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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!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Making Furniture

Well assemblling furniture I should say, these little miner's couches look so cute made up I thought I would show them. They are a little tricky to assemble, in particular the arms with the spindles, but I am getting better at it.
These will soon be painted and dressed with cushions before winging their way to the new homes.

Here are some pics of items I bought at the Sydney Miniatures Fair last weekend, with the idea of stocking them in my etsy shop. I painted these (they started out that dark red mahogony colour) and I painted a faux marble top on the bombe chest. Trouble is I don't yet know if I can get more. I think I will be keeping these as I really like them but do hope I can find more of them or something similar.

Well, it's back to making cushions and painting settees for now.
A bientot!


  1. Your couches looks exciting. I look forward to seeing what color and fabric you choose.
    Your closet is very beautiful and I love your dresser. I really like the rococo style it has. It is all very nicely decorated.
    Very beautiful furniture.
    Great to hear that you have been to, Sydney Fair.
    I have written a new email to you.

  2. I love the shape of the settee's look forward to seeing them finished, the other bits are great to, it always happens just when you find something you really like it disappears and you cannot find it, so frustrating

  3. Hi Margaret, I love your couches! Would you sell me one in bare wood?

    Great finds at the show! Did you end up finding those Chrysnbon kits?

  4. I really do like the couches, even 'naked' they are charming.

    Those pieces you've painted are gorgeous!! Either I wasn't looking hard enough or they were all sold by the time I got to the fair on Sunday morning. If I'd spotted any they would have been into my bag in a flash!

  5. Nice furniture! The couches are so cute! And you do a great work painting them, Margaret!

  6. Je bankjes heb je mooi gemaakt maar de kasten die je hebt gekocht zijn ook erg mooi.

    Groeten Xandra

  7. Fantastic finish of the furniture!

  8. You have done a beautiful patina on those pieces. I especially love bombe chests. Caroline of Caroline's Little Kitchen once managed to make one. I think she used mat board or something like that. Looking at your miner's couches, when they are no longer available, I think you could make them yourself if you have an electrical saw. If not, you could use mat board. We've all seen what Lea and Kris do with mat board.

  9. Your coaches are wonderful. I can't wait to see what you do with them. Your furniture is gorgeous.
    Hugs Maria

  10. Thank you for your positive comments everyone,I will look out for your email Wyrna; I did find some Chrysnbon kits Emily, I will email you about the settees; good suggestion Lucille. I hope to expand my range soon.
    Hugs to you all.

  11. Great work! I love your purchases, especially the chest of drawers.

  12. Your miners couches are just gorgeous and will look even more so with your finishing touches. I just love what you have done with your mahogany pieces, the faux marble top looks amazing.

    ML Fi xx

  13. You are so gifted! Perfection!

  14. Hello Margaret,
    How beautiful. THe sofa is lovely and worth the effort. You chose some stunning pieces at the show... I understand you should want to hang on to them.
    Big hug,

  15. Margaret, love the coaches you've made. Are you upholstering them with leather or fabric? Also congratulations with beautiful furniture pieces at the show! MIni hugs, Ntalia

  16. Hi Margaret! You have not only made some wonderful looking Miners couches but you have also Scored big time with the transformations of the mahogany furniture pieces. It is amazing what a difference a little paint in the right color and in the right place, can make. Well done!


  17. It is hard to believe these are miniatures, your detailing is superb! Absolutely gorgeous work, Margaret...I am in, Rose


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