Definitely the last photographs of The Leaky Cauldron Bar!! The inner opening door panels of dolls houses are quite often neglected but I always like to make this area another focal point. Sometimes this means adding shelves or paintings, The Leaky Cauldron obviously had to have both.
The pictures are simply printies from the internet that I have framed using a variety of very inexpensive frames.
As you can see I ran out of frames and still need to add a few to the right hand sign. This project seems to eat up my stash at an alarming rate, no matter how many items I buy I always seem to run out!!
This is the back of the main door. Here I have glued a few posters of witchy event adverts that I thought The Leaky's customers might be interested in. Again these are printies from the internet.
These are the wine boxes I have stuck to the far wall above the coven's party. The punch bowl is by Glasscraft and I have filled it with a bubbly pumpkin punch. Two of the crates are filled with generic wine bottles from Ebay sold in packs of six. The other bottles are from Glasscraft, Ray Storey and Etsy that I have filled and labelled.
The upper room front shelf has a pile of vintage Daily Prophets, a wonderful domed butterfly display by Erika VanHorn, a marvellous mandrake that I have had stashed away for so long I have forgotten who I purchased it from.....help please!! There is a marvellous group of bottles by Kiva Ford and NickyCC alongside two glasses of Elven Elixir ready for guests in their room.
The over shelf displays a few filled bottles, one of Julie Lawton's marvellous owls and a stack of books by Lauren Delaney.
The bar shelf has a group of corked flasks, a filled decanter, a group of candles by Jenny Kelm and a little row of books I have made from internet printies and balsa.
The bay window was a great place to display the beautiful plant I made from a kit by Pascale Garnier, very tricky but well worth the effort, with more filled decanters and bottles. The stained decanters are filled with glass paint as the necks were too narrow for scenic or solid water. This use of the glass paints was unexpectedly successful as with a bit of swishing the glass stained erratically making the drinks look old and vintage.
I want to finish this final visit to the bar with this lovely little scene of Julie Campbell's two Hogwarts students having a very merry lunch. I hope you have enjoyed looking through the scene as much as I have enjoyed putting it together.