Continuing the discussion from So, who wants to help ... to instaurate the cellar? (Part 1) - #10018 by 3Wells.
This cellar was ready to go, but we ran out of posts just before I was ready with it!
Never say no to a Medicinal
is written above the door, on which there is a thoroughly indiscreet notice which says
ON THE OUTSIDE
The stairs with ornate metal balustrades and very highly-polished dark-wood bannister lead down to a cellar which is decorated in yellow, oranges and browns, with drapes and decorative plasterwork around the ceiling. The paintwork is palest brown.
The weather is theoretically warm, and the winter accoutrements are in storage; the fridges and freezers have been brought out instead and are in the usual alcove of the cellar, apart from the drinks-coolers behind the bar.
The Other Cupboard is of course in the wall near the Chatelaine’s chaise, and she holds its key.
The trapeze is still outside, as is the trampoline and the gin-lake, but the hot-tub and jacuzzi are at the end of the corridor past the piano and behind the velvet curtain; near the piano is the box with various pub-games: the shove-ha’penny board, the dominoes and the cards.
The billiard table and the astrolabe are to the other side of the lounging area with chaises.
The On Sweet has a re-repaired metal mirror, and has been re-feathered for the comfort of That Bird; the glitter-ball is turning gently and throwing flecks of light around the ceiling.
Darrington the butler, Ewbank, Honoré FitzMichael the pantler, the Page Three Pages, the Underfoot Men and the re-upholstering lady Gwyneth and her team of seamstresses are all to hand as needed, just as they always are, having made their way from the old cellar; so are the Fancy Italian, Luigi to make us tea, Antonio the coffee-maker and Fritz the chocolatier.
I am hoping for a kissing-bough?