Sunday, 1 July 2018

Making Acquaintances at The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn

Hello everyone,

Here I am once again! Hope you had a nice weekend. Today I spent some time getting to know the persons who frequent The Master Swordsman Pub and Inn. Most of them are regulars and live very close by to Regent Street.

Today I got out my note book and wrote down a few of the characters that will be part of The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn. I enjoy giving my projects a story-line behind them especially to Regent Street.

Since the beginning of the project, I have been collecting dolls just for it. Some I already had and they were waiting for the right time to appear. Maybe a few of you have already met them through Miss Leah. I am keeping my favorite doll maker Beverley Senatore busy with all the dolls. They are beautiful. She still has a few more to make for this project but I am in no rush. Thanks Beverly for giving life to my projects.

First of all I would like to introduce to you the landlady; the proprietor of the Master Swordsman Pub & Inn. Ladies and Gents meet Madam Arabella Barrett.

Madam Arabella Barrett
Madam Arabella Barrett is the owner of the Pub & Inn and she has been widowed for quite sometime. After her husband has passed away she has moved to Regent Street with her son and there she spent most of her fortune to open the Pub & Inn. She called it The Master Swordsman after a promise she made to her late husband as he indeed was one of the best Master Swordsman of  the time. 

The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn turned into quite a popular meeting place especially for the elite in society and nobles. 

Then we have the handsome son of Madam Arabella; Sir Edwin Barrett. 

Sir Edwin Barrett

Sir Edwin Barrett an eligible bachelor in his early forties. For those who have a good memory. Remember the handsome stranger who had visited Miss Leah in her boutique? Remember how taken he was with the young lady? Well finally we got to know who he is. A fine gentleman, who takes care of his loving mother and takes care of the business.  Like the saying goes like father, like son; we shouldn't forget that he is a skilled sword fighter.

Then we have Mr. Larkin Royston the bar tender. 

Mr. Larkin Royston The Bar Tender

Dark haired, quite built and handsome. Larkin has been employed almost immediately after Madam Barrett took the pub and inn into her hands. At first he used to help out as a handy man and helped to restore the abandoned place. We don't know much about Larkin, he tends to keep to himself.

So far we have two regulars that come to the pub almost on daily basis. Mr. John Corbett; an elderly gentleman that always welcomes you with a smile. Mr. Corbett is a very outgoing person who likes to make new acquaintances and enjoys to tell stories of when he was young during the war especially when he is light headed and had an extra drop of wine. 

Mr. John Corbett

The other gentleman is Mr. Edgar Hervey. Edgar is a good friend of Edwin. They have grown up together. Even if Edgar comes from a middle class family, he has worked hard to reach his goals in society. For those who remember, this gentleman has also made acquaintances by accident with Ms. Quelina.   

Mr. Edgar Hervey

Within the building there is a guest room for those clients who have traveled for quite some distance and need to spend the night. At the moment we have Mrs. Charlotte Perkins who is waiting patiently for her husband to return, while he is visiting Regent Street for business.

Mrs. Charlotte Perkins

Here are a few more pictures.

There will be more guests who will visit the Master Swordsman Pub & Inn in the near future, so do keep an eye out for them. 

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. Oh, this is brilliant!! You gave these characters a name and a face, and made them look very much alive!! The dolls are beautiful, and now they have an identity as well! Love them!

    1. Thank you so much José for your kind words. I do enjoy giving them a character, it also helps me to see the picture better especially working on the project. Xxxx

  2. Wow, those dolls are beautiful! I love learning about the characters and their background. This is quite an interesting pub!

    1. Thank you so much Veronique. I am thrilled that you liked them. Xxx

  3. This is great !! Dolls are super !!! You are a good story teller !!

  4. Marianne Floyd2 July 2018 at 11:06

    I enjoyed reading your post and I am wondering who are Miss Leah andiss Quelina. I am very interested in Regent Street. Do you have a street of shops? Is there a post with all the shops and characters? Would love to see them. They are gorgeous.

    1. Hi Marianne, thank you so much for your comments. Miss Leah and Miss Quelina are two other characters from different projects. They we're the first two to start put the story line in Regent Street. Yes I do have several other shops. I will see if I can make a post with all the shops and the characters. I'm glad you like them. Xxx