Saturday, June 26, 2010

First light

The last time I was at the miniatures sale a new lady there had this chandelier for sale. After having shopped the internet for fancy chandeliers I thought this one was a decent price. I am very leary about spending too much on the lighting right now as everything metal rusts here very quickly. Some more bling would do this one good though.
At one time you could get chandelier kits, does anyone know of a source?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cynthia's giveaway arrives

Earlier this month Cynthia held a giveaway and I was the lucky winner. Everything arrived safely and she threw in an extra set of pillows! 
Don't forget to visit her blog Cynthia's Minilife

Thanks Cynthia or as we say in Hawaii, Mahalo!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Holiday Swap

Caterina must have been dreaming of her holiday and lucky us that she decided to take us along, well sort of.
She has organised a swap and I will going along with Flower to her destination of choice and Anthula will be traveling the country roads with me.

Since I live on an island there will be no beaches for me. My vacation of choice is to explore country roads looking for antiques and other treasures. This looks so peaceful and relaxing to me.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Decisions, decisions

This is the second set of doors in recent weeks. The first set were divided down the middle. There needed to be a way to cover that opening line and still allow for a mostly symetrical design so off they came. Its almost like having a blank slate to work with.
What do you see?

I have been looking at windows and doors for weeks. The ones pictured here are just to get an idea of size and placement. Since so many are needed I'm still weighing making my own.  The matboard you all suggested be used to cover that contact paper and allow for ease of papering has been purchased. I was also going to use the matboard to make faux slate shingles but it may be more cost effective to use the real slate. Some of the strangest things are very expensive here, the matboard alone will end up costing more than the house, isn't that funny. So windows along with the electrical system will be the next order of business.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Windflower Manor

While browsing ebay I found a listing of plans for a dollhouse named Windflower Manor. It is dated 1974. Just how cool is that? Now that I know, I will have to use a part of or a variation of the original name but that will come later. Just wanted to share.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Studio garden update

I was able to manage getting a climber for the vintage door. It is Jasmine and smells wonderful. I removed the screening and shabily sprayed the metalwork so that it would stand out a bit more. There is also new hawaiian floral fabric for the chair but I have been waiting about two years to get the seat put in so we'll move on for now.