Thursday, 29 August 2013

"HAL YAY YOU YA!" ( the bedroom of #43 )



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When my sister Catherine's daughter, Amber, was just a small child, she use to come running into my sister's bedroom, first thing every morning, jump into her mother's bed and sing, 
"It's a great new day mommy,... Hal yay you ya!" 

  Today, I also am singing "Hallelujah!" 
 This bedroom of #43 Green Dolphin Street is pretty much Done, Finished, Over!  
After just staring at it for nearly a month, I finally got the old mojo up and moving again and plowed through it to nearly the finished line and so Here it is finally ......   'Hal yay you ya!'  
Rise and Shine!

The sun is up and streaming through the bedroom window and falls first on the contents on the top of the hand- painted chest of drawers
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This chest of drawers is dressed with assorted perfume bottles, photos and lighting.
All of the perfume bottles are made by me from my collection of baubles and beads .  They are displayed on half of a silver locket which I found at the thrift store,  and which made a perfect vanity tray. I also made the picture frames and the pocket watch on a fine chain from jewelry findings and various odds and sods .  There is a chinese mud figurine that is a reference to the novel Green Dolphin St. when William, the hero, is shanghaied  in China.  The tilting mirror was a gift from a friend and the globe lamp is by Ni-Glo.

In this cottage, the vintage lighting is 'upgraded' to electric so that I can use a great variety of styles and mix it all up as desired.
This little chest of drawers is by author unknown, but it is such a pretty piece of furniture!   It is hand-painted on both  sides as well as the top and on the 4 drawer fronts, which all open but are not yet filled.  On the left you can see a brown leather bound journal that Janine of MINWORKS made for me.  It has a metal clasp and two tiny letters tucked inside that peek out from the top . 
( Perhaps, Love letters that William might have written to Margarite, the sister in the novel that William had loved and meant to marry, but didn't. )
The left side of the bedroom

To the left of the dresser is the bed.   I added some cotton fringe to the edge of the bedspread, new since my last posting, and I like the effect.  The picture is in the same position as before but now there are wood beams framing the walls.  The beams are made from the cedar flooring that is included as part of the Greenleaf doll house kits;  horrible for floors but great for rough ceiling beams!  I glazed over the wall paper and muddied it up a Lot!  You can see the streaks of the glaze that should have been better applied than it was, but no matter.....  The subtle pattern is now a whole lot harder to distinguish, and that is Good, because the fireplace wall was different  paper pattern and now it  blends in better, and the difference won't now be so obvious.  

( hallelujah)
 I like the look of the walls to be rather 'old' looking, although I feel I was a little over generous with the glaze in some spots!
 sigh....
 too much of a good thing, this time, but it does add more atmosphere.
Fresh laundry

Ah, I see that the laundry has just been brought up and is on the bed waiting to be put away.   I wonder where, because there is no cupboard in this room;
 But anyway, doesn't it look pretty?
An overview of the left side of the bedroom and bed.

Folded Bed linen and on top;
 some fresh ladies handkerchiefs

And on the carpet,

a leather satchel that I purchased many years ago at the Seattle Show.  It has a couple of straps with tiny buckles and stitched handles, very Victorian looking.  The area rug is photocopied from a magazine and then onto fusible cotton copy-paper purchased from Wal-Mart. I then glued the copy paper   onto thin wool felt to give it some body.  The package instructions suggest that you iron it onto your project, but I found that some of the color faded out when I did it before and so I by-passed that step and just cut out the print, spray glued the back and adhered it to the felt and then cut the carpet shape from the felt.  I touched up any white edges and then installed into the bedroom.   This is not the carpet I had originally planned to use but  I ended up choosing it because of the bold floral pattern that picked up the more delicate painted design on the chest of drawers.  Blues and terra cotta, russet and browns,  are a running theme in both the Parlor and the Bedroom.  The colors in the rug are big, bold and strong enough to downplay the pattern in the vintage linoleum that is on the  floor.  Mixing these two patterns, one on top of the other, is not always easy and yet to me I like the unique strangeness of this combination.
A closer look at the bag
and the rug
And tucked under the bed, is an old suitcase a long ago purchase,  that is used for extra storage in this room.   When planning this space, it came down to whether I desired a fireplace or a closet for clothes in this bedroom and I opted for the fireplace, so the overflow of any extra clothes has to be stored under the bed. 
Looking towards the right  side of the room you can see the second half of a folding screen, that I made  ( the other half is downstairs in the Parlor).  It was made using a magazine photo and pasting it onto mat board and then cutting into panels and sealing with paint and glaze.  It carries the terra cotta color that is initially introduced on the walls and also in the area rug and in the pattern on the curtains.
The screen serves no other purpose than to fill a corner.  Some storage boxes are right in front of it on the floor.  The boxes contain the toiletries and other necessities that are not able to be stored elsewhere in this cupboard-less cottage
the ceiling fixture
Above the curtained window hangs a milk glass chandelier.  This is a standard commercial fixture that use to have a plain white shade.  I customized it with a very thin layer of Pink Gallery Glass Paint, followed with a touch of Amber glass paint.  It gives a softer glow when lit.  Right behind the hanging lamp is an oval framed vintage picture of a still life with fruit.  No doubt more kitchen/ dining room appropriate but I like it here anyway.  Sometimes, things don't necessarily seem logical but are 'quirky bits' that make the space seem more personal and real.  I have many art pieces in my own home that I mix in with the unexpected and they work beautifully together.  Personally, I like things to compliment and to harmonize, but to Not Match if possible,

  and Other than the bed comforter and the curtains, nothing else in this room is a perfect match. 
The fireplace wall.
 This wall is not yet entirely finished and later I will show you what is left to do , but as you can see, it is upright and the lights are on and the mirror is anchored and I've added a medallion above the mirror and painted it out to look like a carving in the wood panel.  In reality it is a gold plastic button backing that had an interesting cut-work pattern and a flat back. It eats up some of that dead zone between the mirror and the ceiling without being too obvious;


