Saturday, 16 June 2012

Well, the sun shone very briefly yesterday so I tried to take some pictures of the sitting room.  I'm not sure if it's the colour of the sofa or the colour of the wallpaper in this room but however I take a picture it just doesn't do the room justice. 

The sofa and chair were made by Arlette in a dusky pink velvet.  It's a late Victorian style but I think it works equally well in a Regency setting.  The cushion on the chair is by Nicola Maskell (the stitches are unbelievably tiny) and the convex mirror by Tarbena.

I've added the 'Constable' painting I bought at Kensington but have failed to find anything nice to put on the mantelpiece so it looks a little bare.  The Queen Anne style tea table was made by Dovetail Miniatures.  You've seen the tea set in my Mothers Day post.  It was made by Avon Miniatures but I'm not sure who painted it although I think it was a Dutch or a German miniaturist.  If anyone does know please contact me. 

The blue and white biscuit barrel is a colaboration between Ken Palmer who made the silver lid and handle and Muriel Hopwood who made the porcelain.

The burr walnut sewing box is one of my favourite pieces.  It was made by Geoffrey Wannacott.  I'd like to get a small piece of embroidery being made to put in the box and some more sewing notions. 

And that's it for the sitting room for now.  I'm looking to add new items to the mantelpiece and maybe another painting plus I want to change the rug at some point as although I love this one it does not go with the other rugs in the house.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Hi everyone!  Hope you don't think I've been neglecting you but ever since Kensington I've been suffering from 'miniaturists block' - do you get that?  It's not that I don't have things to do.  My Georgian house needs some final touches, the bathroom is ready to go in the French house and the shop is right at the very beginning so still needs lighting before I can put the flooring down.  I also have more sweets to make for the club project that I showed in a recent post but I just don't seem to have had the motivation.  Terrible isn't it?  Anyway, I'm just waiting for the sun to shine again here in the UK and then I'll take fresh photos of the final rooms in the Georgian house to show you.  Hope you're all having fun with your minis x