficio




- immagine 6 - utensili da cucina del XIX° secolo


- immagine 7 - macchina da scrivere Trusty Remington


- immagine 8 - completo da toilette e da barba


- immagine 9 - Il portavivande a sali-scendi




(pensate che accanto ad oggetti d'arte trovano posto peculiarità personali quali un pezzo della barba del conte ed una fetta della loro torta nuziale.)

Mi preme infine farvi notare che il catalogo era già stato avviato dalla contessa mentre la collezione era ancora in crescita: dal 1909 ella assunse infatti un certo numero di rinomati esperti in materie quali i bronzi cinesi, la pittura europea, le porcellane europee e asiatiche per assisterla nel lavoro; pensate che nella sua versione finale, il catalogo dettagliato contiene circa 50.000 voci e alla fine fu stampato in 79 volumi tra il 1926 ed il 1957.


Ma entriamo ora nel mondo di Wilhelmina ... così com'era nel 1865 ...

La Contessa ci sta attendendo!



- immagine 10



- immagine 11 - Una fotgrafia di Wilhelmina che risale proprio alla metà degli anni'60 dell'ottocento



Ci mostra il suo più famoso dipinto che la ritrae quando era un po' più giovane ...




- immagine 12 - Un ritratto ovale che ci mostra Wilhelmina all'età di 21 anni




e lo splendido abito che indossava in quell'occasione;




- immagine 13 e 14 - Questo è l'abito che ella indossava in occasione del ritratto, oggi in mostra insieme a molti altri che le sono appartenuti




quindi ci mostra alcune delle stanze della sua sontuosa magione:



- immagine 15


- immagine 16


- immagine 17


- immagine 18


- immagine 19


- immagine 20


- immagine 21


- immagine  22


- immagine 23


- immagine 24


- immagine 25


- immagine 26


- immagine 27




Ringraziamo infine la nostra deliziosa ospite ed io ringrazio tutti voi
per avermi accompagnato in questo altro viaggio indietro nel tempo 
all'interno di quello che oggi è uno dei pochi musei che conservano intatti 
gli aspetti della vita di un tempo e che ci permettono di immedesimarci in ciò che vediamo.



- immagine 28





A presto carissimi amici, e lettori ... fedeli ed occasionali!









SOURCES:

Eva Bergman, "von Hallwyl, Wilhelmina"

Hallwylska museet


Wikipedia




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91 commenti:

  1. What a beautiful home. I would love to visit this in person. She had a wonderful eye for beauty.

    Have a fabulous day, Dany. ♥

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    1. @ Sandee
      Dearest One, she was a keen collector and had truly a wonderful eye for everything which was beautiful ... her home has become a unique, stunning mansion thanks to her collections!

      May the remainder of your Sunday too be fabulous, indeed,
      as Beautiful as you ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  2. Another historical piece!!love it...

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    1. @ krishna
      and I'm so, so glad to read your enjoyment and appreciation, thank you sweet friend!

      Wishing you most wonderful remainder of your week,
      with sincere gratitude ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  3. Such opulence and she used it to become an historian! What a wonderful thing to do.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Sandi
      ... and it's wonderful the will to donate everything to the Swedish state, so that everyone who want, can visist her home and enter in touch with the amazing world she created!

      Thanking you heartily for taking the time both for visiting and for commenting,
      I'm sending all my love to you,
      Dearie ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  4. Dear Dany: Oh what a beautiful room with all that china! Breathtaking but then there comes the peach colored dress! Like springtime! Lovely!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Bernideen
      you've chosen two stunning things which can be seen at Countess Wilhelmina's Home, ... actually they're the same which charm me more, well, to be honest, more and more, the more I watch them, the more I fell raptured by such a beauty!

      So happy to read that you loved this article of mine, Lovely Lady,
      I'm sending blessings across the many miles,
      may your new week be filled with joy and smiles ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  5. They were a very wealthy couple. It is a lovely home and it's so nice that many of her belongs are preserved for others to enjoy.

    RispondiElimina
  6. I re-read what you have written. I see now that the Countess amassed all the collections and furnished her mansion on her own wealth. Amazing.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Joyful
      yes, you said it, it's simply amazing, we all may enjoy everything she collected during her whole life in her home, and the objectes them all - masters and servants - used every day ... it's a real step back in time, isn't it?!?

