Two rooms more or less completed this week and the house is really beginning to feel right. It's a good feeling when all the plans and ideas you have had start pulling together and I feel much more confident now about the dressing of the house. I have carried the lesson through though, leave a space if you don't have the right piece in your stash!
The furniture has come from a number of sources: The chair and sofa came with my bakery and I re-covered the cushions and crackled it. The lovely cushions are from Bear Cabin Miniatures, who sell lovely hand stitched pieces and furniture. The tall plant stand was from Masters Miniatures who sell a really wide range of furniture for all periods. The pumpkins were both Ebay buys, the character candle holder is by Wendy who has a real spooky website that I have just discovered. The little dragon side table is Jenny Kelm's.
The birdcage has been crackled and made ready for the fruit fairy I hope to find at the Kensington Festival. I have decorated it with fruit sticks and flowers to make her feel at home.
The display unit contains a whole mixture of items from all my favourite sellers: J.Dunn's raven, Jenny Kelm's books, Nikki Rowe's scrolls and various Ebay sellers.
You might notice the big gap in the centre of the room. I have tried everywhere to find an unfinished coffee table that I can crackle but have failed miserably. As I am going to paint it I don't really want to spend loads, so with my new 'best friend' Miss Balsa Wood I am going to have a go at making my own. I love balsa, it is so cheap and easy to work with plus if you have a disaster you can use the pieces for something else and not feel you have wasted lots of money.
This house kit had flat windows but I changed the windows to accomodate a square bay in all the rooms. I liked the shape they gave the outside but I was also under the mis apprehension that I had over bought and would need all these extra shelves for display....Ha!Ha!
So here I am with all these extra ledges. This is the sitting room window displaying one of Kat the Hat's wonderful creations, fabulous pumpkin porcelain by Sally Meekin whose work I love, cactus plants by The Flower Lady and more bits and bobs from my Ebay job lot.
Getting there bit by bit.
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