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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, November 15, 2013

Commode-ity





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 ...

A bientot!

25 comments:

  1. Margaret, your comode is a real beauty, personally I think this look is just great. I love the colorscheme that you've used, blue and gold are classic, romantic and beautiful colors.
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Thanks Ilona I am glad you like it I was hoping to achieve a sort of old, classic, romantic look.:)

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  2. I like the items on the commode. Very elegant and refined.
    Greetings, Faby

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    1. Elegant and refined, thanks Faby, I appreciate your feedback, especially when it is so complimentary, haha.

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  3. That is just gorgeous. I love the commode and the black marble top. That painting is charming as it the entire scene. I wish I could get a better look at the lamp. What I can see it also is lovely. :-)

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    1. Glad you like it Catherine, I will try and get a better shot of the lamp, including with light on!

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  4. I love this dressing table. And I love the lamp also. Very nice indeed.

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    1. Really appreciate your feedback Lady Jane!

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  5. molto raffinato e pieno di charme, mi piace moltissimo tutto l'insieme. Nellina

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Nellina, glad you like it.

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  6. Such a lovely scene you have created, Margaret. The blue palette is particularly striking.

    XOXO,
    John

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    1. Ooh thanks John, I have enjoyed creating little stories around these commodes too, makes it more fun.

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  7. Love the commode and the way you have dressed it so beautifully. The blue and gold go wonderfully together.

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    1. Thanks Sharee, I like those colours I must say, thanks for visiting.

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  8. Very nice" hommage" to Marie-Antoinette with this blue color.

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    1. Your comments are greatly appreciated Beatrice, glad you stopped by.

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    1. I appreciate your feedback Benevieve!

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  10. Hello Margaret,
    The commode is so beautiful and very elegant. Marie would be proud!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. I am glad you think so Giac, a hug back to you.

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  11. Hi Margaret! What an Elegant and Beautifully outfitted commode! I love the ambience of this one, more subtle, delicate, with vanity items that are arranged so prettily on the marbled surface along with that wonderful lamp. Everything is fit for a Queen!

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth, I appreciate your feedback.

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  12. Quelle ravissante scène,la patine est très réussie!!
    Isabelle

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    1. Thanks Isabelle, I do enjoy 'aging' my furniture and I think a slight shine enhances this piece of funiture, as though it has been waxed.

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  13. What a beautiful arrangement, I just adore the lamp, it's so elegant and I would love to see it alight!

    ML fi xx

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