 there but not there.
and on the mantle,
I've opted to keep the mantle rather sparse, unlike the mantle in the Parlor which is fully loaded.  This display features a pierced porcelain plate that I purchased at the West Coast Miniature Show this past June.  I found the plate stand in my junk box only just recently.  The bronze French calvary officer is a RISK gaming piece.  This was an older edition that had French Napoleonic soldiers, canon  calvary and infantry in boxes of colored plastic armies that you tried to 'conquer the world' with.  I  bought the game for my son's Christmas Present, many years ago.   When he got tired of 'thrashing his foes'  he put the game away.  I would  secretly raid the game pieces and steal a soldier from each color.  Later, I would paint and age them with different finishes.  Fortunately, My son never missed these casualties of war, and now the company who makes the game RISK, uses only generic blocks for colored armies rather than these little figurines.  Boy, was I thinking ahead or What!!???
( heeheehee )
yes I know...
My Bad
Detail of the front of the fireplace and the mantle and mirror
These bronze baby shoes and the double  baby photograph is from
FATS.  Isn't it wonderful?
She's such a clever lady!
An overview of the fireplace wall.  I have a William Clinger Windsor chair, stationed to the right of the fireplace, with a slouchy toile cushion on it, which at least gives the lady of the house a place to sit and read comfortably, sip a cup of coffee or tea  and/or put on her shoes.  Visually, it balances the  visual 'weight' to the right of the fireplace. 
A closer look at the focal point of the bedroom
and the 3 storage boxes in the corner, on the floor.
the coal fire
I made a coal fire for the fireplace and discovered that if you use Gallery Glass 'Lead' Paint, it gives a very dense and realistic looking charcoal briquette.  I let it dry a bit and then squeezed on a tiny bit of gel school glue and then topped  it with some Real Life ashes from my Real Life fireplace and let it fall onto the hearth as well
 Real Ashes!
A nice warm fire to curl up next to
The sun is still up
so let's do a quick review
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The view with the lights off and the sun light streaming through the curtained window.  I like this photo.  It looks like it could be a garret room in a tall walk-up apartment somewhere in Paris.
View from the top
With the lights on
and
My very favorite shot with the lights off and only the sun shining in.
 I Love this picture!
So this is the end
 and this is my
 Vintage Victorian  Bedroom,
 as it stands right now.   It is finished ..... well almost .  All it needs now is a 
DOOR!

(to the loo)
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my door
To be continued .........

"Hal yay you ya!"

elizabeth

94 comments:

  1. Dear Elizabeth,

    Ohhhhhh....what a perfect room !!! All fits perfectly together. I love your linoleum with the carpet. The suitcase under the bed. You did a great job. I like to see your next project.
    Hugs Dorien

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    1. Hi Dorien! I am so pleased that you like this room, Thank You so much for saying so. I know that the old linoleum is rather unusual and the rug atypical but I think that they work well together in this room, too. I am very pleased that the suitcase under the bed is only just visible because it helps to understand the lack of available storage. In reality, Dorien, I have a stuffed suitcase under my bed as well. I never have enough storage and neither does this mini lady! My next project is making the bedroom door so that the little lady will have access to the loo and I only hope that I don't run out of Mojo again before I can get to it! :D

      elizabeth

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  2. "HAL YAY YOU YA!" : quelle ambiance chaleureuse que cette chambre ! lumière, tons chauds pastels et tous les détails qu'on peut admirer, quelle jolie réussite que cet ensemble !

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    1. Bonjour Claude! I am delighted that you have noted the quiet atmosphere in this bedroom as I was really trying to make it feel restful! Thank you, Claude for such a lovely compliment! This is a room that is one that I know that I could sleep quite comfortably in every night and then awaken to birdsong and sunshine caressing the pastel color of the walls. Ahhhhhh

      elizabeth

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  3. Привет Элизабет!
    Вы говорите, что к иногда добавляете к определенному стилю нечто не соответствующее этому стилю. И это Вам нравится. Мне кажется как раз это придает помещению настоящий жилой вид. Создает уют.
    Мне нравится как вы скрыли над зеркалом пространство . Это удивительно!
    Замечательная идея с солдатиком! Надо покопаться в игрушках сына:):):)
    На кровати лежит чистое белье. Это создает динамику жизни. Через минуту зайдет хозяйка дома и уберет с кровати вещи.
    Очень интересный ковер. Крупный узор подавляет расцветку линолеума. И поэтому линолеум практически незаметен. Видно теплый, старый ковер.
    Как свет делает картинку натуральной, живой, дышащей. Особенно, когда остаются тени или отсветы на стенах и окружающих предметах. Проходят через флаконы!
    Я каждый раз переживаю море эмоций приходя к вам в блог! Спасибо!
    Татьяна

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    1. Hello Tatiana! I Thank you, my dear friend! I think that your comments are always so welcome to me because you express so well the Emotions, and that is what I want to happen! These would only be a collections of 'things' unless it calls up something inside that makes you Feel something! Your observations are always spot on, too. I am glad that you have given your full support and approval, to my dipping liberally into my son's toys, hahahhah !!! If he ever calls me on it, I will have you for back up! :D

      elizabeth

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  4. Hello Elizabeth,
    Amazing! quite simple amazing! Once again your finished room has a completeness about it and an attention to detail that is unparalleled! I say it often, but it really looks like a life size room and I feel like I have been through it. Amazing! The room is so beautiful that the pictures could be made into post cards. I love the carpet and the wall treatment is wonderful. Some pictures made me think of Brooke Tucker's work. Elizabeth, you said it best: HAL YAY YOU YA! In future, when you do not feel inspired, take all the time you need because when you get inspired, you do so with a vengeance. Lady Elizabeth, the 10th muse!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. You my dear Friend have made me laugh out loud! Thank you Giac, for all of your wonderful words to me! They always bring me such pleasure! Yes, I do seem to work by going from zero to 60; more often than not. Things can only simmer for so long inside my head, before they finally boil over and that is when I start getting busy! I am so glad that the look of this space appears Real to you, Giac! That is my objective but a lot of is due to the camera! I think that I must be getting better at taking pictures, because I am even surprising myself!
      Again a Big thank you and also a Big Hug!

      elizabeth

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  5. It's a nice bedroom. I like the little details and the ceiling is very particular. The floor is original.
    Bye, Faby

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    1. Hello Fabiola! Thank your for your compliment! It is the details that I like too and I am glad that you enjoy the ceiling! Fitting those pieces together was a real pain initially and there were quite a few gaps that were not so pretty. By trimming everything out with the packaged wood floor strips, that I split in half lengthwise, I was able to seal the gaps and give some extra detail to the ceiling. The wood is so thin that it is easily cut with regular scissors and since I have lots of it, it was also economical! Thanks Faby, for your comment!

      elizabeth

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  6. Hi Elizabeth, Sam here,
    Your title made me think of the Chris Rice song, "Cartoons". If you haven't heard it you should look it up. It is cute and funny. (Hal yay you ya!)
    On another note, this bedroom is exquisite! Your detailing is amazing.I agree with Giac, it is post card-picture worthy.
    And by the way, fresh laundry on the bed is adorable! (I wish my laundry would magically appear clean and folded on the bed.)
    You are an incredible miniature artist and an inspiration to me. Thank you for your lovely posts and for being you!

