A diary of my intrepid first steps into the world of miniatures.
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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!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Hope I'm Not Boring You ...
Sorry about the quality of the photo above but I just loved that little roombox, by Cassandra Stevens I think, and the one below, by the same talented artist, was also one of my favourites.
These traders were from New Zealand but I cannot find their card. (Just checked and they can be seen at http://www.kimsminis.com thanks to Linda's info). Absolutely unbelievably good fish, plus fruit displays and I think the hats and shoes were from the same traders. The little crochet rugs they had for sale are by a Swedish miniaturist, Gullvie Larsson, perhaps some of you know her.
I bought this gorgeous shop, photo below, at a Sydney miniatures fair about six years ago and want to personalise it. Have decided on a flower/plant shop with a French theme, hence the name, Petit Parterre. Am currently experimenting with flooring and wallpaper but haven't come up with anything very pleasing so far. I might be in for the long haul with this. Always looking for inspiration though!