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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tuscany in a Book

I was sooo frustrated in projects taking sooo long to complete (mostly due to the time it takes for mail to be delivered,  Aussie is a big country but dollhouse wares are not readily available and are cheaper to buy from overseas, that takes weeks!!) where was I? Yes, that I marched into my mini mess room and declared 'enough'!! Determined was I to do something that showed the fruit of my labours and choice use of frustrated language that I wasn't leaving till I had produced a something!! A finished something!!! Children you know how to use a microwave!! Mummy ain't coming out till there is the sound of 'wohoo I've done something!!'. The universe had heard me for as I walked into a favourite craft haunt I saw something I had given up on ever finding. A stash of those paper mache book box things. So wonderful for doing vignettes and the such. I had searched the proverbial high and low for months for something like this. When ever I was able to tackle down a staff member of any shop and enquire about such book box things I was always greeted with the bewildered look that one receives when speaking in another language. But I grabbed a few of these recycled paper beauties and took off home!! After going through my pile of placcy boxes of mini stash looking for doors and windows I was again agog at how much I had collected over the years. And still in all that Aladdin's Cave of miniature treasure I did not have door handles. ??? So I had to buy them online and am waiting the two-four weeks it will take for them to get here. Groan. But anyhoos here are some pics of my little bit of Tuscany. I have found all my Pascale Garnier kits while scrummaging amongst other things and will make this a conservatory of sorts. Wall fountain and the such. I have a battery wall light coming as well. They are so wonderful!! No wiring, ahhhh. Race is on to see which one will be here first, handles or light.


 
 
I placed a window in the back to allow more natural light to filter though.
The wonderful table was made by Susi at MiniEden Tienda on Etsy.
 

 
Cheers from the Eternally Sunny Land Down Under and be well!!!

23 comments:

  1. Love your roombox Carrie, particularly love the exterior colours. Look forward to seeing more of your plants. I spent many hours on a wild rose which I must get back to.

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  2. It's adorable. I was given a couple of French vintage book boxes last Christmas, maybe I need to put them on my priority list and lock myself in the workshop until they're done ;)

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  3. It looks lovely, the pots with flowers look very real.
    Miniature greetings

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  4. Your roombox is very nice ! I like your white chair and all the colours of the scene.

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  5. Preciosa escena muy delicada y armoniosa, felicidades por este trabajo:)

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  6. Hi Carrie,
    I totally get where your coming from. So often I think I wont order it on line because it will take too long to get here but by the time I find what I want in Australia I could have ordered it on line!!

    I also understand how hard it is to get a decent amount of time to play. Your room box is looking beautiful, and those handles will add just the right touch.

    Fi x

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  7. Hey mate, fab job!! Your ma sent me a couple of 'pre-publication' pics, drool! I can't think why you want to do the Rik Pierce workshop when you are so talented ;))

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  8. Lovely scene! The wall color is beautiful, I loved the potted plants. ;)

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  9. Hi Carrie! I just love your 'little bit of Tuscany' - its beautiful!
    Totally get your frustration regarding unfinished projects... either I am being too ambitious or I'm just morbidly slow at completing things! Lol!
    Hugs to you, my friend! x

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  10. I live in Tuscany and is a pleasure to see a little bit of Tuscany in miniature.
    Your scene is wonderul!
    Bye Faby

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  11. It's beautiful and full of charm. I love the colours.
    Geneviève

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  12. Hi Carrie! I love it when I see a scene made in a box. I love those French doors and the blue you picked to paint them with! Cute little table! Good luck with your project and the mail delivery! That can be so frustrating to have to wait for something badly needed.

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  13. What a lovely idea these little boxes are and I really like the scene.

    Great word "scrummaging" - I must remember that one!

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  14. Hello Carrie,
    you were a woman on a mission! The box is just beautiful. The finish is great and I love the furniture. I really love your sense of esthetic. your rooms are always so well done and perfectly finished.
    big hug,
    Giac

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  15. Maravilloso trabajo Carrie, estoy asombrada has captado la esencia de la Toscana, parece que tiene historia y secretos ese pequeño rincon, gracias por dedicarme una parte de él.
    Te mando un calido beso
    Susi

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  18. What a fabulous idea! A scene taken right out of Tuscany (or Sicily for that matter).

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  19. It is very beautiful. I will come back soon and I hope handle and light will be arrived.
    Muriel
    www.montoutpetitmonde.kazeo.com

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  21. Still awesome, and I get to see it again tomorrow. I've found a mob that sell teeny tiny LED lighting for small roomboxes etc, battery operated with little switches, great for small portable jobbies ... just have to remember who they were.... Gah!!!!

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  22. Ohhh, die ist ja schön!! Hat voll etwas von der Toskana..
    Eine super Idee, um nur Kleinigkeiten in Szene zu setzen...!!
    Tolle Farbe, tolle Blumen!
    Liebe Grüße Mokiba

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