Swags and Tales of Woe

...it's a long time since I've done swags and tails, but there are a few windows which are just made for them.  This is a very tall landing window, which needed a dramatic statement in keeping with the character and age of the house - a template had to be made for the curve, which was a very wobbly task atop a very wobbly ladder - health and safety?? Ooops....

 Landing Curtains Airds House

Landing Curtains Airds House

 Swags and Tails on Curved Pelmet

Swags and Tails on Curved Pelmet

 Mended plate

Mended plate

...but of course Pride comes before a Fall...and to my heart-stopping horror, I managed to knock a very lovely and rather precious ceramic bowl, which shattered into a hideous number of pieces.  Thank goodness for insurance and the amazing skill and patience of Douglas Strang, Ceramic Conservationist...I now have a very happy client, as it had been broken before and rather clumsily stapled, whereas now, it's as good as new (new being about 200 years old!)

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