Hello everyone! It's been a while so I thought I had better stop in to say hello and show you some things I have been working on.
I finally got around to making the lattice for the front porch of the blue farmhouse. It was a very tedious job but it is done.
Now I will turn my thoughts to making the little bit of board that shows into a yard of some sort with some landscaping. I went to Michael's and Hobby Lobby yesterday and found a few clearance bushes that I thought might work for lilac bushes and rose bushes. I will need to make the lilac bushes a little fuller and make some roses to put on the rose bushes. So I'll keep you posted on that.
Some time ago I bought the below hotel at a flea market for $5 and finally got around to restoring it a bit.
So here it is now...
It is 1/2" scale instead of the 1" scale like my other pieces but it was still kind of fun. I added a little color to it, added blue background inside the windows and added the shades. Replaced the tired old flower pot in the window and added another one to the porch. Hung a little lantern from the ceiling and a little cup from the "Loretta's home cooked meals" sign. So, anyway, that's that. :-)
And here it is with the bakery, I kind of have the start of a little village going on here. I have seen other little matching shops but have not purchased them, so now maybe I'll have too, huh?
I've also added a few little fun things to the second floor of my Olde Curiosity Shop...
Can you pick them out? Just kidding! Nothing major, I just added the Gone with the Wind lamp and the dollhouse.
And on this side I added that wonderful little crocheted coverlet on the foot of the bed, isn't it cute? And I added the washbowl and pitcher and the little white wood slat footstool, it goes with one of those outdoor yard chairs, that I don't have, and I can't think of the name of it right now.
And then check out this purchase I made for $5! It's a dacquerotype (sp?) that I really bought for the inside photo but look at the neat cover. Mary had a Little Lamb, how cute is that?
Here is the beautiful picture inside! It is dated 1858.
And here is where she hangs, inside my white dollhouse...
It was with much hesitation that I took her out of the case but I will keep the case and can put her back in there any time I want. :-)
Well my friends, that is it for now. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and have a great day!
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AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
HISTORY AND HOME with Dawn
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Paula
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy