This is the second half of my previous post, a tour through Narnia, now that we’ve been living with it for a couple years. Picking up where we left off, let’s head through the Wardrobe into Narnia proper.
Because we were working with a floor plan as opposed to having an entire world, certain elements of Narnia were treated with some artistic license. Our Wardrobe is in Cair Paravel instead of Spare Oom, and our Narnia is a combination of Lantern Waste and the “Dawn Treader.” However, just like the original Narnia, we have our resident Aslan!
The window lets in light for playtime and has blackout curtains for nap time.
The boys’ side of the room gives a glimpse of the portholes in between the berths as well as the crown-embellished “sail” curtains made of drop cloths.
A large hunt cabinet with a dragon reminiscent of Eustace holds farm clothes for when the grandkids visit.
The quote over the door comes from “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and perfectly summarizes my hopes in creating Narnia in our attic.
The grandkids love staying in Narnia. Whether it’s a new book to read, a dark berth for a nap, dress-up clothes in the Wardrobe, or simply room to let their imaginations run free, there’s always something here for them. If it’s been a while since they’ve visited, they’ve been known to ask their parents when they can go to Narnia again. We just love the fact that we’re making so many memories together!
Love the quote above the door and all the little details in the room. Your pictures are great, not sure why you had trouble loading them in WP. We so enjoyed reading these books with our daughter when she was young. I am sure they are still on her bookshelves, too. I hope you are feeling better.
Thanks, Janell! That’s a great quote, isn’t it? I think maybe because my photos are such high resolution, maybe there was a limit for one post? I’m not sure, because I had no trouble with the second post. Then again, I’m no computer expert. I use them and can do a lot with them–but I sure don’t understand them! 🙂 I’m coming along, still very tired, but that gives me a chance to do some blogging.
Well, I hope it goes away fast. I’m sending healing thoughts your way. With the photo’s you are probably right about the file sizes being a factor. I size mine down in Photoshop, but it adds a step to the process.
So much fun! I’m sure they do ask for Narnia. . . . and you guys!!
They do, Barbara–and we love it!
This is so beautiful. I bet those kids never want to leave. I sure would love to have something like this for my little tribe. Awesome
Thank you, Lexiesnana! I know your little tribe loves being with you guys, Narnia or not!
What a magical, magical room! Love all the details and the Dawn Treader aspect of it all. What an amazing gift for those children!
Thank you, Cider12! I’m so happy that the grandkids love it so much! It’s a gift that keeps on giving–to us! 🙂
Oh i love it so much! Fantastic job and i wish that i was your grandchild!
Aww, thank you! That’s really sweet!
This looks amazing! I was wondering how you created Aslan’s small camp tent. I was thinking of making one that looks like that.
Hi Steffy and thanks for the compliment! I can’t take credit for Aslan’s camp tent, though–I found it at Ikea! This is the one they have now: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40342054/ I don’t think the colors are as good, but apparently it’s on sale!
What a delight! Wonderfully done!
Thank you! It’s hard to believe our oldest granddaughter is going on 12! How time flies–but the kids still love it here! ❤