Ladies and Gentlemen....Rapunzel's Tower. Surrounded by water and only accessible by the main door.
The main door. It is striking all on it's own.
The main floor features a fireplace and inlaid floor.
The mid floor has the same floor and a door leading to a small balcony (shown in next picture).
The top floor was more simple (sorry, picture of room didn't come out) and had a door opening onto a small circular balcony. You can picture Rapunzel up there letting her hair down for her Prince to climb.
Rik also had another structure up for viewing on his table. This one is called Tanglewood. Gosh I love the names of his structures. This was a small shop that could be done up in a lot of different ways. It doesn't matter if Rik's pieces are small, one-story structures or large 3 story ones, the attention to detail is always the same and is magical!
I hope one day you will get to see some of his work in person. Pictures just can not do it justice.
Ready for some more pictures? I thought you might be! We were walking through the show on Saturday and a roombox caught my eye off to the side. It drew me in like a moth to one of those bug zapper things. Boy was I zapped. As I stood there drooling and peering through the windows, I heard a small voice in my ear saying..."I made each of the 763 individual books on those shelves." Huh? I turned my head and looked into the face of the creator of this masterpiece. Gerry DeCave stood there smiling at me because I'm sure she knew what was running through my head. I was looking at her roombox, "Windsor Antique and Rare Book Shop". I just couldn't stand up straight and stop staring into it. Finally, my manners slapped me around a bit and I stood up and introduced myself. Gerry is an amazingly creative person who paints faux-finished furniture, creates STUNNING chandeliers and made a roombox I just wanted to crawl into and curl up with a book. (http://www.decavedesign.com/)
Gerry was so friendly. We stood there and talked for a long time, and then we talked even more on Sunday. I forgot to take additional pictures. You can see more on her website. There is even a message board inside the rare book section covered with messages. You just want to stand there and read them all. Everything she does is stunning. You would never believe her faux-finishes aren't real burl wood or other exotics. More drooling. Please utilize your napkins now.
OK, I think now is a good time to stop and let you get some water. I'll have more up tomorrow.