The kids and I decorated the Great Hall for the holidays, and here's what it looks like:
Tiddles hung the garlands (made from lengths of artificial amaranthus sprays from Michaels and clusters of small red seed beads) using Museum Putty.
The minstrel's gallery features a lute (bought via eBay) and a lovely viol da gamba (made by Fred, who's studying violin). There's also an anachronistic Christmas tree :)
Fred also made the bowl of wassail on the table, next to Tiddles's boar head! The table runner is a length of fancy trim bought at Designer Fabric in Toronto.
I made a roasting suckling pig on a spit, with andirons, a brick hearth and a drip tray, all created from polymer clay according to the directions in Sue Creaser's amazing book Food displays.
The court cupboard is groaning with treasures:
And last, but not least, I finished my immense embroidered tapestry of two knights jousting today! I'm SO happy to have this finished -- I've been working on it since mid-October!
A Happy Christmas to all!