Thursday, January 12, 2017

Songstress Shelia's Charming Minis


I  am so pleased to introduce y'all to my dear friend Shelia, who
was bit by the miniature collecting bug recently.  


Here is Shelia with her husband whom she calls Mr Precious.
What a lovely couple and Shelia is cute as a bug too!  She
is such a fun and talented person.  I don't think there is 
anything she can't do.  If you don't already know Shelia, then
you must head over to her blog where you will meet her
wonderful family, take tours of her charming home, and be
amazed by all of her creativity.  You will find her at



Like me, Shelia does not have a dollhouse yet, but that has
not prevented her from creating adorable rooms in bookcases in
her sewing room.  Let's explore these rooms more closely.



As I said, I think Shelia can do anything she sets her mind to.  Look
at these adorable chairs and books.  She taught herself to make both
after watching some tutorials.  


I love her choice of titles!



Always on the hunt, Shelia found some unfinished minis at the dollar store,
just waiting for her artistic touch.



She gave the pieces a good base coat and then ....



she added hand painted decorative embellishments.  These are so sweet!


Check out this cottage style dinette.  I love the use of gingham and
floral touches on the walls, inside the hutch and on the chairs.
Perfectly charming!



Here are the two lucky inhabitants of the house, Lola and her cat Tang.
I think it is wonderful that the child in Shelia has never disappeared.
Her two grandchildren are blessed to have a grandmother with such a
young and cheerful heart.



Charming bedroom with a pretty quilt on the bed.  Tang probably wants
some privacy because it's nap time :-)



The nursery.


The bath with it's clawfoot tub and pretty wallpaper.  


The new dining room furniture.  I can't help but notice that Shelia has
some miniature Staffordshire dogs on the buffet.  She collects the full 
sized ones and so do I.  We are also both Texans who love our 
diet Dr Pepper ;-)




And here is Lola with her new washer and dryer.  She is waiting for the
construction crew to build her some walls.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed this tour as much
as I enjoyed sharing it with you.  Working with dollhouse minis is such
a delightful hobby.  I am glad that Shelia caught the bug too!

Love,
Susan and Bentley










Wednesday, January 11, 2017

One More Look at the Dollhouse at Christmas


I have been taking down the Christmas decorations ~ yes, I know I 
am behind schedule, but I wanted to squeeze out just a few more days.
Finally, it's time, not only to take the decorations down in the full size
house, but also in the miniature rooms.  Christmas stockings and pillows,
little trees and Christmas china ~ all being packed up very carefully
and stored for next year.



Little cottage rooms take on such a warmth and special glow
at Christmas.  


Tiny decorations, yet when you pull the camera in for a closer look
they could well be full sized, and of course for the little fairies, they are!



We all get a little peek into their special and magical world.



They even have their own teeny tiny Bentley :-)




The very girly girl fairies live in the shabby chic miniature rooms.
They are especially fond of pink ....



and like their pink Christmas stockings and pink poinsettias too.



The tiny angel at the tippy top of the tree will come down and lovingly
placed in a tiny box until next December.



The little pink Christmas cards will be saved too because they will
bring back happy memories next year.

So glad you stopped by today!  Please come back tomorrow when 
I have another miniature dollhouse to share with you.  I am so happy
to be featuring Shelia from Note Songs.  Her miniature rooms are an
absolute delight and you won't want to miss it!  See you then.

Love,
Susan and Bentley





Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Decorating for Fall at Kathleen's Dollhouse




I am completely in love with this dollhouse.  It belongs to Kathleen 
Holmes, and I featured it on my other blog several years ago.  You
can link up to part one of that tour HERE.  

Today I wanted to share some of her fall decorating with you.


Pumpkins on the mantel in this cozy living room.


In the dining room too.



And in the kitchen!

Kathleen and her husband just completed a major move into their
new full size home, and Kathleen's dollhouse was completely packed
away for that move.  She has been working hard to unpack all the 
dollhouse minis and putting them back in place.  So, we will
visit her again to see more of her fabulous rooms and decor.

One thing to keep in mind, Kathleen has been collecting miniatures
for many years.  Many of the things she has are one of a kind.
Don't be discouraged when decorating your own dollhouse.  Start
small and scour sites selling minis.  eBay is a good place to look
and etsy too.  Don't overlook estate sales.  There are also talented
miniaturists who sell their furniture and accessories too.  I will
introduce you to them also.  Starting and growing a dollhouse is
a very fun pastime.  And just remember, you can design it any way
you like.  Let you imagination soar!

Love,
Susan and Bentley





Monday, September 12, 2016

Dear Daisy Cottage Dollhouse


Aside from being enchanted by Kimberly McCole's full size 
cottage which she lovingly calls Dear Daisy Cottage, she also
has a tiny cottage full of her fun and cheerful decor in miniature.

Let's take a peek inside!



The rooms are decorated in bright primary colors.




There is a tiny replica of Kim's real live pup whose name is
Miss Maggie.  This miniature pup as her own name and it is
Miss Maisy.

So cute!








I love Kimberly's collection of miniature chairs in such cute fabrics too.





A sweet tiny apron just waiting to be worn.

There is a four poster bed upstairs with tiny crocheted shams and bed spread.



I so enjoy visiting other miniaturists.  It's fun to see their own spin on
creating a tiny world for us all to slip away to and enjoy!  

Thank you Kimberly for letting me share your charming world with others.

Love,
Susan and Bentley














Friday, September 2, 2016

Christmas at Ribbonwood Cottage


Now that it's September, the holiday season will be upon us soon and
I thought y'all might enjoy seeing some charming Christmas miniatures
by talented Debbie Booth of Ribbonwood Cottage.




I am completely in love with this adorable Christmas pillow on
the miniature porch swing!  It is one of Debbie's creations.





This hot cocoa station is so charming!





I love the colors on the island.



This island is devoted to gingerbread baking.  I so want to 
shrink myself down and join in the fun.





Look at the cute bedroom.  So cozy and festive.



An armoire filled with miniature quilts.  








I hope this gives you some ideas for your own Christmas miniature
rooms.  If you have not started a miniature collection yet, maybe
these darling rooms will make you want to start.

Debbie has an etsy shop where she sells her 1/12 scale minis.
She also makes accessories for Barbie and Blythe dolls too.
You can visit her shop HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Love, Susan and Bentley