I followed the instructions in Christine-Lea Frisoni's wonderful book Le Grand Livre de la Maison Miniature. When I had finished, it looked a bit as though it was up on stilts, so I shortened the legs down until it seemed the right size for this small room.
My friend Trish is a talented painter and had painted this Chrysnbon bowl with beautiful flowers, so I cut a hole in the top of the washstand and put the bowl in. Then I had to repaint the stand a more creamy colour to match the bowl.
I already had the porcelain jug, and it is just the right colour and size!
This is a picture of the bottom shelf - the basket is by Al Chandronnait (but I took the handle off). I made the little towels from some very fine towelling from a pair of baby mittens.
I made the round soaps from fimo and wrapped them in tissue and labelled them, and I made the "Cath Kidson" box and the bird's egg soap box.
The comb and the soap dish are also painted by my friend Trish as part of the same set as the bowl. The little cranberry glass jar is by Glasscraft and I made the perfume bottle from a pretty bead.
I was excited to open a parcel today which arrived from Lory Tonetti. I bought a beautiful shelf from her....matching the bowl she made. "Imagine my disappointment" when I realised that I couldn't fit it into the cottage - the cottage is really quite small and I didn't have much wall space.....however.....it is just the right size to be a bench by the front door....and here it is, with it's new legs, looking beautiful (I hope Lory doesn't mind!!).
And here is the co-ordinating bowl on the living room table. So beautiful!
I was delighted to find that the mailman had brought some miniature mail for my Shabby Cottage the other day.
This gorgeous little shoebox full of letters, postcards and envelopes arrived from Linda - all so beautifully made and detailed! Now I have some delightful little letters to place around the house.
Here are some in the letter rack (also painted by Trish). And some more on the bottom shelf of the table. Alison's little sweets are shown better here...aren't they gorgeous!
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