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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!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Shabby Chateau






Finally I got around to finishing these pieces I started some time ago. Amidst all my computer woes and not being able to access my images, I haven't been able to do much in the way of miniatures, except of course following what you are all doing. Then I pulled myself together to finish off this pretty lady's desk and chair.

I just decided to paint a frame to sort of match, which could easily display a mirror or a portrait in coordinating colours. This will go into a new section of my Etsy shop called, you guessed it - Shabby Chateau.
This is for furniture that looks a little grander than Shabby Chic, with hints (or lots) of faux gilding. More to come. I hope you like it.

A bientot!

32 comments:

  1. I adore these pieces. Grand but not too grand - lovely colours.

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    1. Thank you Sharee, glad you like them.

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  2. Hi Margaret,
    Your pieces look divine...just perfect.
    All the best
    Vivian

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  3. love the way you have decorated these, they match so well

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  4. Very stylish Margaret, and I love the rich colour!!

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    1. Thanks Susan, it is quite colourful for me!

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  5. What can I say but...I Want Them! :D

    elizabeth

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  6. Beautiful, me too love the colors, - and the scene.
    Mona

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  7. Hello Margaret,
    I do not like it, I love it. What gorgeous, elegant pieces. Stunning finishes. they really look like they belong in a French chateau! Fantastic work!
    big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac, Thanks for the compliments it is very encouraging.

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  8. Very nice! I love the colours :-)

    Julie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Julie, I appreciate it.

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  9. They are gorgeous! I also love the colors.

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    1. Hi Genevieve, Thank you for taking the time, glad you like them.

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  11. That is such a beautiful blue. I like that there is a hint of it in the frame too =0)

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  12. I love the blue and gold. It's something we don't see very often but it works so well.
    Well done
    Hugs

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  13. It is just beautiful. The colours are perfect too. Ooooh, I want it!!!!

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  14. I LOVE Love LOVE your Shabby Chateau pieces!!! I LOVE painted furniture and you have made such beautiful colors and delicate designs!!! I have Dreams of building a Shabby Chateau.... But I think I must finish a project or two before I start another one! But you are definitely feeding those Dreams with pieces like these!!! Just Gorgeous!

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    1. Ooh thanks Betsey, I can't wait to see your Shabby Chateau!

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  15. What exquisite pieces! I've only seen desks like that in museums or stately homes, but my grandma had a chair like that...

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    1. Thanks for your comments Anna, I appreciate you stopping by.

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  16. Hi Margaret! I want to tell you that these 2 pieces are EXQUISITE!!! I see that they are already on Reserve and well they should be! I LOVE what you do with the furniture that you handle. You have a way of bringing out all of the subtle nuances of each piece and you make them sing!
    FABULOUS to the MAX! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, Your comments are tooooo kind. I really appreciate your feedback.

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  17. Thanks again everyone, I am a little late responding but I really appreciate all your comments.

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  18. Ooh la la! It's gorgeous. It looks so delicate and sophisticated. Gorgeous!!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  19. Thank you Caroline, I appreciate your feedback.

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