Tuesday, 20 July 2010

The Cloth Merchant's Booth ("Luckenbooth") is finished!

It occured to me today that I hadn't actually shown the finished Cloth Merchant's Booth. I seem to have got so carried away starting the kitchen and completing it then starting on the next room that I forgot about this one.

I'd been holding back posting this picture because, at the back of the room underneath the shelf in the real building there was a black object I couldn't make out in the pictures I had so it meant a quick visit to check it out. I had to smile when I got there because the black object that had been bothering me so much turned out to be a wooden affair used to disguise a radiator. Of course, we can't be seen to be showing a radiator in a 17th century building.

I just have one or two items left to get as shelf fillers but on the whole, this is finished.

(Ignore the date, I've had this sitting for a while as a draft!)


  1. This booth is just perfect! I can almost hear the merchant talking to the customers, the noise of ladies outside going shopping, the clatter of pattens on the footpath . . .
    Irene, your scenes have so much presence, and in some gentle intangible way are so Scottish, without resorting to cliches! I am in awe.

  2. Es una preciosidad de tienda.
    Me encanta el color de la madera, se ve tan real.
    Puedes imaginar el ir y venir de la gente, mirando los tejidos.
    Te ha quedado maravillosamente bien, me encanta.
    besitos ascension

  3. Fantastic job!So realistic!I love all you have created in this room!

  4. Beautiful, really life like. I'm just waiting till someone walks in ;)

    groetjes Evelien

  5. It is so realistic. I love all the little details you took the time to add. Very nice work!

  6. Great job!
    Your story about the radiator made me laugh.

  7. I really like your booth, Irene, very realistic! What color wood stain did you use on the furniture and floor boards?

  8. For Chris - Thank you for your nice comment and apologies for not replying sooner. I use Quick Drying Woodstain in Dark Oak for my floors and furniture. Hope that helps.

  9. Thank you so much Irene, that helps a lot because I have the exact color in a Rustins tin.



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