Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More for Montreal

With only (eek!) ten days before the Miniature Enthusiasts of Montreal Show, I am starting to trot in tiny circles but, while I have a few minutes, I thought you might like a peek at two of the very special pieces that will be on my table at the show: A Ladies' Shoppe Hat Display Vanity and a Notions Armoire…

Delightful Dressing Table for the Fashionable Lady

Dressing Table Details

Trinkets & Treasures

Frills & Folderols

A Seamstress' Treasure Cabinet

Pretty & Practical Supplies

Threads and Buttons…

…and Trims, Oh My!

Well, I still have tons of stuff to do, so I will close for now and I most likely won't be posting until we get back. So, see you in April, when I will be back in circles, this time getting ready for the Canadian Miniatures Gathering :-)

Saturday, March 07, 2015

All that Glisters…

Is definitely not gold, nor silver, nor precious gems, for that matter, but "gold-tone", "silver-tone" and rhinestones make a goodly show in miniature…

Elegant Jewelry Etagére for a Ladies' Emporium

There are treasures in the drawers too!

This is one of the jewelry themed pieces that I will be taking to the Montreal Show. Since my last post, I have been having great, sparkly, fun playing with findings and rhinestones…

Jewelry Display Bust for shop or dressing table

Bracelet and Earrings in Presentation Cases

Jewelry Display Boards

and more Jewelry Display Boards

Finally, I finished my "bling fling" by filling detailed jewelry boxes for milady's dressing table…

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing the "sparklers" :-) With just three weeks until the Montreal Show, I really must get back to the studio…a notions armoire awaits!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Couple of China Cabinets

With the 2015 Montreal Show just five weeks away, I have been working hard and have just completed two more pieces, both for the dining room…

The first is a lovely Bespaq china cabinet in a mahogany finish which I filled with a set of my hand-painted Chrysnbon "porcelain" and a matching "porcelain" beverage set:

Cabinet accessorized with "Spring Posy" patterned dinnerware

The shelves on either side are perfect for displaying "porcelain" goblets

A mirror back helps showcase the hand-painted dinner set

A "baize" lined drawer for storing the cutlery

There is plenty of room in the bottom cupboard for the rest of the set
The second cabinet is a truly beautiful Bespaq cabinet, factory-painted in the Chinoiserie style.

Limited Edition cabinet with "Autumn Posy" pattern dinnerware 

Candlesticks and candy dishes add to the display

Cutlery carefully stored

Here is where you will find the cake stand and other serving pieces

I hope that you have enjoyed this sneak preview. It has been a nice to take a little time out from the studio to share these pics with you all. Thanks again for your comments; I really do appreciate them! Well, I must get back at it…

 Next Time: Another Bling Fling?