Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas dining...


I thought i would share some pics
of the dining room
all ready for Christmas...
the tree is huge and i often think
if we ever left the pub i wouldn't be able to fit
it into a normal house...

we have lots of royal stuff around
and love collecting more to put up...
it makes a good talking point...

I hand painted the royal names around the second year
we were here and they are all in order
and it took me quite a long time to finish...

I first printed the lettering out from the computer
then positioned them around
and placed carbon paper underneath,
then traced over all the lettering...
once they we all traced i had a very fine "folk art"
brush and hand painted the lettering...
it amazes me now that i did it, i certainly wasn't sewing
anything at that point...
but people do comment on it and seem to like
looking at all the names...
we also have a very large framed poster that a friend
brought back from England that has
all the royal lineages on...i catch quite a lot looking at that...
and find i need to keep up with "royal affairs" to
to answer there questions...
but it's all fun...

1 comment:

diana said...

Wow, that is insane how much work that would have taken. Glad the home schooling is going well, enjoy the break. I like how it's not just me doing crazy reno jobs just before Christmas.Fireplace looks ready for action. The photo of you and 'the shadow' is just beautiful.