Well, I still had extra minis that needed to go some where so I made a second story to my Olde Curiosity Shoppe and here it is!!
Below is a close up of the right hand side. Since this is the second story I thought it would be cute to add this cute little squirrel as if it got in through the attic somewhere and into the shop. I like to add what I call "surprise details" to my pieces. Notice the teeny tiny mouse in front of the knocked over torn up basket that has a toy train spilling out.
There was a small hole in the floor so instead of trying to fix it I decided to make it into a mouse hole! And...instead of buying hardwood flooring like I did for the main level I just drew on the flooring with a fine point black sharpie. I liked the way it turned out better then the store bought.
And here is the left hand side. I assembled the chairs from a kit. The bed is a 1960's Petite Princess brand toy and the round lady piece on the cabinet is a brooch that I put on a little plate stand.
And then there's the cute Lincoln Logs in the cart and the log cabin on the bed. The dominoes and dice were actually my earrings from when I was in Junior High, I just took the posts off.
So that is it! But let me tell you, just when I think I have it all figured out and a place for everything, I go out and buy SOMETHING ELSE! Do you ever do that?
I went to a flea market yesterday and found this!
And as you can tell, I have no where to put it so it is sitting right in the middle of the parlor floor!
I just couldn't pass it up for the price. It started out at $100, and the dealer had a 50% sale going on but I still decided to make an offer of $30 and she came back with $40, so there you have it! I was just so excited but then it wouldn't fit in my car so I had to do what I didn't want to do and call dear hubby and see if he could come with the truck! Luckily he wasn't mad about it, even though he thinks I'm a little crazy!
I'm already making plans for the transformation of this house to make it look more Victorian, like paint the fish scales in the gables white, etc. etc.
Below is an inside view... (sorry a little dark)
And it even came with a few pieces of furniture!! They all had the old Michael's price stickers on them. The dresser top I painted to look like marble, I always do that with my Victorian pieces that would have had marble originally. It even matches the full tester bed that I have in my Olde Curiosity Shoppe! But you know what that means, now I have to take things out of the Shoppe to help fill up the house!! Can you believe that?
And I will probably end up taking a few things out of the below white house, that is a little bit too over crowded, to add to the other house as well.
I think I want to make this one look more like how this style of house would have originally looked in the 1800's, with the antique furniture. But then again, maybe not! It does look a little boring! So who knows!
AND THEN, there's this kit that I got for $10 at an estate sale before Christmas! I think I will eventually make this one into a haunted looking house.
Well that is it but as you can see I will be busy for a long time!
I also want to show you a few things I have made lately, like this miniature hat box...
and this bakery is one I bought at a flea market over the Summer and redid it a bit by adding new lace for the curtains in the windows and door, adding the cat and the donuts to match the sign that was already there, and the gingerbread man.
And that, my friend, is all for now! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit!
Have a great week!
I am joining the following parties...
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
WE CALL IT OLDE with Dawn
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
TREASURE HUNT THURSDAY with Pamela
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Paula
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy