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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 1, 2013

Miss Havershams Dressing Commode





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.

A bientot!


21 comments:

  1. Thanks Catherine, what on earth time is it there, can't sleep?

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  2. I love it too, Margaret! I think that your aging of this commode has brought out a lot of character but you have sacrificed None of its beauty or elegance! Wonderful!

    elizabeth

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    1. Glad you like it Elizabeth,it is an unusual shaped piece and I really like it, can't wait to decorate another one and try a different colour perhaps.

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  3. I think it's gorgeous, made all the more special because of the story connected to it and the accessories which really bring it to life.

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    1. Thanks Norma, I was reading up and looks like there might be an Australian connection to the story. Dickens had close connections in NSW and there was a real-life story similar to Miss H's in Sydney suburb of Camperdown at that time.

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  4. I like the distress look... but... now the mirror looks a little bit to new...
    groetjes van Marijke

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    1. Hi Marijke, In the 'flesh' the mirror doesn't look so new but I know what you mean. I have aged real mirror but this is the perspex variety and I didn't want to ruin it!!

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  5. Hi Margaret! No, you didn't go too far, I love this look and it just looks very realistic, well done! I thought the same as Marijke, but I've seen your answer too ;)!
    I am glad to hear you are well despite of the fires......
    Hugs, Ilona

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  6. Dear Margaret,
    It's a beauty !!!
    Have a nice weekend and no fires.
    Hugs Dorien

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  7. No, you didnt go too far I love it :)

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  8. yo lo veo perfecto no creo que se pasara con el envejecido, es lo que uno esperaría ver en la atmósfera de la novela
    un abrazo

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  9. Wonderful!
    I like this look.
    Greetings, Faby

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  10. I loved Great Expectations, too, and remember making a cardboard room box of Miss Havisham's dining room after reading the novel in eighth grade. Your commode is truly exquisite, Margaret, I just adore it. Hope your cocker is feeling better, poor thing.

    XOXO,
    John

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  11. Hello Margaret,
    You've done a great job with this, it looks real good!
    I hope that nasty fire stays away and please give the dog a hug from me
    Hugs,
    Gee

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  12. Wow, Ilona, Dorien, Marisa, Contar, Fabiola, John and Gee, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments I really appreciate it and will pass all the hugs onto the dog!

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  13. Perfecto trabajo de envejecido y la decoración bellísima!!!
    Besos

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  14. I love it. But what would you think about trying it in darker colors? ;>

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  15. The commode is beautiful like this, I love the way you aged it. The way you display it with the accessories is perfect.
    I hope the fires will be gone for ever, if it's possible.
    Geneviève

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  16. Mi piace molto il mobile così antichizzato, un ottimo lavor!
    Spero nel frattempo che il tuo cocker stia meglio!
    Un caro saluto, Manu

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  17. Hi Pilar, CinnamonCat, Genevieve and Manu, thank you for you kind comments, as for darker colours CC, I may try that later.

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