Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter and Miniature Happenings

Hello everyone,
I have been having so much fun with my dollhouse that I haven't been doing much blogging, or Easter decorating! So I finally did a little decorating on the dining room table

and some decorating in the dollhouse kitchen and dining room.  The eggs are being dyed in the kitchen and notice the little bird nests on the plate, they are suppose to be fancy cookies and there's even a chocolate bunny next to that, and a bundle of carrots on the table for the Easter Bunny.

The dining room table is set with the Easter ham. Notice the Jesus picture hanging on the wall.

I decided to add a quilts to a few of my beds so I found in one of my Victorian Homes magazines a feature on Victorian quilts, so I enlarged the quilt images and glued them to fabric backing and put them on the beds. I cut up a hanky to make the sheet and pillowcase on the bed below...

and in the Old Curiosity Shop I added a quilt to that bed and made that pillow case and I made the quilt rack and hung a quilt there too. See, I told you I got a little excited about this quilt making business! Don't you just love the peacock perched up on the shelf? I do, I found that guy at Michael's and was quite excited about it.
It's supposed to represent a taxidermy one.

So now you know what I've been up to lately and why I haven't been blogging or decorating for Easter until now.
Thank you so much for visiting and may you have a joyous Easter. Praise God for that empty tomb and for His promises of eternal life.

I am joining the following parties...
PINK SATURDAY with Beverly


  1. Oh GINA! OMG. You are doing a fabulous job on the magnificent dollhouse. Oh my goodness! The details! The talent you have! Oh, breathtaking. Loved each and every room. The quilts are fabulous. And the little daffodils! WOWSERS.

    Gina, what do you use for the rods to put the curtains on? I LOVED your curtains. Oh, out of handkerchiefs! Amazing.

    And your velvet curtains in the living room are gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. Did you just make your own patterns? You are so lucky you can sew!

    Oh gosh. That was an Easter treat! Gina, what miniature shop is near you?

    Take care and have a blessed Easter. Thanks for the tour! Susan

  2. Your Easter decorations are lovely. On a recent antiquing expedition with my husband, I saw just an iron sofa like yours. It was rather expensive for just the one piece. I can't remember the exact price but it was around $70, I think. You may not want to repaint yours.

  3. Gina,
    The dollhouse is coming along very nicely indeed, love your Easter scenes and you did a great job on the bedding and curtains. Hope you have a blessed Easter!
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice
    How do you get such good pictures of your minis? I seem to have the hardest time with this, any suggestions?

  4. I think your Easter decorations are lovely!
    the dinner looks yummy I wonder who is going to have that feast?
    I really like the quilt you made for that little bed
    A really great job!

  5. I'm so glad we found each other online. I absolutely love seeing any and ALL updates to your dollhouses and miniature collections. What an amazing job you've done on your gorgeous dollhouse for Easter. Brilliant idea for those quilts. So many details! .I will be visiting this post over and over again. Wishing you a blessed Easter!

  6. You have been busy ! You have some great miniatures and are very creative in making things to go with them.
    Wishing you a blessed Easter.

  7. Gina,
    OMG!!! You have done a truly amazing job with your doll house!! I have to visit more when i have more time and absorb everything in these pictures. maybe tonight at work.... Shhh don't tell anyone!! LOL!
    I now want to play with my doll house!!!

    I don't know if you saw my post on Why I Retuned to Blogging but it is because of people like you who inspire and excite me that I will continue to Blog!!!

    Happy Easter to you and yours!!


  8. Hi Gina,
    I have missed seeing you and glad that you're back to sharing your projects. Your dollhouse is so sweet. You have found more lovely pieces for your dollhouse. I wish that I had one!
    Happy Easter!

  9. I see a slight glimps of your Victorian glass eggs, mine did not come out of there copper boiler this year. I am invited out, so they have to subside for another season. Happy Easter. Richard

  10. It is also difficult to make time for it all. Your Easter scene is quite lovely. I love your dollhouse it is so pretty. You have been decorated so many cozy room. You have a very beautiful collection of fine furniture.

  11. Happy Easter Gina
    Your Victorian doll house is lovely! I can't imagine having such a grand piece while growing up. Take care..

  12. Happy Belated Easter Gina
    Your house is lovely, I hope you find the right wall paper for the boys room, since you like to print out your own things here is a link to some nice wall paper

    good luck

  13. Your first Easter in the doll house is adorable, love the little eggs in the baskets in the kitchen and the ham on the dining room table
    Also aren't you talented ?making curtains and sheets and pillowcases from ladies hankies
    your doll house is just wonderful now that it has electricity and all, next you will have running water ?

  14. Gina, you are just having too much fun! I love the quilts, so clever of you. I love it all..Hope you had a wonderful Easter..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  15. This is so amazing! I have a big dollhouse in storage and I need to find a place for it and drag it out! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. I totally love seeing your doll house creation! I've not seen anything this cute in ages. I want my house to look like your doll house. So sweet.

  17. Gina,
    I have to ask you what type of lighting did you use and how did you get it to stay on the ceiling? Tape? What type of tape?
    I started a Series called Spot light On on my blog and did my first post shining the Spotlight on Kim from Victorian Parlor. The next one I thought could be on Doll Houses and i would love to feature a few bloggers with doll houses including you. would you be interested?


  18. So many truly fantastic pieces in all these pictures that I don't even know where to start! The treasure chest is a lot fun and add such a whimsical touch to a very serious scene. I love the lamp too and would want one in real-life size. :)