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Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you like my new look, I needed a change from black. Here you can share my miniature endeavours, perhaps be inspired by some of my photographs taken in France and of 'real world' treasures that can be made in miniature. My love of parterre-style gardens and study of horticulture made my decision for the theme of my little shop an easy one. I just hope I can successfully interpret my ideas in 1/12th scale!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


In celebration of reaching 50 followers I want to give something back. Well it's a little late, but as they say, better late ...

I actually have two prizes on offer, so just choose if you would prefer the candelabra or the fruit platter. Now you probably know I haven't been making miniatures for long so please don't expect these to be totally perfect, they're not.

The candelabra is brass and other metal, primed and painted with hobby products especially produced for metal applications. It is a pewter colour and is designed and made by me. The 'candles' are part of the base, I painted them to look like candles but if you prefer, I can remove the spikes so you could place real (very tiny) candles on instead. The fruit is made from Super Sculpy and I hand-painted the finish, then sealed it with varnish.

If you would like to win either, please leave a comment here and indicate what your choice would be, and follow my blog. I will draw the two winners Friday week. Good luck!

P.S. Sorry, the photo isn't the best, I was in a hurry to catch the last glimmer of sun.


  1. Thank you Margaret, it's very kind of you.I'd love the candelabra, it's really clever. Have a nice day Rosanna

  2. Nice of you to have a give away - I love both the fruit and the candelabra :)


  3. Hi Margaret, thank you for visiting and following my blog, if you hadn't dropped in I would never have found your wonderful blog - which I will follow with interest. Congratulations on reaching your 50 followers +.

    And what a generous giveaway, I would LOVE to win either but the candelabra would fit in Honeybee Cottage perfectly! I will keep my fingers crossed. Best wishes, Carol x

  4. I like them both, but I can just see the candelabra standing on the kitchentable in my minihouse...beautiful!

    Thanks you for the give away!

    groetjes Evelien

  5. Margaret congratulations on your (more than) 50 followers! It's a lovely giveaway and I wish I could be the lucky one to win the candlebra...

    Mini hugs

  6. Hello Margaret. I follow you now and I am very happy: your blog is very interesting and yours miniatures are very nice! I like fruit. I'll be lucky?
    Thanks for this give away and congratulations to the 50 followers who are now almost 100!
    An affectionate greeting, Flora

  7. Me gustan sus trabajos es todo muy bonito.
    un abrazo

    I like his works it is quite very nice.
    An embrace

  8. Hello Margaret
    I would very much like to join!
    Your candelabras are gorgeous
    and I would love to own one!

    Eva J

  9. Margaret,
    Isn't it wonderful to have access to all these wonderful blogs? I really love the weathering of your shop and especially the realistic cracking. Too clever! I would love to win some of your fruit!

  10. Hi,I'm new follower.
    My name is Sonya from Rome.
    Your Give away is lovely.
    I would like to win fruits.

  11. Thanks for your generosity Margaret :) Oh I don't know how to choose!! I'm going to say the candelabra because it is to essentially original to YOU!

    By the way, not long now until we get to meet up at the Sydney Fair, I'm so looking forward to it :)

  12. Hi Margaret,thanks for the giveaway is a nice details,your minis are beautiful I like both.Congrats for the followers,miniregards,Sonia.

  13. Love that you do some beautiful chandelier or the beautiful fruit gives way. I enjoy the contest.

    love Ingrid
    ... I choose the candlestick ....

  14. Hi Margaret, Thanks for visiting and follwing my blog too! Your candelabra is fabulous. So nice of you to do a giveaway :o)
    Mini Hugs, Roxanne

  15. Hello Margaret...your candelabra would love gorgeous in my castle that I'll be making in a workshop.
    hugs Karin

  16. It has precious things, but if I gives to choose, I love the candlestick. Thank you for your initiative thank

  17. I would love to join your fabulous!!! Both items are beautiful, (you are way to harsh on your self, your work looks amazing!)...but I really like the look of the fruit, or the candelabra, or the fruit, or ....too hard to choose!!
    Regards, Linda

  18. I like both of the prizes a lot! I would be happy to win an each one of them. :)

  19. Congratulations! I love both the candelabra and the fruit, but the candelabra would look wonderful in my new dolls' house!

  20. Beautiful giveaway...I would love to win yor fantastic candelabre. It would enhance the ambience in Obsidian Hall...Count me in please. Have a níce day!

  21. Margaret
    A beautiful chandelier and self soldered. and delicious fruit!

  22. Margaret, I'm glad I found your blog thru Norma's - your work is fabulous! I would be glad to be entered in the draw for the giveaway and who could resist that gorgeous candelabra (although the fruit looks great too!)

  23. Congratulations Maragaret on 83 followers. I would like to join your giveaway and I would love to win the candelabra ;-)
    Have a nice day!

  24. Lo primero felicitarla por sus seguidores y pronto serán muchos mas. Ambos presentes son preciosos, yo no sabria que elegir... la fruta se ven tan real, pero esos candelabros tan bonitos¡¡¡
    Gracias por hacernos participes de este obsequio.

    Un saludo, Carmen

  25. que maravilla de cosas tienes en tu blog, y que cosas mas bonitas para el sorteo anhorabuena por tus trabajos, un abrazo pepi

  26. It's a tough choice because both the candelabra and the fruit are such treasures.

  27. oh you are too hard on yourself! They are wonderful and so hard to choose, but I would have to say th candelabra!

  28. Well I didn't know about the giveaway when I followed Norma's link to your blog but if I'm in time I'd love to enter on the chance of winning either prize please. You do such beautiful work it is hard to believe that you haven't been doing it for years.
    Sandie (Snippets from my Studio)


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