Sunday, 10 May 2015

Thatched Roofs and Straw Animals

One of the most wonderful things about living in Great Britain are the elaborate thatched roofs on many of the old houses.  The roofs alone are a work of art, with their fancy ridge lines and thick eyebrows over the windows.  


But sometimes, if you look closely you will find there even fancier details to be seen.  


Look up to the very top of the roof and you might find mad March Hares ...


Or cats stretching themselves after a long nap in the sun. 


How did that dog get up there? 

These straw sculptures are called 'finials'.  I never pass a thatched building without looking for a finial.  If you'd like to see more, CLICK HERE to visit The Straw Store.  And don't forget, the next time you see a thatched roof, look for the finial! 

9 comments:

  1. I have only ever seen cockerels on the thatch roofs round here - love that one of the cat stretching.

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  2. Lovely! We have a little straw cat on the thatched roof of the house opposite us :)

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  3. Oh well spotted Debs - I love the variety, especially the march hares. I know I will be looking out for them in future ….

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  4. I think it's great! Thanks for showing them.

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  5. I tell you that looks like a fairy house up there! It is adorable!!! And that garden is a thing of whimsy I tell you! What a treat! Have a great week Debs! Nicole xo

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  6. Oooooh, I always enjoy looking at these wonderful thatched roof cottages in England, but until now I never noticed 'finials', they are great. The March hares are my favourites. Next time we go to England I will be looking out.

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  7. Amazing ornaments on the roof! You have a lovely blog! Happy to find your blog today:)

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  9. These are really amazing designs of thatch roof as it looks very to have animal designs on roof. In outdoor garden area or play area you can create these type of roofs.

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