A blank wall with a hatch. Its got to have a thermostat on it. Ebay purchase ...
But to shine and polish or not - leaving those white splats of decorating on it?
Daisy - the Countess of Warwick in the 19th Century
Setting the scene with tea - is it because its something that the 'general public' can relate to? Tea and gossip is the same wherever it takes place if you take away the surroundings and the lacy, flouncy clothes?
The Vyne - Hampshire
Used in the 1600s as a Banqueting House, then in 1700s as a Tea House. Tea was a new and fashionable beverage and 'taking tea' was a social occasion, when the expensive drink would have been sipped from porcelain cups.
In the 1800s it became a pigeon house.
Stencils - printed on adhesive paper, stuck to sticky-back plastic, hand-cut with scalpel and stuck to mug, with extra masking tape for coverage.
Also, freehand hand-cut thin lines from sticky back plastic. Sand blasted onto perspex.
Visual & ideas
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