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