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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, May 26, 2013

'Antique' Miner's Couch


My first stained miner's couch, dark just like the antique ones I have seen. I quite like it and think it would look great in a more traditional setting, or in an antique shop. This one seems to look good without all the scatter cushions so I think I will list it just as it is and buyers can add there own favourite cushions as they wish. This one seems to have weathered a little over the years with some slight unevenness in the finish so I will keep it and make any to order if there is any interest. I am having fun with these, hope to add more to the range soon, not sure exactly what is left as yet.
A bientot!

14 comments:

  1. Hello Margaret! The finished miners couch looks really good and the color of the bench cushion is a wonderful compliment to the tones of the wood. I love the simplicity of it but I think that I would still like to see a couple of cushions on it just for good measure. A really good looking couch though and a job well done!

    elizabeth

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  2. Hi Margaret! Your miner's couch looks fabulous, love this antique style. It is like you say: buyers can add some cushions on it of their own choice.
    Have a nice sunday. Greetings, Ilona

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  3. What a lovely piece of antique looking furniture you have made!
    Why is it called a miners coach I wonder?

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  4. Thanks for your comments Elizabeth, Ilona and Margot, I have always wanted one of these couches, preferably in Huon Pine from Tasmania, where I come from, but it is very rare now and expensive. The couches were popular in the mid 1880s, perhaps in the mining areas. Some were bolted together so they could be dismantled and easily transported, handy for miners I guess.

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  5. What a wonderful piece of furniture. I like the color. It looks like antique.
    Hugs Dorien

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  6. This one is really beautiful! Thank you for sharing the info about the name, Margaret!
    Hugs

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  7. Hello Margaret,
    Fantastic work. The finish is beautiful and I just love the fabric. Very well done.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  8. It is super nice, the color and the cover fits so well. It is so well done.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  9. Great piece of work. I love how the arms fit together the way they do. I dont miss cushions. I like seeing more of the structure of the couch because it is so well put together.

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  10. Just beautiful.
    Miniature greetings

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  11. This is such a lovely piece! I think the slight unevenness in the finish makes it quite realistic.

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  12. es un gran trabajo me gusta asi de sencillo queda muy bien
    un abrazo

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  13. Lovely. You often see these on old house veranda's. So nice. IndyPoppy

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