Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fair Fare.





Hello every one,

Whilst I have been a little on the quiet side in blog land I have actually been busy with Ambrosia Place. I am just about ready to add the final little touches to my kitchen and show you the final pictures but in the mean time I have been to a local Fair and purchased some lovely little items. As you may notice I have shifted my focus to the next room I will be working on, the "twins room" or nursery which it may other wise be called. This will be the room for Ashly and Tibet (hehe, click here to find out the relevance of the names in a previous post). The bassinet you see above may not wind up in the nursery as I think it is for a boy baby, possibly in the Master bedroom so I must check with Miss Mia to be sure.  I did however learn from past mistakes at miniature fairs and purchased this darling little bassinet as soon as I saw it. It is hand woven and sewn by a lovely lady named Dawn who does not have a web site or a computer for that matter. Her work is just delightful as you can see in the above pictures she has sewn not only a tiny quilt but lace trimmed sheets, pillow and blanket, her work is so lovely. I photographed it with a tea died tulle pompom I made for something else and I thought they worked well together.





Next I have a little shell frame to show you that I made my self so that I could use a beautiful little poem written by David Huckvale.David left this poem on my blog some time ago when I posted about my tiny shells and I was so taken with it I thought it should go as pride of place in the twins room. Given Ambrosia Place is set in South Carolina and many beaches are near by I thought shells would be something that the family collected as we do here. These are all little shells I have found on my beach, I have put some regular size shells in the picture to give you an idea of how tiny they really are.( I had to use tweezers to place some of them.) There are some funny shadows on the print but I have also aged the paper to give it a nice patina. I have collected the big shells from beaches in the past but we are not allowed to that any more.

Here is the poem from David incase you cant read it very well. Its perfect for the little girls.

Come walk with me
Along the sea
Where dusk sits on the land
And search with me
For shells are free
And treasures hide in sand





Now last but definitely not least are these exquisite little dolls made by Dawns friend, Win Garside. Neither has a blog or website, which is just as well really, as I think if they did they would be run off their feet. These little dolls are for Ashley and Tibet and will live in their bedroom but I thought they looked pretty in the bassinet for the photo. Aren't they just the sweetest little things, so small they almost fit inside my thumb nail, they have the tiniest little roses in their hair.

I did make quite a few more purchases but I thought I would save them for next time. I am afraid this is a bit of a girly post, not much interest for you chaps out there but next post should be less so. 

Happy minis,

ML Fi xx



31 comments:

  1. Lovely crib!!! I love all things baby. Looks like you did well at vame.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Yes I did do well at vame, where you there? I just had a look at your blog and I must get some crochet for the baby, although I dont have a baby yet, LOL

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Fi x

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    2. Hi Fi,

      No, sad to say, not at vame, too far away in this large country of ours! Love hearing about and seeing creative acquisitions though ;)

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  2. Oh, I just love all your purchases! Think I will have to visit my brother one year in July, he is in Adelaide, somebody told me in Rheda, Germany that there is a show in Adelaide too, a few weeks apart from the one in Melbourne.

    Your shell frame is just gorgeous and the poem is wonderful.

    Looking forward to see the rest of your treasures :-)

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    1. Hi Elga,

      so glad you like them! Yes there is quite a big show in Adelaide, so if you decide to come one year we should meet up!

      ML Fix

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  3. Ciao! Piacere di conoscerti!!!! Le tue miniature sono deliziose!!! E' un amore la culla ..!!! Bravissima!!! Sono un tua nuova amica...ti seguo con vero piacere!!!!
    Vieni a trovarmi se ti va!!!!
    Un bacio
    Elvira

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  4. Ciao Elvira,

    Sono così ti è piaciuto come i miei miniature. Grazie per essere il mio blog, io vedo l'ora di guardare il vostro.

    Abbracci, Fi x

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  5. Hi Fi,
    What fantastic pieces you found. Everything looks so beautiful and I can't wait to see more of the finished house. I really love your posts and getting to know Ambrosia Place so well. the way you describe I can almost see myself walking around the grounds.
    Keep up the great work.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Hi Gaic,
      I'm glad you like my little things and Ambrosia Place too. I have been busy with my Dollhouse but I do wish I could work at the same pace as you, John and Si, I think I spend too much time buying little bits to go in there....lol

      Big Hug,

      Fi xx

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  6. Hi Fi,

    I love reading about the happenings at Ambrosia Place. Those dolls and bassinet are exquisite! The poem has such a nice sentiment-that was nice of David.

    Cheers,
    Iris

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    1. Hi Iris,

      I'm glad you like my little things, it's so nice to get into the pretty things now. I have only just discovered though......hehe,dear me, that David did not in fact write that poem! He writes so many beautiful poems I just assumed it was by him.......lol

      Hugs,

      Fi xx

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  7. Fi, Ashly and Tibet are so lucky!!!! What a beautiful room they will have. (Isn't there an Ashley in GONE WITH THE WIND, by the way? I think there might be...). Alas, that poem isn't by me, and I don't know who it IS by. Another of Monsieur Anonymous's masterpieces, perhaps. I wouldn't want people who might know better than I to think I'm taking the credit for it! Anyway, it is a lovely little poem and I'm so pleased you like it!!! I love that little crib. It's so charming and delicate. If only I were smaller. Feeling very sleepy today as I didn't sleep well last night - no idea why. I told Ambrosio the Monk Bear about Ambrosia Place and he says he wants to give up his life of cold cells and endless prayers and move in when it's finished. He feels his name qualifies him for the privilege. What do you think?