      I thank you from the bottom of my heart,
      ⊰♥⊱ dearest friend ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  7. My sweet friend, what a most enjoyable post. Oh, the beauty and loveliness you have shared with us....thank you! And that dress! Be still my heart, what a lovely creation!

    Thank you, dearest Dany! Have a wonderful week. Love and hugs!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Stephanie
      what a blessing having you here today, Sweetie!
      And so you fell in love with that gorgeous dress ... you're not the only one, believe me :)!

      Thanking you wholeheartedly
      for your always nice and kind words of appreciation blessing my heart,
      I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you ❥

      Elimina
  8. Daniela, you take such precision is preparing these beautiful posts. You do wonderful research and share stunning photos. I appreciate you very much and wanted you to know. Have a delightful new week. HUGS

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    1. @ Annesphamily
      you're so kind, Dearest One, you're truly a sweet-heart, thank you, your words make my day!

      Sending gratitude hugs across the many miles ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  9. Wilhelmina created an amazing home filled with wonderful objets for us all to enjoy today, what a legacy to leave behind. Thank you for being our tour guide around this beautiful place and for sharing her story with us at Mosaic Monday this week.

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    1. @ Maggie
      it is I who thank you, both for hosting your so lovely weekly party and for visiting ~ My little old world ~ today, I so love your comments which always seem to make my day a bit brighter, God bless!

      With sincere gratitude,
      I'm sending blessings of joy on your week just begun ♥∗✿∗♥

      Elimina
  10. Cara Daniela nonostante il piacere che provo visitando una casa museo ho sempre l'impressione di violare l'intimità altrui.Nonostante siano persone scomparse da tempo mi ritrovo sempre a sussurrare e a camminare in punta di piedi.Forse a causa della mia sensibilità.Ho provato questa sensazione molto forte durante una visita alla casa museo del grande Pavarotti. Mi aspettavo di vederlo spuntare fuori chiedendomi cosa stessi facendo in casa sua!!La stessa cosa è capitata nella Prioria di d'Annunzio.Questi musei sono delle finestre aperte su altre epoche è un po' come fare un viaggio nel tempo e sta a noi decidere dove andare e chi visitare e un grazie enorme a te che ci fai sempre conoscere nuovi personaggi.Perdona la lunghezza.Un bacio baby

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    1. @ baby
      mia cara, comprendo il tuo stato d'animo dettato dalla tua sensibilità, talvolta è capitato anche a me visitando dimore di grandi che sono passati alla storia, oggi divenute musei, ma qui le cose sono diverse, non sono stati gli eredi a deciderlo, bensì gli stessi proprietari, che, ancora in vita, hanno pensato di devolvere il loro intero patrimonio allo stato svedese in modo che ognuno ne potesse godere visitando la loro residenza ... visitando tale luogo non violi la loro privacy, ma semplicemente apprezzi ciò che i conti hanno inteso fare con la loro donazione ...

      Grazie per questa tua visita, dolce amica mia,
      sei sempre la benvenuta ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  11. Dany, your posts are always so interesting, informative and charming! I knew nothing about the Duchess and learned so much. So nice that she started cataloging the collections. Happy Monday!

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    1. @ Snap
      Happy Monday to you too, darling friend, and thank you for your so beautiful words of enthusiasm, you're always so heartily welcome!

      Trusting your week is off to a great start,
      I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you •♥✿ڿڰۣ✿♥•

      Elimina
  12. Daniela, such a lovely post. Another collector, you might be interested in, was Isabella Gardner of Boston. She would have been a contemporary of your Countess Wilhemina...and was also a collector. The museum is her home and designed specifically to display her collections. LOVED this post, thank you.

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    1. @ BarberryLane Designs
      Dearest friend of mine, I thank you both for appreciating this post, and for suggesting me a topic for another article, I've never heard about Isabella Gardner before.

      With sincere gratitude,
      I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you,
      Sweet Sandi *•♥♥•*

      Elimina
  13. Incantevole viaggio indietro nel tempo. La tua narrazione, come sempre, rapisce e coinvolge. Grazie per donarci tutto questo, cara amica! Un abbraccio in questo lunedì piovoso e freddo
    Susanna

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    1. @ Susanna
      sei sempre dolcissima, mia cara, e le tue parole di apprezzamento non fanno che alimentare la mia passione ed il mio entusiasmo ... te ne sono talmente grata!

