Today is one of those rare occasions in Ireland...yes, you've guessed it...the SUN is shining!!!
Not a cloud in the sky...fantastic!Made me think of a nice beer garden somewhere & a cold drink!! So I thought I'd show you a few images of Johnnie Fox's beer garden in Glencullen.The design of this outside space really ties into the interior of the pub, cottage style, with a mix of furniture which has literally been collected over the years.The beer garden in this case is an extension of the interior, so you don't feel like you are missing out on the interior of the bar by sitting outside.Many beer gardens can be an afterthought & sometimes feel that way too, but with the smoking ban in Ireland (& elsewhere) publicans now have to pay more attention & love to outside spaces.With this particular outside space larger collectable items e.g. phone booths, cars, milk churns, large tin signs have been placed around the beer garden to give a great feel of the interior to the outdoors.It gives a personal feel to the outside space & really suits the style of Johnnie Fox's.
Why not have a look at their website for a view of this fabulous pub, nestled high in the Wicklow Mountains!!x
Love Irish Pubs!!!Love your pub!!!♥
I have been sketching & drawing traditional pub fronts recently & have opened an Etsy store where I am selling prints of the original drawings.
The originals are a mix of pencil, acrylic paints, pen & ink & are of pub fronts that catch my eye as I am on my travels.
I have to say I am really enjoying drawing & sketching, as a lot of my work drawings are these days computer based it is really lovely to let loose with a paintbrush.
I can also offer commissioned works of art for individuals or can personalise a painting to include a particular family name.
I will be adding more sketches as time goes by adding to my collection...will keep you updated.www.etsy.com/shop/LoveIrishPubs
Why not contact me if you want a special piece created for you!!
Love Irish Pubs!!!...Love your Pub!!
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