    David x

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    1. Hehehehehe, I can't help but chuckle to my self!!! You write so many beautiful poems I assumed it was yours and even when I asked you and you said it was anonymous, I thought you where being modest.....hehehe. Well I am going to have to re do it now because I proudly put your name at the bottom, or perhaps we should go with the theme of Ambrosia place and keep it that way as a reminder of the sentiment?
      I think Ambrosio does qualify for a special privilege and I think he should come as soon as I'm finished, no more of those cold dark cells, he needs a nice warm blanket by the fire and a cup of hot tea. Ashley and Tibet would love to have him come play, especially Tibet, she has a particular interest in monks.
      Now as for the name Ashley, all I can hear is Scarlet calling Ashley, Ashley......Incase you haven't read my past post on the subject my Nieces are Bailey ( boy name) and India. Mia has always idolised them, I think thats why she came up with those names, quite clever of her at 9 years old. I'm not sure of the boy bayby's name ....maybe Rhett.....or I was thinking Archie, Jay has an alter ego named Archibald Strousehousend, but don't get me started on that!

      ML Fi xx

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    2. Re. the poem, all you need to do is put "from" before my name, if you've got that far!

      Ambrosio is a strange bear. He really doesn't get on with the others, and always holds his nose in the air. However, I think this is because he's basically shy and has a God complex, so I think a few weeks in Ambrosia Place would do him the world of good. Tibet's particular interest in monks sounds not entirely wholesome. She'll be reading Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey" next. (I presume Tibet is the female of the species?)

      Archibald...Hmm, that reminds me of John Betjeman's teddy bear (I'm reading a biography of him at the moment). He loved his Archibald bear, who gave him great comfort on many occasions. Archibald also apparently inspired Sebastian Flyte's bear in BRIDESHEAD REVISITED. What a famous bear!

      Archibald Strousehousend!!! I feel another poem coming on....

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    3. I think once Ambrosio arrives at Ambrosia Place he will soon put aside his god complex for the warmth of family life , he will forget his shyness and feel that he belongs, there are no judgements made and every one is equal and worthy. I can assure you Tibet is nothing put wholesome, and whilst she is not quite grown up enough to read Northanger Abbey, I'm sure she will read all Jane Austins novels when she's old enough.

      What a famous bear! I loved that series way back when, i must see if I can get hold of it. Archibald Stousehousend inspired poem? Now this could be interesting!

      ML Fi xx

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  8. Hi Fi,

    What a lovely bassinet, beautifully finished, not too girly at all! The dolls are very sweet too, lots of fine detail.

    The poem is sweet, and looks good in your tiny shell frame.

    look forward to seeing more of your recent purchases soon.

    love Andy xxx

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    1. Hehe, I keep chuckling over Davids breaking news that it is not in fact his poem!!!!!! Much shaking of my head! But it was so nice of him to leave the poem there, I think of it always when collecting shells.

      ML Fi xx

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  9. PS. Who doesn't have a tea-tied tulle pom-pom handy for times like these!!!

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    1. Well funnily enough, I had just made them for something I have been doing with my sister, I wanted to see if I could Tea-Die tulle as it is synthetic and i wasn't sure it would work, I left it in there for a couple of days and it did give the tulle an antique look. I'm going to try it with some pale blue this week.
      I have even had the sewing machine out Andy, if I get any good at this I'll get you to send over your bedding fabric and i'll make them for you.

      ML Fi xx

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  10. I beg to differ! It would seem that 'quite a few chaps' liked your post, after all... Great 'fair finds,' Fi! Wish those artists had a website. I am amazed at the minute shells in your frame. How could you possibly have made that? And it IS a lovely poem, (whoever wrote it).

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  11. Oh yes, you are all lovely chaps, happy to indulge me, thats why I love you all!!

    Thanks honey bunny, I'm still lovin' your work, I check in just to look at your dining room ever so offten and it looks like your next room is heading that way too. I need to ask you some wall paper questions soon.

    ML Fi xx

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  12. My Dear Fi,
    What a lovely post this is! My apology for being tardy with a word.....You have an innate talent for putting together thoughts and expressing them beautifully and it is such a pleasure to read what you post.
    That Bassinet was a wonderful find as were the dolls. I am looking forward to seeing your Kitchen and all else you have been working on.
    Good wishes from Ray x

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    1. Hi Ray,

      No need for apologies, we all have so much to fit in to our days and thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you like my purchases, there are more to come.

      ML Fi x

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  13. Unas compras fantasticas y tu relato ha hecho que te acompañase en ese viaje, gracias por compartir!!
    besitos ascension

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    1. Hi Ascension,

      Gracias, me alegro de que haya disfrutado.

      Un abrazo,

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  14. Sorry I'm late, my email alerts seam to be switched off (I think I have the power to divert air traffic with my Blogger Control sometimes!)
    Firstly, I love the shell frame, its perfect with the poem, and their colours are wonderful.
    Aren't those dolls incredible. Their outfits are to die for!
    I cant wait to see "the big reveal" on Ambrosia Place
    Take care
    xxx
    PS I agree with John, LOVED the post!

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    1. Hey You,

      I don't bother with email allerts any more they got me so out of kilter I just wing it now, we all have to fit in what we can and at the rate your working at the moment I'm amazed you can fit anything in.

      They are cute little outfits, she had so many different kinds, some looked Spanish, some Japanese they were all so lovely.

      Glad you loved it!

      Hugs, Fi xx

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  15. Excellent finds, Fi and the frame is just perfect.

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  16. Hi Fi! What a lovely crib! The way you makes your pictures and show it is gorgeous, my dear!
    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. Its a pity that I haven't enough words (in English) to express my self about what I see on your (and other) blog.
    Have a great weekend. ML Ilona

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