Hello Every One,
First of all I would like to welcome my new followers. Thank you so much for joining, I truly appreciate you taking the time to have a look and I hope you enjoy your time while your here.
I have called this post 'Just Pretend' because that is what I will need you to do. I need you to pretend that the wallpaper is indeed a Chinoiserie mural. I have had in mind from the early days of decorating this Dollhouse to make the Drawing room/Living room Chinoiserie themed. The challenge of painting such a mural in miniature is quite exciting. I have many sources of inspiration, the original from a book I love, Early Georgian Interiors by John Cornforth there are many beautiful images but here are just a few I have taken photographs of. I particularly like the colours of the bedroom which is in Erddig in North Wales and the design in the Bird Cage Room at Grimsthorpe Castel Lincolnshire if think this is very pretty and whimsical and it is a feeling I would like to create in Ambrosia Place. Perhaps with a little more patina though. I have a collection of Chinoiseire images on my Pinterest but I haven't worked out how to put the gadget on my blog so here is the Link if you would like to have a look. I keep a lot of my inspiration there.
The whole point to this exercise was to show you my new fire surround and lamp. The fire surround is from Pheonix Miniatures but I happened to come across it at the my local Dollhouse shop which is where I found the lamp which is Clare Bell. I have jumped the gun a little and gone off focus because am actually working on the Twins room, but, I have been painting the iron bed steads and thought why not the Fire surround as well...... My New Years Resolution - to do more posts. Post as you go Fiona!!! Take snaps of the work you have done and move on!! I couldn't help setting a little scene though......you know how it is???? I just want it to look nice!!
I have painted the fire surround in many THIN coats of off white because it has such lovely detail and I didn't want to spoil it. Above is a close up although still doesn't do it justice.The rather strange coloured table is a cheepy I stripped back and haven't painted yet. I think Si's mirror will look better with the chinoiserie, this one will go in the master bedroom. SO, this is why I want you to pretend!!!
Imagine how it will look!!
This is my moody shot of Pears, next is a warming shot, i have noticed the stem of the lamp is crooked so I must fix that!
I made the little Pears and thought it was a good opportunity to show them to you along with the lovely plates I told you about from Carrie A Lavender Dilly I have shown all but one that was too difficult to get out of the cabinet, it is a black Roster.
Now before I come to a close I would like to do a Shout Out for a couple of rather fabulous blogs I have come across in the last few weeks. AM first introduced him self here last week and I just love what he is doing, along with his adorable cat Thunderbird South Hampton Grey is his blog so please check it out, I know a few of you already have. I can't remember how I stumbled across Liduina's blog
Miniature House but she has so impressed me with her Brick work and her beautiful House I think you should all take a look!
Well thats it from me folks! Happy Minis!
ML Fi xx