Re-provisioning the Dining Room
Previous set up of the dining room was done in August 2011 and can be seen on the page The influence of too much information. I tried to put back most of the things as then, but plenty has changed in that time due to various attempts to give a feeling of space and still include all the things I wanted to see: new chairs from Ashwood Designs Dolls House Furniture, the addition of a 1:24 scale board on the left instead of a 1:12, the number of painted wall panels reduced and neater rewiring. A bit of a ‘spot the difference’ puzzle.
The two glass goblets on the table are from The Glass People over in France. All the slipware is later than 1616, as is the American blue and white plate on the table, but I do like them a lot. I did the brown and cream at the time of the original dining room layout and it’s a bit rough and ready. Excuses, excuses – got a bottle gas oven, great for cooking, not so great for cackhanded Fimo fumblers like me as it tends to produce too much moisture during the ‘baking’ process. I’ve never tried to make much of anything else since. The best results I ever achieved were with the oven very slightly open to let out the steam and prevent the occasional over crispy crockery.
The spindle and distaff by the fire were fun to make but I don’t think that would be where I’d sit to use them. Have you seen the Habetrot posting entitled Optimistic Rumanians? It must take some solid muscle power to hold such a heavily laden distaff for hour after hour.