Monday, July 21, 2014

More Miniature Happenings!

Hello everyone!
I wanted to share with all of you my latest little project. I bought one of those little pencil sharpener phonograph's that I think everyone who likes minis has one of. I decided to make it a one of a kind and remembered in one of my Victorian Magazines one that was painted just beautifully. So here is how it turned out after the last brush stroke.
(The life sized one in the magazine belongs to Gary Yuschalk and Larkin Mayo.)

Here it is back on the table in the foyer of the blue farmhouse.

Meanwhile in the dollhouse, the children (and the two cousins in the back row) are sitting out on the front stoop waiting to welcome you with a plate of cookies. Would you like one please?

The adults are sitting in the parlor enjoying some views through the stereopticon and getting ready to play a little game of table croquet. Do you play croquet, table croquet that is?

I just finished the round center table, it was from a kit. The little marble top parlor table I had there was way too small and wouldn't hold everything I wanted it to so it is now in the Library of the Blue Farmhouse.
I also finished the below corner wall shelf too. I thought it turned out really cute. I think Queen Victoria approves of its Rococo Revival style. :)

While the adults sat in the parlor, down on the stoop the children got into a squabble and two of them decided to go upstairs and play Noah's Ark. It must be Sunday! Back in the Victorian Era children's Bible related toys were put away until Sunday and that was the day they got to play with these special toys.

Maybe if the children make up they will be able to visit the Zoo tomorrow and buy a souvenir.
(These pieces are in my real size china cabinet and are doll size but not miniature dollhouse size.  They are all vintage St. Louis Zoo souvenirs. I just bought the peacock teapot and corner stand the other day. I added the teacup and saucer, I thought it went together pretty well for a married piece.)

Well that is it for now, thanks so much for stopping by and have a beautiful week!

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