Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The start of things

So, what is my main interest? Well, I adore miniatures in all their forms, and have been slowly putting together a French style dollhouse over the past 18 months. And I mean very slowly! The parts (walls, front and floors) spent the better part of a year lurking in a great ugly pile in the garage, snarling evily at me every time I walked past to put a load of washing on (Excellent reason for NOT doing the washing!). In the meantime, I put a little bit more effort into creating a few pieces of furntiure, having discovered, that although I live in probably one of the most beautiful countries in the world, there's this little thing called an exchange rate which makes a lot of stuff prohibatively expensive. My first roon that I'm hoping to complete will be the Hallway

This little table was made out of 1mm thick cardboard, and is based on a picture out of the South African Garden and Home magazine - I find a lot of inspirational room settings in this magazine, most of which are going to form part of the house. The top is made of balsa wood, painted a dark oak colour, while the jug is based on the tutorial offered by Marlies - I need to work on the scale a bit, as it looks a little on the big side. The gorgeous brose bowl is from Linda Carswell, and was something that I just had to have. I made the little books, and the little house is from the Lydia Pickett range. The frame will not stay - my intention is too create a traditional Scandinavian wall hanging - maybe!!

Note to self - work on taking better pictures!!!


  1. Liesl this blog is beautiful and so is your furniture! Wow you are so clever it is just lovely! Can't help but gush sorry! Thank you for the comment on my blog. Funnily enough the first room I am going to do in my french house is the hallway! I have the stairs, the black and white tiles and some fabulous wallpaper! Unfortunately I have no front door!!!!! :-) Keep blogging I will be back!

  2. Hi Liesl,
    Welcome to the land of blog!
    It is so lovely to see that little rose bowl again....they are so beautiful!
    Regards, Linda

  3. What a lovely blog, and this table is just fab!!!
    Synnøve :)