Sunday, January 5, 2014

Miniature Project Reveal!

Hello and Happy New Year! I want to thank each one of you for reading my blog this past year and for leaving such nice comments. Even though I will probably never meet many of you face to face, I still consider each of you my friend. Thank you for that. May your New Year be a blessed one!

A while back I showed you all this photo of a miniature project that I would be working on...


A few of you made guesses of a general store, and that was pretty close. Here is the box after I wallpapered it and put in the hardwood flooring and added my shelving unit.


And here we go, the moment you've all been waiting for!! Drum roll please! *winks*


It is an "Olde Curiosity Shoppe"! Since I have so many minis that won't fit or go in my dollhouse, I decided this was the way to go. And I can even trade out stuff if I want to. How fun is that?!
Sorry the photos are a little dark. Here are some close ups of all the cuteness!
Notice the teeny tiny grey mouse on the front corner of the trunk, he's reading a teeny tiny newspaper!


The teeny antique porcelain doll is my very favorite!! The rocking chair and stool was a kit that I glued together, painted and added the decal.


Don't you just love the pretty shoppe keeper?


The little chair and white birdcage came from Hobby Lobby, in the Spring section. They have a whole row of fairy and gnome garden stuff! And  a lot of it works for this kind of thing.
Notice the cute little pelican below the gumball machine.


And the little basset hound peeking out from under the lady's dress. The cash register even has money in it, sorry I didn't have the drawer open so you could see it. On this corner of the counter is a little basket that I glued assorted tiny shells in and next to it is a little gold  case with a string of pearls in it and behind it is a Sailor's Valentine.


As you can see from the photos, I still have some shelf space for more stuff but my floor space is about all used up. I'm always adding stuff. I have been off for the past two weeks so you can guess where I've been. Searching flea markets and antique malls! I have two more identical boxes and have decided to stack them on this one for a three story shoppe. I have more furniture with no place to go, so it will go in there and maybe even have seasonal minis in there as well since I have so much of it.

Below is another project that I did recently. I got the little books at Michael's on clearance. I like the Victorian images on them.


I added all the stuff to make it look 3-D. I made the little candles for the tree, added the candy canes, gold beading and the toys on the one side, on the other side I added more beading, made the little white petaled flower, added the berries, leaves, pinecone and bow to match the picture that was behind it. And then I added the little house ornament.
My plan is to do something with the other two books as well.


Well that is it for my projects, I hope you enjoyed seeing them and I hope I didn't bore you too much.

I want to close by showing you a few icy weather photos and the Yule Log cake that my daughter and I made for Christmas day. I was a little lazy and didn't add any icing holly leaves or any color to it like I usually do.





Oh and I almost forgot little Livy dog in her New Year's Eve dress! Isn't she sweet? She wants to wish everyone a Happy New Year too!


I am joining the following parties this week, come and join in the fun.
DWELLINGS with Cindy
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY with Marty
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
WE CALL IT OLDE with Dawn
HOME with Sandi
THE CHARM OF HOME with Sherry
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy
PINK SATURDAY with Beverly

22 comments:

  1. Oh - my - gosh, Gina - your curiosity shop is AMAZING! Sooo much detail - I love it! And how cute is Livy!!! The Yule log looks amazing - I've never seen one with the 'branch' going off at an angle - awesome job!
    Happy New Year to you!!! Enjoy building your 2nd and 3rd story of your shop!
    Donna

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  2. Wow, Gina...the shop is amazing! The shelving unit is great. Did you make it? I love all the little lovelies in it.
    The Christmas tree room box does look 3D. Great job adding those details. Love Livy! My little Parker would love to meet her if we didn't live so far away ;-)
    Stay warm!
    Lisa

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  3. YUM! That yule log looks delicious and your shop is wonderful! Love all the details and how you are using them in that sweet space. I really need to get myself to a Hobby Lobby to check out some of the things you mentioned. Keep sharing your minis with us. I can't get enough!

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  4. Oh Gina! LOVE the curiosity shop. How darling! What are the dimensions of the box? And how did you do the shelving unit? Oh, please tell me. You know how I LOVE miniatures.

    Right now I'm working on a bakery/candy shop downstairs in a house and a second hand store upstairs. Need lighting though.

    Take care and oh, GREAT job on the shop. Where oh where did you get that darling little doll baby? Susan

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  5. What a cute miniature project, Gina. Happy New Year and stay warm!...Christine

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  6. Oh Gina
    I knew it would turn out perfect and beautiful since you was doing it
    I love the store clerk and her little dog by her feet
    your little bittle china doll is so sweet also
    and you decorated those boxes so pretty
    And yes dear this ice and snow ,well i'm tired of it
    Can you believe minus that is -35 this morning in central Missouri. I'm staying home again today .
    I have pictures to send of the victorian foot stool you soon as I figure out your email address
    Happy New Year
    Oh and I love sweet little Livy
    I am thinking about getting a little dog again

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  7. I love your curiousity shop. My antique shop was done for the same reason. And any excuse to shop at thrift stores, flea markets, or antique shops is an added bonus! Happy New Year!

