Re-exploring Key West

Sunday, October 31, 2010

National Dollhouse Miniature Month - Day 31 - Happy Hallowen

I have posted several things on Halloween this month and thought there would not be a better way to end this month of posting than my favorite Halloween scene. This put together in a gift bag (reimforced with foam core) behind Plexiglass. Finished with empty (sorry) candy boxes on top.

I want to shout out a great big Thank You to all my followers. I hope you have enjoyed this month of postings all on miniatures. If you just stopping by, stay awhile. If you are not a regular follower, I'd love to have you register as a follower.

Happy Halloween

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

National Dollhouse Miniature Month - Day 30 - Ladies Dress Shop Window

If you have been following these posts for National Dollhouse Miniature Month, I have talked about inspiration on these settings. The inspiration for this shop was the little resin models. Found them on a sale rack and they were the perfect size for a 1 inch scale box. Had them for a very long time until I got an empty wooden wine box. Then it all went together.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

National Dollhouse Miniature Month - Day 29 - Road Side Stand

This fellow loves the outdoors and loves all the produce at his disposal. Here he is at his roadside stand. One of the things I like about roadside stands is the other things you might find. On the table you will find hand made soap. What a treasure that would be.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

National Dollhouse Miniature Month - Day 28 - Let's do more gardening

If you have been following these postings, you probably have guessed that I like unusual containers. I had this lovely large jar with a great green lid. I decided to stage a gardening scene within the jar. I have taken several pictures from the top; because flash bouncing over glass doesn't create the best pictures.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

National Dollhouse Miniature Month - Day 27 - Let's garden

absolutely loved this hutch. It is a little large but still within the 1 inch scale. I decided to add my gardening items to the arrangement. I loved the lawnmower and tools that I put behind the hutch. I wanted something to look at from any angle. Still need a few more pieces, but certainly is a fun piece to view.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

National Dollhouse Miniature Month - Day 26 - Candle Shop

This candle shop is made in a gift bag that had little windows in it along with printed in the inside. I love candles and thought it would be a great little place for a miniature candle shop. I don't like the light weight quality of a bag so I reinforced the ends with foam core along with putting Plexiglas in front (just behind the paper windows and put Plexiglas on the top of the scene to keep it clean. Taking pictures is really tricky with the Plexiglas, because of the glare, but it gives you a good idea of the scene.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

National Dollhouse Miniature Month - Day 25 - Sisters

Posted by PicasaThis is an oldie but a goodie. It is one of my favorite miniature scenes. The container is an old clock box given to me by my sister. The dolls are from the same mold and dresses totally different. My sister lives in Missouri and I live in Florida so I made one of the sisters dressed as if she got off the plane from Florida. She has a suitcase behind the chair. You can see the resemblance can't you of the sisters. Having a great time.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

National Dollhouse Miniature Month - Day 24 - Scavenger Hunt

Last winter I participated in a Scavenger Hunt. We were given a list of 25 things that could be used and we had to use 20 of them. In addition to posting the picture of our new mini scene, we had to post the list of items used and how we used them (if not obvious). When I first started this I drew a total blank. Didn't have an idea of what I would do, but finally got a great suggestion and it just sort of built itself. A fellow miniaturist suggested I lay out all the items and then pick 20 of them. It went from nearly impossible to finished very quickly.
List of items

1- 4 paper clips - Decorative under window 2- 2 cotton balls - snow on ground and over window awning 3- 1 spool of thread, with or without thread on it - NOT USED
4- 2 feathers - NOT USED
5- 1 piece of 4 x 5 inch bubble wrap - To fill out toy sack
6- 1 plastic easter egg - sleigh
7- 1 cover for a small box - NOT USED
8- 1 drinking straw, any size or color - gutter down spout
9- 5 inch square of green construction paper - walls on side of scene
10- 6 inches any size width of ribbon - banner above scene “Believe”11- 5 popsicle sticks - fence12- 5 buttons of any kind - Wheels of sleigh & nose of deer
13- 4 inch square piece of aluminum foil - ceiling
14- 1 pen cap - body of deer
15- 5 x 7 piece of blue print fabric - toy sack
16- 5 toothpicks (round, flat or fancy) spokes of wheels & tail of deer
17- 2 q-tips - ears of deer and light bulbs in sconces
18- 1 empty toilet paper roll - cut into tiles in front of door19- 1 sponge - NOT USED
20- 1 Christmas or Hanukkah card - background of scene
21- 2 wire connectors, any size - sconces over door
22- 6 inches of yarn or thick string - tie for toy sack
23- 1 birthday candle - NOT USED
24- a paper plate - dessert or dinner size, any color - Red Paper Plate used as awning over window - frame for scene
25- 1 metal or plastic bottle cap from soda or beer - decorative accent on fence.
Box is Raisin Box

Saturday, October 23, 2010

National Dollhouse Miniature Month - Day 23 - Laundry Day

I love interesting containers for miniature displays. Just a normal old detergent bottle. Add a floor and some laundry stuff - presto - you have a laundry room.

Friday, October 22, 2010

National Dollhouse Miniature Month - Day 22 - Perfume Shop

Who wouldn't like a perfume shop. This little shop is made in a photo holder. I took the dividers out and that left a glass frame, sitting on it's side, made a great little shop. the Zebra is actually a button. I think it looks curte.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

National Dollhouse Miniature Month - Day 20 - Shabby Chic

As you can see by the penny in the first photo - these are little beds. They are quarter scale. I am shortly going to start a set of bookends that have room for 4 rooms, 2 on each bookend. I am doing bedrooms. One will be shabby chic. Isn't this a lovely little set. Don't know anything else yet like wallpaper, rugs, accessories, but will figure it out soon. Sweet Dreams.