GRACE'S PROJECTS
Dragon's Keep, A Wizard's House
Dragon's Keep is a Wizard's House built from a house that was given to Grace who rescued if from the trash heap. She completely rehabbed it to be the home of her
Wizard doll (the last doll made by Marcia Backstrom before she passed on) and his Garden Witch wife (doll also by Marcia Backstrom). It took Grace several
several years to complete this project which was completed in June 2016. The wizard, has a habit of failed experiments as shown in several of the photos below.
  This project took a beating when Grace got her nine kittens. They love dollhouses and discovered this partly completed project early on.
They got inside and dragged furniture out. Ate half the of the gargoyles on the yard lights. Attacked Mr. Dragon, and  nibbled
on his toes. Grace had to put furniture back in the project with damaged sofa legs, missing legs (replaced) on pharmacy shelves, completely missing top decorations on
shelves (unable to fix). She had to make new toes for the Dragon, new arms and wings for the gargoyles. All and all, project still turned out okay. Click on photos for closer views.
Dragon's Keep Front,
Dragon's Keep Front, with Garden Witch (Marcia Backstorm)  getting ready to water her garden
Slightly closer front view
Slightly closer front view. Notice her Spider plant hanging from the ceiling of the balcony.

Right Side View, notice the spooky bush "grove. The bushes are inhabited by "something."
Left Side View, with sickly Banyan tree, Skull Well
Left Side View, with sickly Banyan tree, Skull Well with bones in the bottom which occasional float to the top. Dragon's snack on human parts.
 illusive Dragon on the Roof
Catching a peek of the illusive Dragon on the Roof. You can just see the benches on the balcony.
Another view with the benches and illusive Dragon
Another view with the benches and illusive Dragon
Skull Well.
Skull Well. If you look closely you can just see some bones floating.
Garden Witch's Mandrake Garden
Garden Witch's Mandrake Garden, made by Grace

Another angle on the mandrake garden. Notice the bunny in the log and the scarecrow.
Close up of Mr. Dragon
Close up of Mr. Dragon, created by Granny Rat, (Jane Ratcliff.)
Managed to catch another shot of the illusive
Managed to catch another shot of the illusive
 Mr. Dragon
Notice the smoke coming from Mr. Dragon's nose..
Notice the smoke coming from Mr. Dragon's nose.
Another view of the Garden Witch
Another view of the Garden Witch (by Marcia Backstom) and her Rock Tree, the gargoyle yard lights and on the walk, the failed experiment of the spider/tomato plant.
Failed spider/tomato plant experiment.
Failed black widow spider/tomato plant experiment.

Closer view of spider/tomato plant, made by Granny Rat (Jane Ratcliff,)
Another view of the Balcony
Another view of the Balcony. Notice the gargoyle statues, and the pot of moss & spider plant hanging from the ceiling of the balcony.
Now on to the interior of the Dragon's Keep. Some of the first of the photos didn't turn out so Grace had to go back and take them over. Unfortunately,
Jim had already installed the cover (cover by Jim Shaw) which could no longer be taken off.  If any of your have ever tried to take photos through Plexiglas
you will understand the challenge to get a decent photo without the glare of the flash off the Plexiglas.
Witches Kitchen, with some experiments cooking on the right.
Witches Kitchen, with some experiments cooking on the right. You can see the wizard's chair next to the door, with the tip of his spiked hat and not shown are the fancy canes on the arm of the chair.
Notice the hanging "ingredients" for Witches experiments.
Notice the hanging "ingredients" for Witches experiments. Also notice two failed experiments from the Wizard, the dog and cat on the floor. Also the baby pet dragon. Also notice the genie's lamp on the table with the genie starting to appear.
Dragon's Keep Living Room.
Dragon's Keep Living Room. Am apothecary cabinet in one corner and another shelf in the other corner. Dragon lamps on the table. Pet mice in the basket.
Another view of Living Room.
Another view of Living Room. Notice another baby pet dragon playing on the coffee table, the painting of ancestors on the wall. All ancestor paintings are photos of Marcia Backstom dolls.
A second view of the Living Room.
A second view of the Living Room. More views of ancestors on the wall. There's a fire in the fireplace. Also notice skull candle holders throughout the house. There's a tiny box with the bones of the fairy on the wall.
Wizard's laboratory.
On the second floor of the Dragon's Keep, is the Wizard's laboratory. He has two work benches with experiments working. There are coffins with skeletons in the corner.
Wizard's laboratory, another view.
Wizard's laboratory, another view. Another baby pet dragon is getting into the experiment on workbench two.
Wizard's Library.
Wizard's Library. He's experimenting with weightlessness. Another baby dragon is on the floor and one getting ready to push one of his books off the table. The wizard is the last doll Marcia Backstom did before she died.
Notice the dragon chair that the Wizard is sitting in.
Notice the dragon chair that the Wizard is sitting in.
Wizard's shelf of spells and ingredients.
Wizard's shelf of spells and ingredients.
Wizard's & Witches bedroom
And finally, the Wizard's & Witches bedroom on the third floor. Notice the mummy in the corner.
Another angle on the bedroom.
Another angle on the bedroom.
baby dragon on the pillow
Can you see the tiny baby dragon on the pillow on the floor?
Spider web in the corner.
Spider web in the corner.
Grace hopes that you have enjoyed your visit with the Wizard, his Garden witch wife,
 Mr. Dragon, all the baby dragons, the failed experiments, the many bottles of spells
and ingredients. This was a long project but it was fun project.  Grace plans
another project sometime in the future... The witch's college. I wonder how many
that project will take to complete?

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