Tuesday, June 12

CROSS KEYS INN, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. UK




You may remember I sketched the exterior of the Cross Keys Inn from outside the Old Bakery Cafe a couple of days ago, well yesterday I went inside!

I saw the 'Morning Coffee' sign as I was driving through Chatteris and decided to park up and pop in and I am so pleased I did, what a feast for the eyes! The inside decor consists of an inglenook fireplace, old blacked beams, brass and iron tools and ornaments, big lamps and cosy sofas and chairs.

I sat in one of the bars, on a little sofa, sipping my latte with just the two cleaners for company, both very friendly ladies with kind smiles, from here I sketched the scene before me in my large moleskin.

14 comments:

Serena said...

I love how you capture a charming, olde world quality in your sketches, Anita. Beautiful work!

SCquiltaddict said...

Love the sketchiness of this one...nice to see the interior...you are making me want to pack my bags and gOOOOO

Anita said...

Thankyou Serena!

Anita said...

LOL...Look me up when you get here Margaret! ;)

Joan said...

Great job on the interior, Anita. I'm ready to come and have coffee with you.

Dave said...

Nice to see the inside, just a shame you can't see the Old Bakery through the window! I love that sort of pub, full of bits and pieces. Nicely sketched, too.

caseytoussaint said...

What a great idea you had - and now we all get to see theinside as well. Thanks for posting this.

good with color said...

Oh, how I'd love to be in that window seat!
You make every place look so tempting, I'm surprised they don't ask you to do their stationery.

Beautiful work, as always!

phthaloblu said...

You really caught the coziness. Great sketch!

Anita said...

Anytime Joan! :)

Anita said...

Thanx Dave. You'll be pleased to see that my recent post is of the old bakery cafe interior. ;)

Anita said...

Thankyou Casey...and you're most welcome!

Anita said...

Now there's a thought! LOL!
Thankyou GWC!

Anita said...

Thankyou Phthaloblu!