This week seems to have flown past but I have been busy dressing my witch house. Thanks to all of you who left such lovely messages, they gave the push to get down to work. Here is the study furniture mostly finished.
This is a DHE bookcase which I crackled and then edged in gold rub 'n buff. The books are either Ebay buys or from the job lot of goodies I also got on Ebay. I have left a little gap at the bottom because I am not sure what to fill it with yet and I have learnt that when in doubt leave it alone and come back to it.
I used the same crackle on this whitewood piece from Miniatura. Most of the books come from either Treefeathers or are made from a kit by hilda7391. Can you see the fab rat by Pear Tree Miniatures, the tail is like an elastic band and it wobbles!
Another fireplace by Dollshouse Delights which came partly dressed. I have added the scrolls and plant, the gorgeous wobble witch I bought at the last Kensington fair from Susan Lee, and the beautiful lidded urn from the talented Brian Taylor of Grandad's Miniatures.
This desk came ready made from IckleBits on Ebay and I added various pieces like the raven by NickyCC, the skull, some scrolls by Nikki, a potion bottle by Jenny Kelm and one of my mandrakes. In fact it was this table that first made me think I could have a go myself at putting together different pieces but I still think it is a great piece to start with.
Put it all together and this is what I got....Still a few thing to tidy up, like the side window and there is a mirror to go above the fireplace. I have one of Debie's hats Piskies and Poppets on the chair looking really at home, a toppling pile of Jenny Kelm's books plus one of her hands holding the place under the desk. At my first visit to Kensington two years ago I bought the tree lectern from a seller who had lots of different pieces, I don't know who made it, any ideas? One of my favourite things is the original painting of the rabbit by barbplevan who has some great things in her Etsy store including miniature plates that I would definitely buy if Kensington wasn't looming.
So one room down four to go! The worrying thing is I have been collecting for this house for over two years now and it has become very clear that I have nowhere near enough pieces to fill it! It really will have to be a steep learning curve for me so that I can make more of the pieces myself. Can you get a mortgage on a dolls house?