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!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
A Gift, Welcome & Giveaway Update!
I am so thrilled at receiving this lovely gift from Sylvia at lotjesdollshouse. She wanted an appropriate name for her amazing bedroom scene 'Chambre de Seraphine', and I was chuffed when my suggestion was chosen. I had just watched the film about the life of the French artist and found it very moving, and Sylvia's room is one I am certain Seraphine would have lived in happily, with lots of light streaming in and private at the same time.
Sylvia's pitcher and embroidery are gorgeous and will certainly find a place in the Petit Parterre. Thank you so much Sylvia.
I also welcome all new visitors here. I have been holidaying in Perth, WA for just over a week, visiting my sister, nephew and his little daughters and his new partner, so I haven't had much time for blogging or miniatures, although I did sneek a few peeks at what everyone was doing here and there. I had a busy time exploring coffee shops, shopping centres (and there are lots of them in Perth), being driven around Perth's lovely waterside suburbs and seeing amazing houses, and getting to know my 'grand nieces' - aged 8 and 5 - a little better. I had a great time but it is always nice to be home.
I am still accepting entries for my giveaway and will update you as to a deadline and photo of my prizes when I can, so please be patient, as they say, good things come to those who wait - well I do appreciate your patience and hope the finished items will be pleasing.
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!