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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!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm still here ...

I can hardly believe it is so long since my last post. I have been a bit busy and I want to have something to show when I do post, so here is what I have been working on. I know, more candelabras. I have gone back to my original more rustic style and made them much smaller than the first ones. The off-white one is about 6cm high, the next one is 5cm and the smaller pair is 4.5cm. The earlier ones were large, suitable for outdoor rustic dining, similar to ones I have in 1:1 so the candles are over the diners' heads.

These are for indoors and won't take up the whole table. There is also an old birdcage in the photo, missing its base but has a certain rustic charm, may look ok with a fern poking out perhaps.

I would also like to offer a warm welcome to all the new visitors to my site. I will be visiting all your blogs to see what you are doing. I hope to have some interesting things to show you soon.
A bientot.


  1. It's all looking superb! The candelabra's have certainly become your 'signature' :)

    I'm about to start my last assignment, after that I'm free for a few weeks so I'll email you about catching up soon.

  2. Los candelabros han quedado geniales y desde luego la jaula con la planta dentro tiene que quedar preciosa

  3. Now your candle holders are perfect, better than the other one! The set is very nice. Stay tuned for news :-)

  4. Me encanta el trabajo que has hecho, los candelabros estan preciosos y la jaula me encanta.
    besitos ascension

  5. the candelabras are very beautiful, I like them
    groetjes Ingrid

  6. Me tienen enamorada los candelabros, son tan preciosos!! tal vez algún día intenté realizar uno, pero seguro que no serán tan bellos como estos.Felidades

  7. Me tienen enamorada los candelabros, son tan preciosos!! tal vez algún día intenté realizar uno, pero seguro que no serán tan bellos como estos.Felidades

  8. Your candelabras look fantastic! And I love your topiary, is there a new one in the background? I have to get some of that green stuff so I can also make some, the one I have now is too fine and too bright green.


  9. I just adore these small candelabras, they are so nice!
    Love, Susanne

  10. Thank you all for your kind comments, I must try making something different now.
    Carmen you should have a go at making one and create your own style, it is fun but a bit frustrating at times.
    Ira I made all those topiaries a while ago, I used the medium course fibre, I think it was medium green too, but there was only dark green last time I went so I have mixed them a bit, to look like new growth. I love making them because I can't afford to buy them in 1:1 scale they are so expensive.

  11. Hi Margaret
    Just popped in to say thanks for your kind words and entering my giveaway. [good luck!]

    Well I think I am going to like it here at your blog.. .. I have a passion for Italy but also France.. in fact all mediterranean countries and styles... and your candelabras are wonderful... Have a great weekend and take care with that the storm headed our way! ..Julie

  12. Those candelabras are wonderfull, so fine and detailed, and so looking the same! Well done!


  13. estos son también muy bonitos me gustan tanto como los otros.
    un abrazo

    These they are also very nice I like so much like others.
    An embrace

  14. Gosh Margaret you certainly have perfected your candelabras. They have all been wonderful!
    I would love to see you try a rusty, old iron gate. They can be quite ornate and beautiful.

  15. Precious work to my happens like you, I see it faster than people who I am with the mouth open, vá I acknowledge I think things over and over again, in addition to the blog if you want to be the day, or comment on other blogs, remove you long.
    Carmen kisses


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