Ever notice how sometimes you're just in the mood for one part of working on miniatures but not another? I'm in lighting mood, clearly :) I added the sconces (above and below) to the Withdrawing Room yesterday evening. With foam walls it's certainly easy -- I just jabbed a hole with a bamboo skewer and we were just about done!
I'm going to make silver sconces for the Chinese Blue and White Room (below), to match the most adorable silver 6 armed chandelier I bought in England last year. But I wanted this room to have some kind of light, so I installed a fire. Again, I just had to make a hole with a skewer :)
And as I was reviewing the contents of the rooms, I realize that this desk/bookcase that I had japanned would work perfectly in the new Library! It really pops, doesn't it? I'm going to make tons of really, really small books tonight so I can fill up the very narrow shelves, but I think this is where it's going to live. I'm going to get Ray Storey to make me a little black chandelier for this room, because I long to own something by him!
This blog chronicles the adventures of a group of Canadians building a 1:12 scale medieval or Tudor dolls' house or dolls' castle. We're also working on a William and Mary era dollhouse circa 1700, featuring Jacobean, Carolean and Queen Anne furniture. Dollhouse aficionados, those who enjoy making or sharing doll house miniatures, and people who enjoy sharing crafts with children may enjoy the adventures of this group.
I built the background image of this site using some of the fabulous work from Vintage Retro Grunge. The "Green Man" reproduction medieval tile on the bottom right is by Kate Tiler. The other two, the griffon and the happy little creature (possibly a lion with a bagel?), are both by Pataki Tiles.