Friday, May 27, 2016

A Cozy Dollhouse Kitchen

I recently started work on some more dollhouse minis.  Instead of 
the shabby chic theme I have used in the past, this time I decided
to go with a more traditional and cozy look.  I found a wonderful
miniaturist on etsy who creates charming minis and I want to 
share his work with you.

Matthew of Weston Miniature is the talented artist who created the
Framboise sign, the rustic porcelain rooster and the wine bottle.

Matthew also created the rustic bread boards.  Now I am not only collecting
full size ones for my own kitchen, but these mini ones from Matthew.

The Fortnum and Mason crate is also from Matthew, and he was so kind
to gift me the very cute Life is Sweet sign in the hutch.  Thank you 
Matthew!  I will be showing you more of his work in the future too as
he is helping me add some charm to a little reading room I am curating.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope y'all have a happy and safe
Memorial Day weekend!

Susan and Bentley 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Miniature Nursery Teddy Bear Tea

The miniature nursery has a few new additions.  Now there is a spot for
the teddy bears to have their tea :-)

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Monday, May 2, 2016

Look At How Cute This Is

I am currently working on a miniature sitting room/time for tea spot which I
am not ready to show you quite yet.  However, I just received something
I ordered last week and could not wait to show you!!!

It's a miniature framed portrait of a Yorkie and it looks so very much 
like Bentley!  Isn't is just the cutest?  I am so tickled with this.  I found it
on etsy from a shop called My Dollhouse Pictures.   It is actually
even nicer in person.  So, here is my first resource for you if you are
looking for any art work to hang in your dollhouse.  Not quite sure
how I will keep all these resources together for you, but I will figure
it out soon.

That's it for today.  I am going to join a few parties to spread the
word about my new mini site:

Metamorphosis Monday
Tweak It Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday

By the way ~ whenever I list a resource, I am not getting paid to
do this, I am just anxious to share things I find with you.  This
site is all about fun!  See y'all soon.

Susan and Bentley

Sunday, May 1, 2016

My New Mini Lovers Blog

As many of you know, I have a real passion for miniature dollhouses.
It all started quite a few years ago, but it's just been the past couple 
of years that my passion has become a reality.  While I still (yes still)
have two unconstructed dollhouses in the wings, I have been collecting
and showcasing my minis on bookshelves.  The particular scene you
see here lives in the library book stack in my studio and I can easily
see it from my desk.

I was very pleased when I was featured in The Dolls' House Magazine
last October and that feature encouraged me to keep on adding to 
my room and adding another room too.

Finding minis to fit a room is much like decorating a full size room.
There is a lot of planning and designing first and then the real work 
begins when I start searching for just the right pieces of furniture and
accessories that start to bring the dream into a reality.

Sometimes, when I can't find just what I want, I start to create my
own accessories.  The two books on the top of the hutch were made
by me.  After I tried two or three of these, I learned from my mistakes
and the future book making attempts were easier.

I made the little aprons too that you see hanging from the peg shelf.
I could not find buttons small enough, so I make them from clay.

And the skirt for the kitchen sink and the little calendar on the right.
So much fun!

The room I have  been working on recently, is a nursery for a baby girl.
I have been searching to find just the right accessories for this room, but
I am still having fun putting it all together.  Little by little, it is coming 
along.  It's a bit farther along now than what you see in the picture
above, and I will share the additions in a later post.

And …. besides my shabby chic rooms, I started working on
another bookshelf miniature display.  This one has more of an
English Country feel with warm and cozy colors and minis that
look more like antiques.  I did make the wing chair several years
ago, and once again, I learned from my mistakes.

So this new blog will be only about miniatures.  I will share
wonderful dollhouses by other miniaturists.  I will showcase
miniature artisans and also clue you onto resources for your
own mini creations.  I want this to be an interactive place, so
please feel free to share your own dollhouse creations, or ask
any questions you might have.  I'll be featuring tutorials too,
so again, let me know what you want to learn.

Miniature dollhouses are not meant for young children, but 
older kids and adults of all ages can have fun putting together
dollhouses, room boxes, or bookshelf rooms as I am doing.
It's a hobby not limited to women and girls, there are some 
wonderful male miniaturists as well.

Thank you for stopping by.  This blog will not be written 
daily, at least not for a while, but I will try to create a 
new post at least three times per week.  I hope that it will
be a fun place for mini lovers everywhere!

Susan and Bentley