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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, July 23, 2012

Antique Collecting

This is what I have been doing lately. I love old leather chairs that look like they have been lovingly cared for over many years, even if they are showing signs of wear. This brown 'leather' wingback has lighter shades from wear here and there, giving it a warm, mellow glow, and it even has a few spots where the leather is wearing thin. I think it has more character than it had originally, but didn't get a before shot. You can just see the burr walnut whatnot next to it, I need to collect some pretty 'antique' china and silver to display on it. I have also been making some cushions, will post a better photo when I have one, and sewing some delicate summer lace-trimmed throws. 

There's also a re-do of the walnut dressing table, have lost count of how many layers are on it now. I'll show it soon, along with the matching mirror I acquired. I am still playing with faux wood effects but am running out of items to practice on.

A big welcome to new followers, I appreciate everyone's visits and really like getting your feedback via comments. I am pondering what I can offer as a GIVEAWAY soon, so stay tuned. 
A bientot! 


  1. A set of very nice things, Margaret. Is what I dream about my future cottage. I am eagerly waiting for your giveaway!!!

  2. es una belleza de pieza

    is a beautiful piece

    a hug

  3. Wow the leather chair is fantastic. I love the little lace throw and the cushion.
    Hugs Maria

  4. The chair looks great and makes such a contrast to the delicate fabric and lace.

  5. i love leather chairs... i have them in my real house and they too are timeworn. you have done a lovely job on this one.. the cushion is sweet too..

  6. Thanks everyone, I wouldn't mind one in my RL house too, perhaps in a study or reading room. They tend not to be all that comfortable though so I think I would need a big soft cushion to rest against.

  7. Hello Margaret,
    You did a wonderful job aging the chair. It looks very realistic and beautiful. I can't wait to see more.

  8. The ols leather chair looks so comfy. Miniature greetings


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