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    1. THANK YOU, SAM! I googled up the "Cartoon" song and I LOVE IT! Scooby do be do Ya! My sentiments exactly!
      Thank you also for your wonderful compliments, Sam! I love adding the Extras that make a house truly a home. The laundry was a last minute decision. I have stacks of it and have given a lot to Janine to use in her Chateau 'Bird' bedroom over at MINWORKS. She actually has a cupboard to put it in. I decided I wanted to use up some of what I still have. Usually it has a silk ribbon around it and a label, but I took it all off and left it loose so that it would appear to have been just brought upstairs. I love the look of things just lying around, waiting to be eventually retrieved by the occupant. It leaves the viewer waiting expectantly as well!
      I am delighted with the Look and I am especially pleased, that you have enjoyed it too!

      elizabeth

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  7. Oh my! The mood you evoked is incredible! For some reason I began thinking of my grandmother. I could easily see her in there. From the thoughtful layout to the careful photography your room is just so lovely!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Grandmommy! I am all about the Mood! Trying to capture just the right one to suit the interior is always a challenge and I know when I am off the mark and when I am on. This room has undergone several revisions trying to get that elusive something that I chased down and finally was able to capture! My Parlor is very congested and fussy and with something decorative on every wall and on every surface. In this room, I pared it down so that there would be a restfulness mood and an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, with just enough details to make it interesting to view. I am so happy that you have enjoyed it and the photography, Grandmommy. That is a great compliment to me seeing as how bad I was when I first began this blog! Hal yay you ya!!!!

      elizabeth

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    1. Eliana... I Thank You! I am very very happy that you like this bedroom, and your compliment means a Lot!

      elizabeth

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  9. Ahhh m'lady beth, you do create such finery with your nimble fingers.

    How can such small items transport my mind into such a grand place?

    How do you use a simple bead and have me smelling a waft of beautiful perfume.

    While everything is the most lovely, my favorite touches are the ashes and the suitcase, because its like finding a little secret place within a already magic scene.

    enamored, Jane

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    1. Awww Sweet Jane! Such a romantic and poetic comment, THANK YOU! Making those perfume bottles was fun! They are the most simple of any styles that I have ever done. In reality, though it is not advisable to leave your fragrances exposed to any direct sunlight, but artistic license had to come into play, as I really wanted the Light to pass through them, as Tatiana mentions in her comment. So I had to throw caution to the wind and perhaps that is what you are also smelling as well as the Chanel no.5, Jane.... heeheehee!
      I am so glad that you like the suitcase under the bed and the ashes on the hearth. When I was applying the ash on top of the glue, I was thinking of You, Cinderella and those FANTASTIC LITTLE MICE that you have just posted about! They are such cute little critters! You are one fantastic artist, and I thank you for your lovely and enchanting words!


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  10. Wow! You really have an eye for the details and cozy, lived-in, romantic style. I just love peeking in your rooms. If I could be shrunk down to the size of Mrs. Tittlemouse, I'd be happy as a clam staying there for a long while. Beautiful, beautiful work! xo Jennifer

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    1. Hello Jennifer! I thank you for your description of this bedroom as cozy and lived-in and romantic! I really want all of my work to look Lived- in and cozy, Jennifer, cause usually the person living in the dollhouse is Me! Me, as the garderner or the child or, as in this case, the lady living at # 43 Green Dolphin Street! I scale myself down, just like Mrs. Tittlemouse, and I go in and out and up and down, dusting and cleaning and tidying up! Busy, busy, busy! At the end of the day, I flop down on to the vintage bed, say my prayers and fall right to sleep. In the morning when the sun is teasing my eyelids open, I look around at the pastel colored room and sing in my heart " Praise God,... It's a Great New Day, Halelujah!

      elizabeth

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  11. Hal yay you ya! Had no doubt it would be SPECTACULAR! The only problem here is that The Garfield will be having to compete with The Arthur in 2015!...Yikes! This is a lot of pressure! Beautiful! Charming! Amazing! and on and on....
    fats

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    1. Hey Fats! What are you thinking about 2015 for?!!! Seize today! Just take a deep breath, calm down and don't let the Garfield overwhelm you, Fats! You can get it done now that your daughter's wedding is over and out of the way. There is still lots of time and you are the Queen of Time Management! Did you see the your little bronze baby shoes on the mantle? I just love them and thank you so much for them. I tried many different things to dress the space, but once I tried out the booties, I knew that I had found the Perfect accessory. And all thanks to you my dear friend.

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  12. This bedroom looks really like someone lives there. You're very good at adding wonderful details to make it so real. I love it.
    Geneviève

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    1. Bonjour Genevieve! Many, Many thanks for your generous compliment! I really strive to make each detail that I include, to be Natural to the space and to the story that I want to tell. I am always disciplining myself and making revisions and deletions and constant reviews, all along the way. In the end it is all worthwhile, when it is so well received by you Genevieve. Your comments are always a pleasure to read and enjoy!

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  13. La habitación es preciosa, acogedora y ordenada. Me gusta como vas describiendo la colocación de cada cosa en función de la personalidad de su propietaria. Me encanta la alfombra y me parece genial como has resuelto el fuego de la chimenea.