      Ti invio un fortissimo abbraccio,
      che ti scaldi in questa fredda serata d'inverno ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  14. Most interesting, Dany! Love the title, The House That Time Forgot! Thanks for sharing all the photos and details. Happy Mosaic Monday!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Sarah
      I so love to have you here today, darling friend, it's always such a delight to welcome you, your kind words make my day, thank you!

      May your day be filled with joy and smiles, Dearest Lady ❥

      Elimina
  15. Un altro splendido e romantico viaggio nel tempo! Grazie, dolce amica, per avermi portata in questa meravigliosa casa museo. Entrando in ogni stanza, ho potuto ammirare le preziose collezioni ed il romantico abito rosa!
    Bacioni

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    1. @ Alessandra
      sono davvero contenta che ti sia piaciuto questo viaggio nella splendida dimora della Contessa Wilhelmina ... quanto al vestito ... beh, non ci sono parole per descriverlo, vero?!?

      Ti invio un bacione per augurarti una bellissima giornata,
      spero che anche da te oggi splenda questo incantevole sole ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  16. Bellissimo, emozionante la visita!Belle immagini!Grazie di questo viaggio indietro nel tempo!Un abbraccio, Rosetta

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    1. @ Rosetta
      grazie per l'entusiasmo e la gioia che sempre porti con te, carissima !

      Ti abbraccio forte forte ...
      E che la tua settimana sia prodiga di letizia e serenità ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  17. I have thoroughly loved 'walking' through Hallwyck House, gazing upon all the beautiful collections Countess Wilhelmina collected. Each room takes one's breath away. I think I could stay forever in the porcelain room looking at all the gorgeous pretties. I would love to sit a while in each room and drink it all in. A beautiful post, Dany.

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    1. @ Kim
      I'm heartily glad to read that you loved it, your words of appreciation and enjoyment make my day much brighter, I thank you from the bottom of my heart Dearie!

      Sending blessings across the many miles ⊰✽*♥*✽⊱

      Elimina
  18. It's always a treat to read your posts and learn something about history. You give us so much wonderful information as well as photos. I love the beautiful gowns and furnishings! Sweet hugs my friend, Diane

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    1. @ Diane
      and it's always a delight to me to welcome you here, you bless my heart with such a joy, dear friend, your kind words of enjoyment put a smile on my face, thank you!

      Wishing you a gladness-filled day, today,
      I'm sending blessings on your days to come,
      thank you once again ♥∗✿*✿∗♥

      Elimina
  19. Such places are lovely to visit, but i would be afraid to live in such a house. Every time i moved i'd be afraid i would break something!

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    1. @ messymimi
      oh, I don't think you could, there so much place in those rooms ... maybe once, when gowns had their crinoline and were quite bulky ... but today, I think it would be really impossible!

      With sincere gratitude,
      I'm sending hugs and love across the Ocean,
      ♥♡♥ Sweetie ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  20. Oh wow can you just imagine the fun she had collecting all that stuff, and to be living in a home, just like a museum with your own personal collection, it is so nice that it can now be shared with the world. That dress is just gorgeous, such pretty details. I so enjoyed the pictures, sure would be nice to be able to go and see it all in person.

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    1. @ Conniecrafter
      I also think I would be thrilled by seeing all this gourgeousness in person, but Sweden is so far from us too, alas!
      Anyway, I consider Countess Wilhelmina's gesture so noble and worthy of a big heart.

      Thanking you wholeheartedly, Cherished Lady,
      I'm sending all my love to you ❥

      Elimina
  21. what a fascinating piece of history. she was a very beautiful woman and she certainly had a knack for collecting pretty things! hope you are well and happy! xo

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    1. @ Michele
      thank you for gracing my blog today, Dearie!

      Sincerely glad to read your words of enjoyment,
      I'm wishing you a joy-filled day ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  22. Hello dear Dany, thank you for sharing this wonderful house with us and it's beautiful owner. The house looks cozy despite its huge size and grandeur. The dress is gorgeous, I can imagine it would not be too comfortable to wear, but one would certainly feel like a princess in it, don't you think? :)
    Wishing you a beautiful week!
    Big hugs xx

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Wen Sylvestre
      I reciprocate your big hugs, darling friend, while thanking you heartily for your so nice and kind words, I'm so glad you loved this article of mine!

