Monday, 24 September 2012
More drawing room details
The right corner of the drawing room is where the master of the house has his books and his collection of weird things. You can see where I ran out of wallpaper and had to take another pattern, pretending it was a purposeful design. There is a Dutch tile stove and a low chest of drawers to put trinkets on, most of which are from ebay and thrift shops. The cello is a fridge magnet. The old map is cut from a magazine, and the butterfly collection is made with stickers from the Butterfly House in Stockholm. A grandchild made the roses from modelling clay.
With all the furniture back, the room looks crammed, as it should be.
The pretty turned table was inside another dollhouse that my husband found at the garbage collection (of which more anon). I made the candesticks from broken juwellery. The little table to the left is made from kit, as is the cake stand.
The Oriental smoking table is made from a metal buckle. I made the box of chocolates and the miniature book, which is The Children's Book, by A S Byatt. The smoking utensils and the pretty plates are from ebay.