Mr Thornton believes in technological advancement. Is that responsible for him arriving quicker at his destination than John Standring? Plane and train has taken the Northern manufacturer much quicker to his destination than the shy Northern farmer.
Is Standring still galloping along on sheep-back??? In any case, you may have already caught a glimpse of Mr Thornton – I just cannot bring myself to call him by his first name here, somehow he seems to demand the respect of the formal address – He arrived in Poland on Friday, and coaxed his hostess, Agzy, out of her current absence *yay*. Now that he is happily esconced in Casa Agzy I can show him off here, too.
I had such fun photographing him…
oh how much fun would I have photographing Richard, then??? I can’t bear to think about that 😉 I love styling for photographs, and here was a little an opportunity to display him in some sort of appropriate context…
Once again, improvisation has brought out the best of my creativity, I think, because the Thornton Pocket Shrine is another one of my favourites. And I had to work with one of the tins that came from my own stash. This one *had to be* used for Mr Thornton. N&S fans know exactly why…
ugh Mills, of course. Please don’t hate me, but yes, I smoke.
Here is the highly respected Northern gentleman, rubbing shoulders with a bust of my husband’s grandmama. Not quite Victorian, like himself, but classy enough, I hope.
For the shrine I recreated a Victorian interior – with Victorian wallpaper (genuinely a pattern from the time) and a silver candlestick, Mr Thornton himself all haughty in a gilded frame, hanging on the wall. But since he is not just the “overbearing master”, but quite the lovely, love-struck man, he also had to be represented sans cravat, his eyes full of love, looking at his beloved.
The yellow rose pops up twice – in front of the 3D picture, as well as in the lovely Helstone scene where Thornton picks a yellow rose, thinking of his beloved Margaret. (Unfortunately the little satin rose must have come loose when in transit to Agzy 😦 )
There we are – a proper little altar to worship Mr Thornton from, lit up by candles and sparkled over by the mini-disco ball. I hope it will get lots of use in Agzy’s shelves of Admiration… Read Agzy’s post here and see what else she has collected for her Armitage display case.
With the end of the month near, I find again that work has piled up, and I am way behind with my shrine-making as well as my *ooof*ing. Not sure if I will make it tomorrow with an *ooof*. Please forgive me!