Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wonderful Sigh......



Hello Every one!

A very big welcome to my new followers, thank you so much for taking the time have a look and thank you for joining.

Yes...... wonderful sigh.....I mean Si......of Miniature Enthusiast  was so generous to offer this exquisite Lucy Askew Chinoiserie Mirror  as a give away to celebrate 200 followers. Now, I suppose it's not hard to guess who the lucky winner was?  ME!!! This is the first time I have won a giveaway and I feel so fortunate to have this exceptional Artisan piece in my possession. Far more breathtaking in RL, I have tried to do it justice with my photos but they never completely do. It will be perfect for my Chinoiserie drawing room and it has so inspired me to get to work. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Si, you have no idea how much it cheered me the day I looked at your blog and found I had won. It will always be a special piece for me, not only because of it's beauty but because it came from such a dear friend!!

Thank you, Thank you Si!!

Below are some more photos that I hope show the detail. I love the way the Ducks on either side look into the mirror.In the back ground is a tile I have hanging in the bathroom and the Tea Cups belonged to my Mother. I thought it all worked with the Chinoiserie theme.






Well thats it from me today. I will have a bit more to show you all in a few days. Until then happy minis every one!!

ML Fi xx

42 comments:

  1. Hi Fiona, such a magnificent give-away from Simon, the Miniature Enthusiast! I am so happy for you. Are you going to display it in your house...or perhaps build a complete new room around this precious piece?
    Hugs,
    Liduina

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    1. Hi Liduina,

      I have a room in my Dollhouse I plan to make the drawing room and it will go in there. I have long wanted to try painting a Chinoiserie room, so the mirror will be perfect.

      Hugs, Fi xx

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  2. Lucky you, Fi, winning such a gorgeous piece! I've drooled over Lucy Askew's website plenty of times, but I think your photos really make the mirror "pop". It looks even more exquisite with some color for contrast.

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    1. Hi Anna,

      Me too, I'm so thrilled to have a pice of her work, hopefully I will do it justice. I will certainly try to us blue/green tones to compliment it.

      ML Fi xx

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  3. What a lovely giveaway - it is a fabulous mirror. Simon is certainly sprinkling inspiration about at the minute! Can't wait to see the drawing room take shape,

    Jonqul

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    1. Hi Jonquil,

      Simon is always sprinkling inspiration.....; )

      ML Fi xx

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  4. Hi Fi, we can question Si's like for curlers but we can't deny the man has taste ;) Love the tea cups! Have fun at the garage sales. AM

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    1. Hi AM,

      Oh no, curlers aside the man does have exquisite taste!

      ML Fi xx

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  5. Hello Fi,
    Congratulations on wining that superb mirror. It is an incredibly beautiful piece and will be perfect in your chinoiserie room! I cannot wait to see more.
    Big big hug Fi,
    Giac

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    1. Thank you my lovely!

      Bigest hug, Fi xx

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  6. Mirror mirror on the wall .... with a mirror so you are .... just want to recite the famous formula.

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    1. A yes, it's the first thing that comes to mind isn't it?

      Hugs, Fi xx

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  7. Hello Fi,

    What a beautiful mirror and I can't wait to see what you do with it. Your pictures of it are perfect and I love the tea cups and tile behind it. Makes a great composition.

    Dale

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    1. Hi Dale,

      Thanks for the compliments, I can't help having a play, I think it's my favourite part!

      ML Fi xx

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  8. Hi Fi,
    What a lovely mirror. I can't wait to see it in place!
    Eliza

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    1. Hi Eliza,

      I'm not the fastest worker so it could be a while.....; )

      ML Fi xxx

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations on a fantastic win! You've got some people green with envy out here in blogland. ;-) Enjoy! xo Jennifer

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    1. Hello my lovely,

      Oh I do feel special having it!