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  8. What a wonderful post! Oh, my! I can NOT stop looking at your pictures! Gorgeous project!

    Thank you for sharing at Tuesdays at Our Home.
    Hugs,
    Maria

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  9. Gina, your Curiosity Shoppe is adorable! So many cute things to look at. Your Yule Log looks wonderful and so does little Livy. Happy New Year to you and your family and thank you for sharing your sweet post at my HOME.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. Your shop is really amazing! I love all the pictures - there are so many miniature details :)
    Great job! :)

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  11. A curiosity shop, how neat. The little wrapped packages and that rug on the floor. all of it is so sweet! Took some time to put all of the teeny little pieces in there for sure. The books you decorated from Michaels are such a neat idea and you decorated them so sweet, you have been busy doing some fun and very pretty projects.
    I like also the picture of the birdbath frozen over with the cherub. Looks like a good Christmas card that one would make. Livy is so adorable in her cute little dress.
    Thank you for visiting and leaving a sweet comment on my Christmas blog.
    Happy New Year to you and your family
    Betsy

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  12. Gina!!
    OMG!!
    I LOVE your Mini Shop!!! So incredibly cute!! You really did a fantastic job on it!!
    And all that ice!! Yikes! Every time it snows here, it rains and gets warmer and the snow is gone only to get more snow in a day or so. Strange weather!!

    Thanks for your visit!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  13. Gina, you courosity shop is adorable to think these are just extras,they went together so well. This is amazng, i'll have to check out this Hobby Lobby nowthat I'm in the US. I found a piano and stool today at an antique shop it needs a little tlc but is great

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  14. Happy New Year Gina! My little doxies, Gur & Zoe, send a "woof woof" to little Livy too! (I think that means they like her sweet dress) LOL

    Your shop it incredible!! I love everything in it and how you've placed it. You have a wonderful imagination of what the story is that's going on in the shop. That makes it come to life for me. The basset peeking out from under her dress, the tiny mouse on the corner of the chest, the parcels waiting for the postman, the stained glass window for sale, the Hitchcock rocker... it all tells a story of long long ago. And then there's your 3d books, very sweet. Love what you've done with them! You are so creative Gina! Thank you for sharing your gift of miniatures with all of us. Miniatures are one of my favorite things.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  15. Happy New Year Gina! My little doxies, Gur & Zoe, send a "woof woof" to little Livy too! (I think that means they like her sweet dress) LOL

    Your shop it incredible!! I love everything in it and how you've placed it. You have a wonderful imagination of what the story is that's going on in the shop. That makes it come to life for me. The basset peeking out from under her dress, the tiny mouse on the corner of the chest, the parcels waiting for the postman, the stained glass window for sale, the Hitchcock rocker... it all tells a story of long long ago. And then there's your 3d books, very sweet. Love what you've done with them! You are so creative Gina! Thank you for sharing your gift of miniatures with all of us. Miniatures are one of my favorite things.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  16. I love the old-timey look of all your miniatures, and the cute little dog behind the counter. And of course, YOUR cute little dog, precious in her outfit! Thanks so much for sharing this at my History & Home link party. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  17. Gina your shoppe is just fabulous! I love all the tiny treasures. You have me itching to get a doll house of my own some day. So many vintage lovelies. I love it!
    Big hugs,
    Patti

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  18. Gina, your miniature curiosity shop is fantastic! Livy is fabulous in the dress ;)! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  19. Hi Gina,
    I love visiting your BlogSpot! I wish I had a wee dollhouse like yours. It is so lovely and reminds me of things that I wanted when I was a little girl. Thank you for visiting me and I also think of you as a sweet friend! Have a wonderful week! Karen

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  20. Your vintage dollhouse is amazing! Thanks for joining HSH!

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  21. AMAZING !!! You did an outstanding job of making your shop. As you know ...I love mini's. also. I use them under my theater dolls. I also love the mini doll.I love this blog.Its one of my favorite's.I see that my bestie has been by.
    Livy is such a precious pup.Tell her that her outfit is perfect to start the New Year off.
    I have several mini's I'm not going to use.If you would like them...Email me your addy. No charge. Edie Marie and I met on my blog and we are the best of friends. She is from the North and I am from the South...LOL...We've already been to each other's house. So never say you will not meet someone face to face...LOL...I even had her eating crawfish. She loved them. That was a hoot...LOL...Anyway my email is tonidolls@ Hotmail.com
    I am downsizing ,so some of my mini's need a home.
    blessings on the New Year Hon,
    Marie Antoinette

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  22. Hi Gina,
    Well that is delightful, and I am sure a lot of fun, there are teeny tiny everythings... evn a cloche, love the puppy and the rocker... I have that birdcage, haha!! So cute! and your little darling pup in her dress is adorable!
    Have a great week...
    Hugs,
    Bella

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