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!