The owners of one our favourite local pubs, The Famous Royal Oak in Muswell Hill, north London, commissioned us with a special project for Remembrance Sunday. Landlord, Colm, and his daughter, Meg, wanted 8 metres (count ’em) of poppy bunting to commemorate the occasion.
They left the specifics up to us. What was essential, howevz, was that we came up with something that fitted the look of this hidden gem-pub to a tee. As you’ll see from the pics, it’s brilliantly eclectic and crammed full with fab curios and family trinkets.
So WMBL’s Maria researched real and abstract poppy designs and came up with a shape and style that resembles the famous paper poppy pin. She ventured out to Hobbycraft and stocked up on red and green felt, shiny red cord and black buttons for the poppy-middle.
After a sterling start from Maz, who knocked up the first couple of metres solo, it was all hands to the deck with even baby Jasmine helping out with the task. Once complete, Alice hand-delivered it to the pub and helped Meg with the festooning.
Check out the pics…
Lovely wooden bar with pretty stained glass
Books, clocks and birds
Penguin classics and a model Armada
Loads of lovely stuff
A poppy close up (and some scissors)
Alice, Maria and Jasmine hard at it
Jasmine concentrating deeply on the task in hand
She really should get a lot of credit for this
Booze and bunting: what a combo
These babies run the length of the bar
Like flowers down a black board
We loved working on this project and we’re pleased/relieved to say that Colm and Meg are chuffed to bits with the result and already considering future themed-bunting. “We all love them!” Meg told us. Yay. Phew.
What do you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Fancy a visit to this beautiful boozer? You can find it here: The Famous Royal Oak, 73 St James’s Ln, London N10 3QY