I was absolutely transfixed, Barbara recalls. I stood in front of it for a long time, along with everyone else. I had never seen such a combination of enchanted fantasy and perfect craftsmanship. Then and there I made up my mind that if someday I could afford a miniature
house, Rik Pierce would build it. When the time came, and with no preconceived notion as to how the castle should look, Barbara left the design in
Rik’s capable hands. Knowing his client’s penchant for 14th century French castles, Rik kept that in mind as he fashioned soaring towers, crenellations, gothic
ABOVE: The wizard is in his favourite room in the castle, his observatory. He has just said good-bye to Santa and is now back to making last-minute astronomical notes before joining his guests.
TOP RIGHT: This tapestry took over a year to design and was hand-stitched by Barbara. The tapestry is titled Santa, the Dragon-Sleigher.
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