      ML Fi xx

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  10. Hi Honey
    Sorry I'm late. For some reason (perhaps Big Brother) I can only open Posts now but not comment!! Anyway, here I am!
    I was so grateful to everyone who tool the time to enter the Give-away and am more grateful for their company here in Blog Land. I was especially pleased your name came out of the hat and have every faith you will do it more than justice - the gold cups of your Mother are already heading in the right direction.
    Thanks for being such a great pal.
    Si -x-

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    1. Hello my lovely,

      Don't apologise for being late!! I think any comments in 48 hours are current and after that better late than never. I'm late with my replies as the last two days have been very busy.

      It is so nice to have all these friends in blogland, it's like a whole other world to belong in!Thank you again Si.

      It's so strange you have these problems with comments, I wonder if it has something to do with your band width, I remember a while ago I had a few times that happened but it hasn't since we increased our data.

      Much love, Fi xxxx

      ML Fi xx

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  11. That is really exquisite, congratulations! I never stop being blown away by all the talent out there. Really looking forward to seeing the mirror in its final setting.

    Ange:)

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    1. Thanks Ange!

      There is so much talent, and I bet there is even more we don't know about!

      ML Fi xx

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  12. Incredible what beautiful and so detailed I am really dumbfounded

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    1. Yes it is stunning isn't it!

      ML Fi xx

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  13. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW Fiona, this is stunning.......congratulations for winning this amazing and generous give away of Si!! I didn't seen this give away in my updates, perhaps I was too busy ;)
    Your pictures are gorgeous: those golden cups of your mother are such a fantastic combination with the background: the beautiful tile!!
    Enjoy it all my dear friend!
    Warm hugs, Ilona

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  14. Hello my dear,

    you really put a smile on my face this early in the morning!!

    Yes the give away was a while ago but Si and I are often in another world so getting it here took a while. The tea cups are lovely,my mother collected a lot of lovely things. Its actually her Birthday today, the 8th of February. I think I should do something special to commemorate.

    Big hugs, Fi xx

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  15. Oh, Fi, what a Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous mirror! You were so lucky to win it... but truly the destination was Fated as I am sure your Room will be the most beautiful home for this special Mirror! (Only a few twinges of Mini-Envy here....!) I really can't wait to see this room develop! And that Persian patterned Tile is a perfect backdrop too! Thanks for showing the mirror in such beautiful detail... it is one of the things I admire about your blog... you are so good at setting the "stage" for the minis!!!

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    1. Thanks Betsy,

      I think taking the photos is my favourite part. It's like the completion of the story. I do feel so lucky that Si pulled my name out of the hat, it has spurred me on so much.

      ML Fi xx

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  16. Glad the mirror got safely to you from the other side of the globe, it looks absolutely stunning and I am looking forward to see it in its final home.

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    1. Hi Elga,

      I know! Thank goodness it got here! Hopefully I will finnish the twins room soon and I can get started on it!

      ML Fi xx

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  17. The mirror will look perfect in your new Chinoiserie Drawing Room, can't wait to see it in place, and what other treasures you have got in mind for this room!

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    1. Hi Andy,

      yes hopefully I can come up with some lovely things that will create the special feel I am hopeing to create.

      ML Fi xx

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  18. Congratulations on winning the giveaway. What a generous soul Simon is! It's a lovely mirror and you'll certainly do it justice when you come to place it.

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    1. Hi Irene,

      Simon is extremely generous, and what makes it even more special is Simon has the pair to it!

      ML Fi xx

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  19. Oooh Congratulations! That is a lovely mirror. I look forward to seeing how you use it.

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  20. Hi Catherine, it is a very special mirror, lets hope I do it justice!

    ML Fi xx

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  21. This is a very beautiful and fantastic mirror. Understand that you are happy!

    Greetings from Lil in Sweden

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  22. What a beautiful mirror, Fi. Snowy the bear wants one!! It's very grand. Did I tell you that I nearly bought a very rococo mirror frame in Berlin, but was persuaded not to by the friend I was with at the time - I suppose I would have had to carry it round my neck to get it home, what with all our other luggage. I still kind of regret not having bought it. Anyway, your mirror is exquisite!
    David xx

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  23. Thanks, David,

    Mirror round the neck, hmmmm, I think you might have had a problem getting on the plane like that!

    ML Fi xx

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