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    1. Hola Isabel! Many many thanks for your wonderful comment! I also like a tidy house and yet whenever you live in a space there is always bound to be a little mess somewhere! heehee! That is why I left some ashes from the fireplace to soil the hearth and make it look as though the burning coals broke apart in the heat and the ash left some soot. I believe that every single piece of the accessories, is a way to tell you more and give you a picture in your head of the mini occupant, so that you can put yourself into the scene too! If you are involved mentally then the scene has become a success! I am delighted that you have enjoyed it Isabel. I love this room too!

      elizabeth

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    2. Hi again Isabel! I want to add that I have been to visit your blog earlier today and I am IN LOVE WITH YOUR BALCONY RAILINGS! WoW!!!! You do some beautiful soldering work. Each balcony is perfectly wonderful and I can hardly wait until you add your flowers and other accessories; they are Amazing!

      elizabeth

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  14. What a lovely way to wake up on.
    Your photos are so beautiful, you manage to take your photos so I think that I look at pictures in size 1-1. So fine detail with the light into your accessories.
    I love your style, you have a special color scala which is so completed. There is an elegance along with a cozy atmosphere in your room. There are so many beautiful details from the light in the room to the fireplace and the perfect bag.
    As for your bedspread, are you doing your fabric yourself?
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Ohhh Wyrna! You are such a treasure! You say so many wonderful things about my work and I feel the same way about Yours! I Am getting better and better with the camera and the way that you are viewing this room is all because of my new obsession for taking the photographs which is almost more fun than making the room!
      Thank you for calling this room Elegant and also Cozy!
      I think that this is a good description. I always think of the French woman as very elegant! This cottage has it origins based on the novel Green Dolphin Street, and Two sister's in it, are of French nationality and culture, and living in the English Channel Islands! They live with a foot in each country being right in the middle of each nation and that is translated as a Big part of the development of this stone cottage bedroom. The bedspread is actually a cut up man's thermal undershirt and it has the texture of old Chenille, very vintage looking. I found a great source for the making of the cotton fringe, Wyrna, and if you like I can share with you how I did it. It is very easy and very effective and very CHEAP! hahahha Always a Plus!

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  15. Hi Elisabeth! This room could have been situated in Paris, I think it has an atmosphere like that! It also seems to be very quiet and peaceful in there, I think I can sleep there :D! But I am afraid I also will need that door at night to go to the loo......a problem of elder women, huh ;)?? I always am mulling why everyone wants that their miniature rooms, or dolls houses have to be perfect?? I am afraid I dont like this :(! I really like rooms or houses where is living someone and who uses stuff like suitcases, bed linen, things for daily life, no matter in what timeperiod (s)he lives and who just like me need a door to the loo at nights...........:D!!
    I hope you are not angry on me for saying this ;)?
    Hugs, Ilona

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  16. Hello Ilona! Yes, I thought it has the look of somewhere in Paris too! I think of it as very quiet and very peaceful and as a place to relive the events of the day and then fall gently to sleep! .... Only to wake up in the middle of the night needing to get into that bathroom!!!! hahah! I better get on it or you will change your mind about coming back to visit me again! I am glad that the bed piled with linen appeals to you and also the suitcase under the bed. I agree that Life in Motion is so much more fun to view and it also allows you to participate in the room! I am delighted with your comment and the wonderful compliment that you have paid to me, Ilona! I am a great admirer of yours and your comment makes my day!

    elizabeth

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  17. I just realized I love drawers ;) This one is stunning! And the whole room is so cosy and looks like "a real" room. Very well made.
    And I just love the story about the singing child, what a great way to wake up in the morning =)
    Hannah

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  18. Hello Hannah! Yes! Isn't this a Beauty? I think that I bought this back in the early 90's and am only now using it! I have looked everywhere for a signature without success but this little chest is very well constructed and the hand painting is a real pleasure to behold! Thank you for taking the time to comment and for your compliment Hannah! My sister, told me this story about her daughter Amber over 20 years ago and I have never forgotten it! It just goes to show that even these little incidentals in life can affect others long after they are past into history. Little things CAN and DO mean a Lot!

    elizabeth

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  19. Дорогая Элизабет!
    Я смотрела фотографии и читала пояснения к ним, как красивый роман. Представляла, как пахнет свежестью постельное бельё, как уютно сидеть возле камина и смотреть на огонь.
    Любовалась милыми вещами на столе, хотелось достать чемодан и посмотреть что там :)
    Вот такая я любопытная :)
    Понравилась история!
    Спасибо! мне очень понравилось у вас в гостях!
    С наилучшими пожеланиями из России. Елена.

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    1. Hello Elena! I am so happy that you have made yourself at home here in the bedroom and are sitting now by the fire in the comfy chair, smelling the scent of the fresh linen that is on the bed! That lets me know that I have succeeded with this room, Elena, when you place your own self within the scene!
      One of my very favorite smells is that of laundry that has dried on the clothes line and then ironed. It reminds me of my Great Grandmother who use to take in ironing to supplement her income. She would have the laundry rolled into balls that she had sprinkled with some water earlier and then she would proceed to iron them slightly damp, and I would sit under the ironing board and listen to her sing along to the hymns on the radio or she would tell stories of when she was a pioneer up from Oklahoma and into Alberta, Canada. Her stories
      were enthralling when she told them with the steam from the iron hissing above my head. Since then, I have a real fondness for stacked miniature Laundry, a tribute to my great grandma, Mattie Mae Casey!

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    2. О, у нас в России тоже были пионеры и я была пионеркой, и тоже любила слушать радио и петь песни:)
      Елизабет, вы очень красиво, с любовью и нежностью рассказываете про своих родственников. Ваши истории приятно слушать. ♥ Елена.

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    3. Hi again Elena! I never knew about Russian pioneers, how Interesting! When my grandmother used to tell me stories while ironing above my head, I was very young and I listened but I have forgotten most of what she said with the exception of just one or two tales. You say that you also are a pioneer!? Fascinating, Elena. Write it down your stories because it is so important for them to be able to be passed on! I never thought of how important it was until I was grown up and my grandmother, had passed on and those stories went with her. :( But the memory of her telling them to me is what I will Always cherish.

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  20. Oh, My Dear Elizabeth! Where to start! This room has bowled me over!!! It is just Enchantingly Rosily, Faded and Gloriously Detailed and Serenely Sparsely furnished.... It is Perfection in a Garret!!! I love your description of the button medallion over the mantle... There but not there! And the Fireplace itself.... there is Nothing about it that I don't Adore! Even more because it is all unique and made from "stuff".... and same with the bed... all unique and infused with both Charm and originality and Beauty! And then you add the carpet and the lights and the accessories... and I am Swooning with pleasure! I agree with you completely that it could be a garret in Paris.... And I wish I could just climb in there and cozy up in that bed!!!! Hal Yay You Ya Indeed! It is Magnificent!!!

