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!
Crazy about commodes at the moment, and couldn't resist one dedicated to Marie.
'This antique item is featured in an estate sale and belonged to a lady who loved anything to do with the 'last queen of France' (I loved the movie with Kirsten Dunst). It holds items in keeping with the style and colours at the time, but not quite as lavish.'
I put together some items that echo the colours associated with Marie, such as blue and gold. I have to say I love how the lamp turned out, I must take a shot of it alight. And I especially love that depiction of her. This commode is lighter than the previous one but still a little rusticated. I would love to build a room around this item, perhaps a good project for over the Christmas break ...
Hello everyone, long time no talk but I am keeping my eye on you all, haha! I really went to town 'aging' this dresser then thought I would try a few items on it. I liked the look and came up with the title; I love the story of Miss Haversham and must go read that again. I have listed this in my etsy shop, with a long spiel about the history, I got so carried away I almost felt like I had been taken over by her spirit, oooooh! Let me know what you think, did I go too far with the aging and distressing, it doesn't all show too much with all this 'stuff' on it which might be a good thing. I might try making another in a different colour, waiting for inspiration ...
Welcome recent new followers and thanks for stopping by to read my ramblings. Bushfires in my state still blazing in some parts but local rainfalls have given us respite from all the smoke for now. It took its toll on our aging cocker who has a bit of a cough anyway but was ridiculous during the fires. He has the vet stumped, as he has done with several inflictions over recent years. Quiet has once again settled on the house.
That's all for now, hope you have all had a good week and a great weekend to look forward to. I am off to a local doll show.
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!