Monteagle Project




This is my prototype for the class I will be conducting at the DuBose Conference Center.  Please read on for important details regarding this project. You can ask any questions you may have in the comments section below and I will respond to you via email.

The shadow box opening is 8” by 10” and is 4” deep; perfect to capture the essence of the focal wall in the dining hall. It can hang on a wall or rest on a table or shelf and is made of very nice wood.  We are between 1/2″ and 1″ scale but close to 1″ scale with some slight modifications to fit that perfect shadow b0x.

Like the actual wall, this project will be a bit austere.  Our project will illustrate the tapered center wall with the covered fireplace and the wonderful painting of William Porcher DuBose, the first chaplain of the college that was housed in the original buildings on the grounds.  You will adorn the wall as you see fit; much like our kitchen ladies have always done to add a little sparkle and pizzazz to our mealtimes. Since actual decor pieces can range in size from small to large to oversized, either 1/2″ or 1″ scale will be appropriate.

The adornments you see in my model are some of the gifted items I collected over many years at this fun event.  You will provide whatever holiday decorations you might like to add, if any, to the basic project and can work on it at the event or later at home.  The back is easy to remove and replace for that purpose.

There is space enough between the back edges of the box and the backing piece to insert any lighting you may wish to add.  (Lighting is not provided.) I lighted the ceiling of my shadow box with a coin battery set of lights attached to the inside top, running the wires through the back and attaching the battery pack to the outside of the box for easy access.

Let me hear from you if you have questions. Otherwise, I look forward to having you revisit my site to check out any additions regarding this project.(I plan to add a few photos of the wall with different decorations.)  See you in Tennessee..!

About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired, never been so busy..! One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! And, actually, all the rest of our home is built around that craft room. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty-five years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg with our circle of friends are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren and four great-grandsons. Two of my three grown daughters and one of my two grandgirls live right across the yard from my husband and I. The youngest daughter, her husband, and our grandpups live in our same town. I have been teaching a paper crafting class for over three years and the ladies in the group have become a second family. We are well and truly blessed with people and critters to love..!
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2 Responses to Monteagle Project

  1. milu pound says:

    How have you been my friend?

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Good grief..! A voice from the past… always good to hear..!

      I am well. Seventy-four years old and going strong. Only taking one medication which I have been taking since before I was 40 and have to climb a stair-ladder to get the the second floor of my tiny house all the time. You can get a bit of an update from reading my profile here, too, although I have now been teaching my paper crafts class for four years and about to have great-grandson #5 added to the family. Guess I need to update that profile and picture real soon.

      My email is still Let me hear from you and send a picture of the family. I still have a picture of your daughter on my memo board..!

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