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  21. So Betsy dear ..... Does that mean you like it???? ( Big Smiles)

    Thank you my dearest lady, you have made an already wonderful day, even Better! You had earlier, asked me about seeing the curtains and in wanting to get them up, the wall the lights, the roof the window, etc, etc. all had to be installed prior to that happening. I ran head first into some major roadblocks along the way but I would not be detoured and pressed on, gaining momentum as each next step was accomplished. In the end, I surprised myself at how much of a Parisian garrett it began to look like; but then I am always surprised at how the rooms finally decide how They want to look! But I am awfully glad that you like it Betsy, and you are always welcome to cosy up in this bedroom anytime you are in town. See, I have the fresh linen for the bed, already on Stand- by! :D

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  22. Cette chambre est un écrin. Les tons choisis, le linge sur le lit, les bibelots ... rendent cette pièce chaleureuse. On éprouve une irrésistible envie de se lover dans le fauteuil, écouter le bois craquer et .. Rêver ! Une petite chambre au charme certain, où il fait bon vivre et aussi ... dormir !
    Bonne et belle journée Elizabeth ! rosethé
    * j'attends la porte !

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    1. Good morning Rosethe'! I am so pleased to hear that you are wanting to sit in the chair and Dream! What a lovely compliment! I find the draw to inhabit this room , irresistible to me too, Rosethe! I love the sound of a fire burning, hearing it crackle and watch all the Shadows cast from the flames. I use to have a Real Life arm chair that I nicknamed The Sleepy Chair, because that was where I was sure to fall asleep, especially with a book in my hands; age will do that to you, won't it? :) Never fear though, Rosethe', a door to the loo is on its way, but feel free to dream here a little while longer, if you please!

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    2. je suis encore là ! J'aime aussi le feu dans la cheminée (j'en avais une, avant ) Les ombres projetées sur les murs sont parfois, juste un tout petit peu angoissantes, vite se cacher les yeux à demi et et rêver aux fantômes (sympathiques). On aime avoir un petit frisson, non ? Elles sont aussi très joyeuses ... fées, lutins ou sorcières lol !
      Bonne et toujours belle journée ! rosethé

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    3. Hello again Rosethe' I am glad that you have made a return trip! So you approve of the fire too... this is good! I can sit and watch it for a very long time and can almost fall into a trance by watching the movement of the flames! The mind can play tricks on you and I know what you mean by getting spooked by the strange shadows on the walls. A cheap thrill, yes? haha
      Anyway., Rosethe' you are Always welcome here!

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  23. Absolutely stunning every little inch of it. The clean linen has obviously been left there until she can get round to changing the bed (now you don't need a place to put it) - clean hankies in the drawer, bed changed and dirty laundry downstairs. I grew up in a bedroom with absolutely no drawers or chest or wardrobe or anything - clothes got folded and shoved in an airing cupboard on the landing. Reasonably comfortable Victorians usually managed with a trunk and a chest of drawers. Lucky if they had three frocks. So this lady has ample room. I bet her suitcase is full of bits and bobs - mementos collected over the years. Do you have a post on how you made the lovely curtains - Iwant those so much for my Chocolat?
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    1. Em, what a great explanation and what a Terrific Reference you are! THANK YOU! This occupant is living in a slightly renovated cottage and has a love for all things Victorian but she does manage to live with the less is more credo with regard to her clothing especially. When I was working as a flight attendant ( back in the stone age), we use to pack our suitcases with the one to wear, one to wash and one at the ready, for whenever we had a layover for any length of time and so that is what I am using to help this mini lady and her miniscule wardrobe! Quality over quantity!
      Later, I shall attempt to make a few things to fill the drawers. Sarah,( see below) has a Fantastic tutorial on the making of a Victorian camisole and drawers which I shall try to make although my skills with a needle are nearly non-existent. That applies tot the curtains, Em.

      I made them first by dying the fabric in a bath of strong tea which I placed in the microwave to boil the stain into. When I had wrung it out and removed the excess water, I gave it a heavy spray with starch and then used a pretty pleater to form the pleats. I left it to dry and then I removed it from the pleater and cut the widths of each panel and glued a hem on each side of the lengths, but not on the widths. When I finally installed the window, I measured the drop I needed from the rod and cut the length. I used some fabric glue to seal both ends top and bottom. I sewed some jump rings to the top of the pleats and used the cut off curtain length for a ruffle which was lightly gathered and also sewn to the top. For all the raw edges on both the ruffle and at the bottom of each curtain, I used a tiny bit of gel paint applied with a small brush. It gave just enough definition and acts like a hem without the added bulk. I didn't want these to look anything but home- made, Em so I hope that you will forgive the rather sloppy mess I made with sewing the rings to the curtain top but as I say, sewing is not my strong point, but there you have it! I hope that helps and let me know if you still want a step-by-step because I could do one for you, just like Sarah did a tutorial when I asked about the Bloomers and the Camisole. Just be prepared. From a distance my sewing will Pass the Muster, up close you may well Throw the Mustard!

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  24. Elizabeth, this looks fantastic, everything works so well together, i think real rooms naturally grow over time anyway, if everything matches it just looks like everything was bought from one place on the same day and a bit like a catalogue. Doing it the way you did it, gives it more atmosphere. The fireplace looks great too!

    P.s. your son didnt notice his risk figurines missing, thats what you think :D My mum knew for years i dismantled her hair ornament to make a dolls dress, but didn't say at the time :D

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  25. привет Elizabeth! Давно я вам не писала)) Это фантастика уже почти готов второй этаж дома!!!!! Вау!!!!!!!! Столько проработанных деталей!!!!! История комнаты чудесная, я окунулась в этот мир, посидела на кроватке, сложила вещи чистые))) побрызгала себя духами))) спасибо вам за такую потрясающую миниатюру!!!! Вот ради таких историй хочется творить свою сказку!!!!!!

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    1. Hello Xan! Welcome back and Congratulations on your recent wedding! You and your husband make a beautiful couple and I wish you both much happiness in your future together.
      I am delighted that you love the history in this room, Xan. Your description of plopping on the bed and folding the laundry and then putting on some of the perfume is very real! And I can see you doing it too! :D It is Marvelous when our imaginations can transport us into another place with another story that is just waiting to be told. What fun!!!!

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  26. Hi Sarah! THANK YOU! I couldn't agree more about a room growing naturally. I think that the most interesting rooms are the ones that are the most reflective of the personality of the owners, and that have an accumulations of furnishings that come from travels, family, friends, the roadside, etc. etc ..... I had a coworker who had acquired an AMAZING kitchen work table that she and her husband had found in an abandoned barn, covered with bird droppings. They carried home strapped to the top of their Volkswagen and after she had cleaned off all the filth, and stripped it down, she meticulously refinished and restored it, and that table was Absolutely STUNNING! I think that the stories behind the items contributes to what makes a room come alive, because they bring their own history into any space and whisper their stories in your heart and mind. So I am delighted that you like the way that I have furnished this bedroom Sarah. I like to imagine that each piece in it, comes with a tale to tell.

