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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!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Quick Hello ...

It has been a while but I have been trying to follow most of your posts which I enjoy immensely and thought I would show my new 'old' French bed. I have just placed a couple of plain pillows and an antique handkerchief over it to resemble bedding while I decide how I should dress this one. I have painted it an old, creamy grey colour with 'chipped' gilding on the embellishments. It will go into my etsy shop when finished.

I hope everyone in the northern hemisphere is enjoying a fabulous summer, it has only been chilly here during July in my opinion, and will start to warm up again next month. I look forward to Spring!
A bientot!


  1. Hi Margaret! This bed is utterly French! The lightweight bed linen is perfect for the dreaminess of the frame and you have managed to make it look like someone has only reluctantly climbed out of it. The entire picture is one of cool and lazy days. Beautiful work!


  2. Thank you Elizabeth, it does look slept in, however I will be making more bedding for it when I decide what look I am after.

  3. It's beautiful Margaret! It's not till you actually think of the scale that you realise how clever it is - getting the fabric to look like that and stay in place without looking forced or glued is a real gift! Well done.

  4. I love the look of a 'slept in' bed. The fabric drapes over it so beautifully. I really like that grey too. Gorgeous =0)

  5. Ce lit est superbe!! très réussi!

  6. Hello Margaret,
    The bed is just stunning! I don't know what kind of look you want for the bedding, but I think the crisp white linens really look beautiful on the bed.
    I can't wait to see what you create.
    Big hug,

  7. Margaret, the bed is beautiful! I can't wait to see it dressed! Great work!

  8. The bed is very elegant. I like it!

  9. Hi Margaret! This bed is beautiful AND very French ;)! I can imagine that you have to take your time for this bed. Sometimes we will need some good inspiration and just the right moment for working on miniatures. So I wish you lots of inspiration and creativity for making a new treasure of this miniature bed :D!
    Hugs, Ilona

  10. Yes. What Elizabeth said. :).Hugs,
    She said exactly what I thought but wrote it down much better than I could.
    Love the bed

  11. Hi Margaret, I am in love with this bed! I have been watching it on eBay for ages, I think it will work well in my mini house but your version has really inspired me.
    Thanks for such a great blog, your posts have been a great help whilst I've been trying to get my head around French style.

  12. Thanks everyone for your input and taking the time to comment, and yes Ilona I do have to wait for inspiration. Si I am glad you found inspiration in it also, love to see your version soon?

  13. Hello Margaret!
    I will echo the thoughts of everyone else......your bed is beautiful and you certainly know how to get a lovely distressed finish. I agree that the crisp white bedding looks great!
    You have wonderful style.
    Warm regards,

  14. It's such a beautiful bed! I actually love the very simple bedding. Gorgeous!

  15. The bed is exquisite and the hankie draped over it looks lovely. I look forward to seeing how you dress it.

  16. oh this little bed is gorgeous! love it!

    1. Thanks Deni and everyone, still haven't made a decision about the bedding!##


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