Monday, 6 July 2015

Stand Back and Leave it Alone.......The Nook is Finished

Well I think it is....yes it is, definitely.....no tweaking or filling allowed. Definitely not. I will not tamper. Or over fill. Or add. Really, nothing else? 
Lots of photographs tonight as I can't help having fun with the camera, it's so rarely I actually finish a room. What's more it actually comes within a hair's breadth of being exactly how I imagined it.
 As usual the characters of my Harry Potter world are surrounded by animals. An owl by Annie Willis and cats by David Ward. I can't remember who made the mice, I have had them stashed away for so long. The rock candy baskets were a gift from Nikki Rowe and I have given them the Honeydukes treatment. 
 These over large bottles were a mistake purchase that have finally found a place. I have tinted them with glass paint and soaked the corks in wood stain. I have filled them with unwanted bath crystals from M&S. 
 So far I have left the back shelf empty......it may become a place for leftover jars from the downstairs shop. If I break my no over-filling rule. 
 The candelabra, by Erika Van Horne, has been placed on the back wall. I would still like a standard lamp I think. Gosh, I am a lost cause! The wonderful bowl of fruit is a white bisque piece I have painted and filled with individual fruit by Bels Mini World. Do have a look in her shop, Bel is also so helpful if you have a commission. Her food is among the best I have seen.
 Now there is space in the back corner. Should I fill it up with crates? I do so hate empty spaces. Maybe more crate piles one day? The Bat's Blood containers are novelty silver cocktail shakers for lip balm that I have sprayed and labelled.
 Some of the pieces are glued to the floor while others are Tacky Waxed just in case I decide to have a change around.
 I still can't make up my mind about the coffee table. There is a small amount of room amongst the witches. I only want a basic utility one to match Jane's furniture so I could try and make one and then decide.
I do love the way Lory's candles are looking on with such judgement!
I am going to leave it be now and return to the lower floor. Window displays beckon. I need to fill the windows before trying to fix the window panes. I think this will be easier to manage. 
Apparently rain is due tomorrow so I will be able to hide in the workshop all day watching/listening to the tennis. Perfect English summer day!

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  1. It looks fantastic Janice..

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    1. Aw, thanks Debbie you are very kind. It's always lovely to receive such comments from those whose work is so highly regarded.

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    1. Hi Lidi, I am really pleased with it, I have been smiling for days!!

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  3. I don't think it is finished! Surely, you can find room for something else. :)

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    1. Ha, ha.....now don't tempt me!!

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  4. You've done an amazing job, I've loved watching you bring this scene to life and those two characters just make me smile! x

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    1. Hi Ali, I must admit this is the first time I have stepped away and just wanted to smile and give myself a pat on the back. After ten years I finally think I have finished a room that does exactly what I hoped for!

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  5. Hello Janice,
    The room is perfect. I know how easy it is to try and fix "one last thing", but don't gild the lily!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac, you are so right. Little by little I am learning at last.
      xxx

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  6. I love it! I like all details, it's a great work!

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    1. Hi Paky, thank you so much for your kind words. It has come out exactly as I hoped.

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  7. It looks Fantastic! The candles are wonderful, as are the Old Witches! You are having fun!!!

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    1. I am having fun you are absolutely right, especially after the debacle of the roof it has been so nice to move on!

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    1. Thank you Faby. I am glad you are enjoying the photographs.

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  9. This is a really fun scene! I could not stop laughing along with her LOL!

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    1. I keep on smiling too, a whole room finished and I am completely happy with it. Unheard of !!

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  10. Oh, this is marvelous! Just the right amount of clutter. It looks like a great place to visit! Love the owl especially.

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    1. Hi Brae, what great company they would be for a lunch break. Not sure I would want to work with them though!!

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