Last week I discovered that I was missing five medallions, originally under the three arched windows on the north facade of the Cross House. Golly. I had no idea. Well, this affront to architectural decency had to be corrected! At once, my man! At once!
Mark, from WF Norman, graciously and amazingly, make an extra extra effort to find these five medallions. And five was all they had.
The medallions were to be installed on the blank trim under the windows. Mark also made me two new bases (left) for the columns.
What confirmed the former existence of the medallions were pairs of nails in exactly the locations where the medallions should have been. The nails were also each a bit proud, too, like they once held something in place. Today, I pulled these nails out…
…and used them to install the new medallions! Wow! WOW! I also loved loved loved reusing 122-year-old nails for their original purpose! I just smiled with delight!
And painted!!!!!!!! Also note the two new column bases (left). Painted, too! It was 101-degrees today, so the fan was vital. All this work is happening on the north porch roof! I am using one of the arched windows as a door.
Five new medallions. Two new columns bases. I am just breathless. And quite teary-eyed. A tiny bit of wrong in the world, righted.