Sunday, August 16, 2015

June/July 2015 Update

This is how the castle will look when the 20 foot tower gets done, Andy did alittle photoshopping. Plan on tower being delivered in 2 months. It is being built right now in Auburn, NY, and when completed, it will be shipped to Tupper and lifted on to the top of the castle. That will make for a good video.

 Our Dear friend Maria, the seamstress of these beautiful bed curtains and who you have also seen plenty of times hard at work at castle in previous posts, is also a queen! Yes, I have competition, but it really isn't even close, cause she is Da Bomb! SHe played Queen Elizabeth @ the Sterling Renaissance Festival for 20 yrs.
                      Here is Queen Elizabeth now, with the Spanish Princess, for a little photo shoot we did.
 These two dears are currently working on creating/directing a  special Renaissance Weekend we will be hosting next year. We'll keep you informed of the details.
                                                             Knock, Knock, Who's there?
                                                    It is I, the Spanish Princess, me Lady
                                             Ohhh, and now the Pirate Wench is visiting too
                                        You Never know who you will find in the stairwell.
 So, Andy has been going to the castle the past two weekends and getting the last of the interior details designed and worked out with Brian and this week we were up too for my parents's 50th wedding anniversary & here's where we are at.
                          The Fireplace is underway and the Lions are in their new home.
 This is a special clock Mr. Bush restored for us and offered as a gift in return for many a stay at the castle this past summer while he was working @ the boy scout camp.
 A big, renovated old chair found its way to the King's room where the windows to the balcony's are all done.
                                                 The view as you relax on the Queen's bed.
                                        This shield found its place on the back on this chair.
                                  Andy taking advantage of the window seat and the light breeze
                                                     The Fungeon with the new gate
                                                   Lots of chains and games in the Fungeon.
                                 Swords, crossbows, bows and arrows are waiting to be used
                                                 What will soon be the Pool Table room
                                                        Entrance to Great Hall stairway
                         The shield Andy designed for Rex a few Christmas's ago and  Sir Edward
                                    So many Ram's heads, what will Andy do with these????
                                    The stairs to Great Hall are lined with lots of interesting finds
                                                                      The Lion King
                                                   The Screening room in the Fungeon
                                                   Here's the Balcony's off the King's room
                                             Yes, you can stand on them and greet the peasants
                                  Looking back at castle from the walk to the lower pond.
                                                        Wet Dog chasing bone into pond
                                                             He's a fierce one!