    And as to my son; He is Still unaware cause he is a guy,... but with my daughter, I would Never have 'Risked it'! :D

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  27. Elisabeth; the only way to express my feelings when seeing the pictures of your miniature room is indeed crying "Hallelujah!". I can't find a better way to put it into words. Or perhaps; this is PERFECT! Thank you so much for this post, I have enjoyed it to admire your beautiful and inspiring work. Hugs, Liduina

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  28. Hello Liduina! Thank you my dear lady, for your very very kind words! Now that all the hard parts are done I fee!l so much better! Hallelujah! I work my self up into a froth thinking about the tasks that lie ahead until I finally have to just tuck in and DO it! Afterwards, I wonder "What took me so long?" I am happy that you have enjoyed it Liduina. That my friends like what I do is always important to me!

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  29. Dear Elisabeth,

    I looked at all your new photos already three times and each time I discover new details. It's amazing!
    Your bedroom is so cozy and warm. It has a lived-in appearance. It is fantastic!!!!

    Bravissima

    Ersilia

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    1. Thank you so much for this Wonderful compliment, Ersilia! I am Delighted that you like the photos of what I have don with this bedroom. I am sure that you can recall how Awful some of my early attempts at taking pictures for this blog, were. They use to be hit or miss on a regular basis. I know that I am improving and the fact that you have scrolled through the photos, 3 TIMES means that I must be making some real progress!!!! Yippee! You have made me feel so happy, happy, happy! :D

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  30. Elizabeth, once again you have created a room that is so real and full of atmosphere, ie 'lived in'. It is in the details. Each of your rooms tell a story of its occupant. As far as things not matching I remember a designer saying that is a dirty word in design. He said blend things but don't be scared of contrast and surprise. I love the carpet design and your method of making it. I am keen to have a go. I won't list all the things I love in this room or it will make my comment much lengthier than it is already. I do have to say I love the suitcase poking out from under the bed though. Another beautiful room created. Hal yay you ya!

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    1. Hi Sharee, Thank you so very much!:D I know that you know that NOTHING pleases me more than to have Atmosphere in my rooms! Glue spots and over-glazing and blobs of paint can all stay, and even be excused, so long as they bring some atmosphere to the setting! hahaha
      I am so glad that you like the carpet Sharee. I think that was one of the most difficult choices that I had to make for this room. I took about 10 different rug prints options and laid them on the lino and then took a photo of each of them and then reviewed each one on film. I finally narrowed it down to 3 and then finally to this one and then chose some of the other items to help tie it all together. When I decided to print the rug, I got the printable cotton sheet in upside down. :[ Fail. 2nd time success and you know the rest .... :)
      The suitcase was a fun detail to add. Brae ( at Otterine, ) has 3 FANTASTIC suitcases showcased in her Haunted Heritage Attic. The suitcase under the bed here, won't stand up to such scrutiny, but it does looks Perfect almost entirely hidden. hahaha

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  31. Gorgeous, beautiful, exquisite! It's so perfect and as cozy comfy as the downstairs.
    I have a question... How do you put your bedding on? Do you sew it on, glue it on? Spray it with some sort of stiffener?
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  32. Hi Caroline! Thank you so much for your wonderful words! They really mean a lot to me! :D
    As to the bedding, It would depend on what it was. If it is a sheet, then I glue it to the underside of the mattress. A top sheet, I only glue the tucked in portion, to keep it tucked in. For the bedcover, I use both glue and pins and for the coverlet, I use mostly pins, hidden in the folds and if necessary glue in the most strategic spots. To apply the fringe, I just used glue. Lucille got me hooked on Aleen's Fast Grab Tacky, which is very thick and works on nearly everything. I used it for the bedding because it doesn't bleed through like the fabric glues that I had been using. I use to use Velverette fabric glue which was the BEST for fabrics even silks, but Alas, it has gone the way of the Dodo bird..... and is No More.......:(
    I hope that this was helpful, Caroline!

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    1. Super helpful Elizabeth! I wasn't sure if it was customary to glue things down. Thank you for taking the time to reply. I adore your house. It's so breathtakingly beautiful.
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  33. I've been glued to the screen for a couple of days, trying to soak in all the details. Look: I have rectangular eyes! :-)
    This is so beautiful, realistic, welcoming and such quality! My jaw keeps dropping in amazement and admiration and no coherent words seem to come out....

    Véronique

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  34. Hello Veroniqe! Rectangle eyes! That is just too funny! :D It is so wonderful for me to hear your kind and generous words. I appreciate your compliments so much, Veronique and it has been such a great joy to hear how this bedroom has affected you and everyone else who have viewed it and commented. Thank you! But it still is full of mistakes, that I know about all all too well. Thankfully, I have been able to disguise the majority of them. Whew!... but just don't look too close, Veronique! You will be needing both of your good eyes, to finish sewing Angeique's beautiful wedding dress! I'm Looking forward to attending both the ceremony and the reception.

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  35. Elizabeth, this room is beautiful. So peaceful and comfortable looking and I'm still loving that bed. I can smell the sun in those crisp fresh sheets! Lovely lots of pics, thank you!!

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    1. Hello Susan! Now every time I do a post, I try to include as many photos as I can, JUST FOR YOU! :D You see, I DO listen, I just have a very short attention span, and often things have to be repeated before I truly get it! :)
      I hear you Susan, about the smell of the sun in the sheets! I may just have to take the stack of linen and leave it outside for a day, just so that I can enjoy that fragrance for real!!! I am So pleased that this room Pleases You! It is such a great compliment when the viewer can feel themselves involved emotionally within the setting. That means that the piece rings true for them, and I can't tell you, just how much I value this kind of response.
      Thank you Susan!

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  36. OMG Elizabeth your room is so gorgeous I will explore more of your blog. I am also happy to say you have won third prize in my giveaway, I will post info on what it will be tomorrow.
    Best wishes,
    Margaret

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  37. HELLO MARGARET! HALLELUJAH! This is my first time winning a Giveaway! Thank you so much!!!!
    I am happy that you are enjoying this bedroom and I hope that you will also enjoy the other back posts too. Take you time, Margaret. Meanwhile, I shall rush right over tomorrow and pay you a visit with a BIG SMILE pasted to my face! :D

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  38. I think no matter what I said , it will sound like an understatement. Elizabeth, you have created a beautiful room.

