Hello everyone! I think I need to change my blog name to Miniature Happenings, what do you think? (jk) Believe it or not before I got hooked on this miniature stuff I did post a lot about my antique furnishings (real sized) but since minis came into my life I seem to just post about them. So I'm sorry to my followers who don't have any interest in minis.
I have found and done a few things I wanted to share with all of you. First off, I bought one of those little pencil sharpener phonograph's that I think everyone who likes minis has one. I decided to make it a one of a kind and remembered in one of my Victorian Magazines one that was painted just beautifully. So here is how it turned out after the last brush stroke.
(The one in the magazine belongs to Gary Yuschalk and Larkin Mayo.)
And here is where she sits, in the blue farmhouse parlor. Oh but before I show you that photo I have to show you one more thing.
These are the pieces to a bed, and there were two sets in the bag when I found them at the flea market, along with lots of other goodies, but anyway after much thought and cutting and staining I made these pieces into a piece of fretwork for the parlor. But first let me show you the phonograph on the table in the entryway...
and if you look up you will find the fretwork...
Yes, Grandma is still sitting there quilting and wishing she had some more family living in this house besides the the baby out on the veranda! Well Grandma, your wish has been granted and here is the newest family member...
He is thinking about galloping around the newly fenced in yard, with new grass, on his stick horse but has told Grandma that he would sell some apples to any one who comes along first, before playing. Would you like to buy some apples?
Back inside the parlor is this new rug I got at a flea market for $4! Bigger then the one I had there, I moved it up to the bedroom under the cradle and rocking chair.
And no, I still have not replaced the awful looking iron furniture, I have to wait until just the right pieces come along. So anyway, enough of the parlor.
Now moving on to the Library where I have a new chair!
Isn't she a beaut?! I just love the fabric and shape of it. She puts the iron furniture to shame! I bought it at the Miniature Museum in St. Louis, my FAVORITE place, as I did the little boy and this beautiful embroidered baby quilt and blanket.
Moving on to the white English Rowhouse, the children (and the two cousins, in the back row) are sitting out on the front stoop waiting to welcome you with a plate of cookies. Would you like one please?
The adults are sitting in the parlor enjoying some views through the stereopticon and getting ready to play a little game of table croquet. Do you play croquet, table croquet that is?
I just finished the round center table, it was from a kit. The little marble top parlor table I had there was way too small and wouldn't hold everything I wanted it to so it is now in the Library of the Blue Farmhouse.
I also finished the below corner wall shelf too. I thought it turned out really cute. I think Queen Victoria approves of its Rococo Revival style. :)
While the adults sat in the parlor, down on the stoop the children got into a squabble and two of them decided to go upstairs and play Noah's Ark. It must be Sunday! Back in the Victorian Era children's Bible related toys were put away until Sunday and that was the day they got to play with these special toys.
Maybe if the children make up they will be able to visit the Zoo tomorrow and buy a souvenir.
(These pieces are in my real size china cabinet and are doll size but not miniature dollhouse size. They are all vintage St. Louis Zoo souvenirs. I just bought the peacock teapot and corner stand the other day. I added the teacup and saucer, I thought it went together pretty well for a married piece.)
Well that is it for now, thanks so much for stopping by and have a beautiful week!
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