      May your day be filled with joy and smiles *•.♥♥.•*

      Elimina
  23. This was interesting, Dani, I've not heard of Wilhelmina before. I liked that photo of the working kitchen, I wonder what they used that spiky thing for.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. @ Amalia
      Dearest One, that spiky tool was used to make slides of meat much more tender, if beated on them ... you have to know that once meat was cut at home, and for sure it wasn't slaughtered as today, and slides were thicker and more stringhy than those we have today cut from our butcher ;)

      Thanking you for being always so supportive,
      I'm sending my dearest and warmest hug to you ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  24. ...Dany, you always have such delightful posts, filled with treasures. Thanks so much for sharing, joy your week and please stop back again.

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    1. @ Tom
      I thank you from the bottom of my heart, sweet friend, your words fill my heart to overflowing!

      Sending blessings of joy across the many miles •♥✿ڿڰۣ✿♥•

      Elimina
  25. I adored learning about this beautiful woman, and her era. What a lovely history lesson! Such a wonderful mansion filled with her treasures, and how amazing to get to see them! And oh that dress!!!!!!! Great post!

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    1. @ A Colorful World
      your words filled with enthusiasm and joy make my day, Dearie, I thank you wholeheartedly!

      MUCH LOVE TO YOU ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  26. Such a treat to have fluttered by today! Such amazing treasures of history, especially this grand dress! Thank you for sharing. I will fly by more often now that I have found you. 🦋

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Kelly
      you're so heartily welcome!
      I wanted to thank you on your blog too, but I've seen that you aren't blogging for quite a long time, alas ...

      *♥* Sending all my best to you *♥*

      Elimina
  27. Very nice and very similar to the ones you see in the UK

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Bill Nicholls
      I welcome you with a big hugh, my friend!
      You're right, since Sweden people are for most composed by English emigrated during the XIXth century, that's why there so much in commom amongst the two cultures!

      Wishing you a beautiful day ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  28. What a gorgeous dress in the cameo! I love it. A beautifully presented piece of history - thanks, Dany
    Jesse XX

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    1. @ Jesse
      my dearest, it is I who thank you from the deep of my heart, God bless!

      Sending hugs and ever much love to you ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  29. Um lugar repleto de história e obras de arte. Feliz dia.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Sandra
      I welcome you with such a big hug, thank you for appreciating this post of mine!

      Wishing you too a most beautiful day ✿⋰⋱✿

      Elimina
  30. dimore incantate... ah che meraviglia...sogno sempre quando le vedo o quando mi appassiono a certe serie tv come dowtown abbey sui costumi e sulle ambientazioni da favola...
    bellissimo post anche questo dolce dany
    daniela

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    1. @ daniela
      mia dolce e carissima amica, sono talmente felice di averti entusiasmato con le immagini di questo mio post ... anche io mi lascio trasportare dal fascino che emanano gli ambienti ed i costumi delle serie televisive e dei così detti 'period dramas' che proprio per questo tanto amo, oltre che per il contesto storico, ovviamente, che fa loro da sfondo.

      Ti abbraccio forte,
      ringraziandoti ancora con tutto il cuore ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
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    1. @ MNL (Cactus Catz)
      I'm sincerely glad you loved it, new friend!

      Wishing you a wonderful day,
      wherever in the world you are ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  32. Completely stunning! I'm so glad I saw you on Simply Neutrals Tuesday : ) This was a beautiful post, thank you for sharing~ karen o

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    1. @ Karen
      and I'm so, so glad to have you here, gracing my blog today, new friend of mine!

      ⊰♥⊱ Sending hugs ad more hugs to you ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  33. Oh Dany what a lovely post! The Countess is just beautiful and I admire her pink gown so very much.

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    1. @ Decore To Adore
      I thank you wholeheartedly both for visiting and for commenting, Dearie, today you're blessings my heart!

      Sending blessings on your way, Dearest Laura,
      and may the remainder of your week
      ♥♡♥ be as Beautiful as you ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  34. How magnificent! It is like stepping back in time. What a fascinating woman and curator of fine things. The porcelain rooms are just dreamy!
    I have Swedish ancestry so visiting the country is on my someday wish list - how I would love to see this mansion.

    Thanks as always for a lovely escape!
    Cheers
    Christina

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    1. @ Christina
      I have no words to express my gratitude for having you here today, Dearest One!
      So you have Swedish ancestors ... and if you one day are going to visit Stockolm, here you have a suggestion for one of the days you're spending in a so wonderful holiday, Sweden is truly stunning!

      Thanking you once again,
      I'm sending my dearest love to you ❥

      Elimina
  35. Oh my goodness, Dany! I am not sure which I love more, the house or the dress. It's hard to begin to even imagine such opulence. Everything here is just so, so beautiful.

    Thank you so much for sharing, sweet friend.

    Sending you hugs from across the ocean.

    xo.

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    1. @ Lisa Gordon
      it is I who thank you from the bottom of my heart, darling, precious friend of mine, God bless!

      With sincere gratitude for this friendship of ours linking us
      despite the many miles separating us,
      I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you ✻ღღ✻

      Elimina
  36. Dany dear, so many beautiful photos, but of course I especially liked the ones of the kitchen and dining rooms. Thanks for the tour!

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    1. @ Jean
      I heartily thank you both for visiting and for commenting, it's always such a delight to welcome you here, Dearie!

      Trusting you're having the most pleasant of weeks,
      I'm sending lots of hugs across the Ocean ♥¸.•*´¨`*•.♥

      Elimina
  37. A truly sumptuous and elegant home. I love touring historic homes such as this; thank you for taking us in a virtual walk through this stately home.

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    1. @ Angie
      you're so heartily welcome, sweet friend, I thank you for your words of enjoyment filling my heart with deep joy!

      Wishing you a wonder-filled day ✿ღ✿

      Elimina
  38. Wilhelmina was indeed an ardent collector of so many beautiful things! Her home is so interesting to see and I'm glad to see it was left intact as a museum. I wonder if she lead a very happy life or did her multiple possessions fill a need she otherwise could not fulfill?

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    1. @ Pat
      actually I don't think so, ... maybe it could be if she wouold had begun to collect antiques and works of art in a more mature age, but thinking about that she began as a girl, I suppose she just followed a passion of her own, allowed by her parent's wealth, of course!

      Thanking you most sincerely for being so supportive,
      Dearest, Wonderful Friend of mine,
      I'm sending blessings on the remainder of your week ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  39. Such an awesome and interesting blog post! Many thanks for walking with you through this gorgeous location and the many information and stories behind.

    Sending you warmest hugs.
    isabella

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    1. @ Isabella
      I'm so, so glad to read your kind and nice words of appreciation for this article, I'm sincerely overjoyed!

      Thanking you wholeheartedly,
      I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you,
      Darling Friend ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  40. What an interesting story to read, Daniela.
    Beautiful pictures from the house and the decade,

    Hugs, Ida

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    1. @ Ida
      what a deep joy to read your enjoyment and appreciation, you truly bless my day!

      Hoping you're having a lovely week so far,
      I'm sending blessings on your way ❥

      Elimina
  41. Hello Dany, Wilhelmina has a beautiful home with many beautiful things. Thanks for sharing this lovely mansion tour and the story.
    Have a happy day and weekend. PS, thanks for your comment on my blog.

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    1. @ eileeninmd
      it's always such a deep pleasure to come and visit your so beautiful blog, darling friend, so as it si to welcome you here, sweetest friend!

      Sending my warmest hugs to you ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
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    1. @ Linda
      thank you, Dearie!

      Wishing you a great day ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  43. Such a beautiful estate, dear Daniela! Every room is exquisite and the collections are wonderful. Lovely that it has been preserved for all to enjoy. Wishing you a beautiful week ahead. Hugs xo Karen

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    1. @ Karen
      I also think so, it's truly wonderful the gesture to donate everything to the City of Stockolm ... everything is preserved as it was once, and everyone can visit this stunning estate!

      Thanking you heartily,
      cherished friend,
      I'm sending you all my love •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
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    1. @ Susi
      I have no words which to express my gratitude with, new friend of mine!

      Sending you my dearest hug ✿⋰⋱✿

      Elimina
  45. Wow, what a gorgeous estate! I can't imagine living in a house like that, let alone collecting so many items! Loved getting a glimpse of her life. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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    1. @ Kathleen
      you know how delighted I am to share my blog posts at your so lovely weekly party; Dearest One, and you're such an adorable hostess, it is I who thank you!

      Wishing you a wonderful remainder of your week,
      filled with joy, love and smiles ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  46. trovo sempre molto interessanti i tuoi post!

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    1. @ Luisa Napolitano
      carissima, è sempre una tale gioia per me averti qui ... grazie per le tue bellissime parole!

      Ti invio il mio più forte ed affettuoso abbraccio ⊰✽*♥*✽⊱

      Elimina

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