    Although I have long ago decided that I will not try to make anything Victorian, somehow, I relate to your room. Like the fact that it has no cupboard, just like the bedroom in my tribal house. The lady of the house also uses a chest she put under the bed for clothes.

    Or how you love harmony but not mitchy matchy. :) Or the blue of the fireplace.

    Yes, an understatement but I will still say it, a beautiful room...sighhhhhhh :)

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    1. Good Morning Sans! I LOVE your comments! Thank You!
      Many moons ago, I was collecting Victorian lighting fixtures and over time I have accumulated a fair bit. Wanting to use up some of what I already had of the Victorian style lamps, has dictated to a great degree, the development of this interior space. I like to think of this as a Victorian cottage that has been gently up-graded to include some modern conveniences for a contemporary occupant; a 21st century woman who is susceptible to the romance of the Victorian age, and likes to be surrounded by references to it. That allows me to indulge in all the romance of the age of Innocence as well as having the pleasure of including the more modern lamps, perfumes, fridge for the kitchen etc., that were not true of that era. Although I would not chose this style to live in In Real Life, I could certainly live in it, in Miniature.:D And I am so glad that you are able to relate to it as well, Sans! That, of course, makes me Very Happy!

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  39. Morning Elizabeth,
    So good to hear from you as always...........your comments are always such a blessing. Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you, been
    a bit busier than usual these days, not complaining, just saying............

    Yea, I have to say the Lord has really used listing my blessings every week to absolutely transform my life they last 4+ years, so I highly recomment it to anyone. If you are like me, it will probably do way more for you than it does for others, sort of like teaching...........but it
    is a wonderful thing.

    Yes, I know and love that song........count your blessings...........I think when people are too busy, they really miss out on seeing what is
    right before their eyes, because their minds are just whirling whirling with their busyness. Think that is one thing I have loved about getting
    older, you get the wisdom to slow down some, cause you don't have the energy you used to have either..........so it is really a good thing.

    Now about your lovely dollhouse bedroom..............
    Oh my goodness, you never cease to amaze me with the great painstakingly wonderful details. It is a very warm and welcoming room, and indeed does look so historic. Loved the idea of the linens on the bed. Very cute idea.........

    It looks like a room one might wish to stay in at a Bed & Breakfast.
    You did a fantastic job on it, and know how wonderful that feels to finish a project that you have been working on for a long time.
    Indeed the Halleleujah chorus is befitting!! lol

    Keep up the great work, it truly is inspiring.........
    Blessings Galore,
    Nellie

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  40. Hi Nellie! Thanks for your wonderful comment and I truly appreciate it! There are so many discouraging things in life and we are all confounded by them and how to handle them when the floods descend upon us. In my immediate family there are some serious health issue to contend with. I am praying always for the relief of the suffering of those that are near and dear to me. But God is making me wait and waiting can make me feel hopeless as well as helpless. That is why I have been so energized by your Thankful Thursdays. When I see how God has already been working things out in so many different areas that I have ignored because I am only looking in one direction, God has been answering prayers in another area and wants me to be thankful for those answered prayers. Recognizing God at work, strengthens my faith and my hope flourishes once again, reminding me that God hears And has the power to restore.
    As I was walking the dog, the other day, I began making a list of my own of what to be Thankful for, which alleviated a lot of the worry about the major health concerns bombarding my loved ones. It is hard still, but I am thankful that God knows what to do about it even when I don't!

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  41. Elizabeth, I have no words! This room is filled with warmth, life, memories, love. I admire so many details and little things that make the picture complete. I want to be a little, enter into this room and live there. LOL
    On some of the photos I look and I do not believe that this miniature! It is real!
    You're fine craftsman who makes miniature live!

    Hugs,
    Ludmila

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    1. Good Morning Ludmila! Thank you so very much for these very kind words of yours! I have tried to make this room a space where the lady of the house would find it restful and comfortable and have her little mementos, here and there to look at and enjoy! I am highly complimented when you tell me that some of the photos look real. Thank you again, Ludmila! That is praise, indeed!

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  42. Hallo Elizabeth !
    Nun habe ich hier lange geschaut und bin begeistert von der warmen Atmosphäre, die dieses Zimmer ausstrahlt. Da sind soviele kleine Detail, da muss mann noch öfter rein schauen. Bin ganz begeistert von den bronze farbenen Kinderschuhen. Was für eine tolle Idd. Der Kamin hat so wunderschöne Farben. Die Wäsche, die Flakons, ach einfach alles past so wundervoll zusammen. Tolle Arbeiten.
    Liebe Grüße und noch einen wunderbaren Tag
    Skiddi

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    1. Hello Skiddi! I am delighted that you are enjoying the warm atmosphere of this bedroom. I have tried to make it feel warm by using the coral pink color on the walls and by giving it a fire in the fireplace. I would imagine that in the winter the room would have a bit of a chill and I may have to stoke up the fire when the winds pick up! :D I am glad that you like the soldier on horse back; I like him very much! He fits perfectly on the mantle and he has been there ever since! The little bottles are some of my favorite details too. I make a lot of these and always have fun doing them. I am so pleased that you have enjoyed them as well. Thank you for the lovely compliments, Skiddi and have a wonderful day! You have given me a great start to mine!

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  43. Hi Elizabeth,

    Kids are so cute with their mispronunciations... my two currently like playing in the gordon....

    I LOVE this room - it is absolutely perfect, you have the lighting just right and the mix of colours... I could hang out in this room very easily to find a bit of peace and quiet!

    I really like the windows themselves - were they part of the kit, or did you spruce them up a bit? The glazing looks perfect...

    Jonquil

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  44. Hello Jonquil! Yes, out of the mouth of babes...... ! I wish that I could remember more of all the cute words and sayings that my own children have said during their childhoods. Some of it was hysterical!!!
    I like your two, that are "playing in the gordon" :D
    It really makes me happy that you are enjoying this room Jonquil. When I was visiting your blog and you were talking of taking your house from being strictly period and deciding to include those items that made YOU happy and what you wanted in your mini home, I was saying Hooray! It gave your rooms a different atmosphere immediately and that little gramophone fits in like it has always been there!
    That is what I was trying for here. To put things that would look Victorian in atmosphere, but would be things that you could live with today! The windows are Housework windows that I added extra glazing bars to, and also a wavy piece of acetate to act as old glass! They are Clear but Not Perfectly Clear. Just the way I like it! :D

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  45. Hi Elizabeth, I have just realized I left a comment at the bottom of your previous post instead of where it should have been here!
    Sorry. Talk soon.
    Janine

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  46. Hi Janine! I have answered you there and will also thank you here! It makes my heart glad when I see your picture actively moving about again! I am so happy that you and the hubby Bruce, are back home, here in Canada. Will we get to see some of the Great Australian Adventure photos on your blog soon? I am really looking forward to enjoying your 'MINWORKS', being back in action once again. It is time.

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  47. Bonjour Elizabeth,

    This is a very lovely bedroom where we surely can make sweet and unforgettable dreams ... The atmosphere and stagings are wonderful, as always! ♥ Léa

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  48. Hello Lea'! I am so glad that you like this room and I do appreciate your comment about "unforgettable dreams". I believe that every miniature project, is an expression of our desire to make our dreams come true. Then we get to share our 'flights of fancy' with the world and the world shares with us. And look at how much fun all of us have when we dream!!! :D Thank you for your compliment about the staging, Lea'! My opinion is that YOU do it better than Anyone I know, so it means a great deal to me to have you say this!
    enjoy your weekend!

    elizabeth

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  49. Elizabeth
    I was wondering how I missed this post but I see that it was a thur's and since Im off on fri I guess that's how I missed it, I really like your room I could see myself living there as long as I have a good book to read and access to a toilet (Ive been watching Season 3 of Downton Abby, those people never go to the toilet of course watching your charactor going to the toilet is a bit disgusting but I've watched too much Copper on BBC to turn back now) sorry I've gotten off track so I'm looking foreward to the bathroom door and the bathroom

    Happy Monday

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  50. Hello Marisa! Can you imagine the work it would be to be hiking up all those skirts and petticoat every time nature called? What a laborious undertaking. Better not to have to imagine it, because it is not the least romantic or entertaining. I mean, Come On!!!? But not to worry, Marisa, the door is Finally installed and ready for action; that is, should there be any. You may now be able to get into the loo, but the plumbing is not yet installed, so please remember to bring Your Own chamber pot! heeheehee

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  51. Oh my gosh!! Green Dolphin Street!!! I love that book and that movie with Lana Turner (lovely as ever) as the "wrong" sister that William marries. I will never forget the scene at the end when the sister meet.

    Your interpretation is wonderful-- I just love it!

    Cheers.
    Iris

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  52. Good Morning Iris! Thank You! I am a BIG FAN of the book and have read it probably once every 4 years, and I never get tired of it either! :D The movie was not anywhere near the book in so many places and Lana Turner was far too beautiful for Marianne although Donna Reed was cast well. But I will give Lana the gift of the bossy attitude! :)D I think that it is Marvelous to have found someone who has read both the book and seen the movie too; How Great is That!!!!? It doesn't happen often. " Thank You" for your comment Iris, and for the lovely compliment, I really appreciate them Both!

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  53. Hi again Elizabeth, Just letting you know as I have not been able to contact the first drawn winner, Genevieve is now taking the chair and if you would like to choose which of the cushions you would prefer, and let me know your address, I can get them posted.
    Thanks and will await your decision.
    Margaret

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  54. Hi Elizabeth,
    Hope this finds you doing well. Thanks for coming by and for your lovely comments as always. So neat that you taught childrens Sunday School, We started out by teaching 5&6 graders, and sort of moved along with our kids ages and. Now we just teach adults! So guess we
    grew up too! lol
    It is so true about seeing your students as they were, especially if you have not seen them in awhile, you sort of expect them to look the same.
    So funny!! I would think that happens to everyone. I also think it is funny how when you were a kid, you thought maybe a house or a piece of
    furniture was so big...........and then when you see it as an adult, it doesn't seem big at all..............ever had that experience??

    Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, but I had actually thought I had answered because I started to write you and had to stop for some reason, then forgot!! That seems to happen a lot these days???? lol Have you had that experience as well??? lol

    Anyway, always enjoy hearing from you and visiting your blog.

    Blessings Abundant hon,
    Nellie

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    1. Hi Nellie! Thanks for returning my call. Re. forgetting what you have started by becoming distracted by something else; ..... oh yes, I think that you are referring to the "Oldtimers disease"! Hahahah

      ( I think......!? ...... hey, what did you ask me again?)

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    1. Hi Heather! Thank you for this very nice compliment! For a miniaturist, there is no Higher Praise than that! And I am so happy that you like it too! :D

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  56. Hi Elizabeth, I am suffering from progress deprivation on Green Dolphin Street ! Last night I even tried to watch trailers of the movie!
    Talk soon. Janine

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    1. Ha Ha Janine! If you are feeling deprived of Green Dolphin Street progress, Just imagine how I am feeling about your Chateau!!!! ( 6 months already ) NOT to be left out is my garden which is going to wrack and ruin because it too is suffering from depravation of any visits from me. Good News, however as I have finished the door in the bedroom, and am now trying to get a light installed in the adjoining bathroom. Whenever that gets done I will have something more to show. Meanwhile, I am working on a tutorial,....... I kinda feel its about that time.

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  57. Beautiful interior real atmosphere, just great, I admire and I greet

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  58. Hello Urszula! Greetings and Thank you for your wonderful comment and compliment! I have visited your Incredible Tutorial of making a Meat Grinder and You have made them look very Real too! You have staged the finished grinders so well and it is all so Fascinating how you have used bits and pieces to compose them. I will be back again to view your meat grinders and to take some notes. Meanwhile thank you once again for your very kind words! :))

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  59. This is such a wonderful room. I'd love to spend the night in this cozy atmosphere. I'm sure that people wouldn't see, that's a miniature when they only see the pictures. This is the best compliment one can get, when it comes to miniatures.
    Best wishes
    Andrea

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  60. Hello Andrea! Yes it is the BEST kind of Compliment and so I Thank You very much for saying it! :D
    I am quite fond of this bedroom and even more so since I made it into a enclosed bed with a loft above it. When that happened the interior atmosphere underwent a major change. I hope that you stop over for another visit and take a look at "A Lofty Idea" and you will be able to see what I mean. :))

    elizabeth

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