Saturday, July 17, 2010

I am a Mail Junkie!

Well, I have to admit that I have turned into a mail junkie! I couldn't resist this gorgeous miniature mail that Jenn had in her Etsy store! It arrived about a week ago, but now that I am at work all day, it is too dark to take photos when I get home from work (don't forget it is horrid, cold winter over here in New Zealand), but I managed to take some photos today and here they are! Firstly there are a whole lot of little sealed letters....I have put them in this shoebox - I'll put a label on the shoebox later.

Then, Jenn made a whole lot of letters that were opened....and look (!!)...

....when you open them (with tweezers, because they are so tiny), there is a real letter inside! And I opened them all and they are all different!! It must have taken ages to do.


This letter says "I love you" about a million times. How cute is that!!

Then there are a whole lot of little postcards, with gorgeous vintage images ...

... and when you turn them over, they have the writing and address on the other side, just like a real one! Everything is made so beautifully and they are all on paper that looks truly old - such a nice little group of miniature mail.
Some of these things are going into the Shabby Cottage and some will find a home in my Victorian dollshouse (which I must show you one day). I have put this lovely old vintage calendar on the bedroom wall. Sylvia made the pitcher.

Jenn also included a gift of some little soaps in the parcel (thank you Jenn), and here they are on the washstand.

As I suspected, I haven't had any time to do miniatures this week. What I would like to do next is to try to make some miniature sweet peas out of cold porcelain. Now I don't think that is going to be easy!!!! I spent a little bit of time today mixing the colours, so wish me luck. I have a feeling that it might be too hard for me.
I promise I will show you the result no matter how bad, so you will probably have a chuckle at my next post!!
And just in case they are truly awful, here is a lovely bunch of sweet peas to say thank you to my followers and welcome to my new followers - I hope you have a lovely week!

16 comments:

Norma said...

Jenn's mail is so pretty, and she's got some great stuff in her Etsy store.

Good luck with the sweet peas! They won't be easy, but worth a try for sure. They're one of my favourite flowers.

Chipironini said...

Son preciosas todas esas cartas , yo tengo alguna de mis abuelos , y tienen mucho encanto.

Francesca

PAKY said...

the letters and postcards are so real, I like them!Congratulations

Looking Glass Miniatures said...

Carolyn, thanks so much for showing my mail on your blog. Im glad you like it, and it's found a loving home. It's funny that I was inspired to do it by looking at your blog and it's ended up in with you. Im glad you like the soaps I thought they would look perfect in one of your scenes. Mini Hugs, Jenn

May said...

Impresionantes las cartas ¡Que maravilla!
El detalle del jabón esta genial.
Suerte con las flores, son preciosas.
Besitos, May

Pity said...

Madre mia! Que perfección!

Besitos

ESTEFANIA said...

Son una preciosidad!!!

Flora said...

Dear Carolyn, I love the old mail box is fantastic!
BTW, a few days ago, I wrote you an email regarding your Etsy store! You have not received? I want to buy the fender, if still available ...
I do know something?
I embrace you tenderly, Flora

Heather said...

The mail is so sweet. Good luck with the sweetpeas. They are some of my favorite flowers!

Lataina said...

The mail is fabulous! Too cute.....=)

Margaret said...

The mail is amazing Carolyn I must check it out on Etsy. Good luck with the sweet peas, they are beautiful flowers and hope they turn out well!

Liberty Biberty said...

Oooohhh!! Love that mail...there's just 'something' rather lovely about miniature mail, isn't there?!
I've had enough of winter now too!
Mercedes

Catherine said...

I don't know what it is about mini-mail that fascinates me so much. I adore it, yours is just perfect!
I can't wait to see your sweet peas. Good luck with that project. All of the things you have made for your shabby house are WONDERFUL! I am really enjoying your blog.

Evas miniaturerhobby said...

Jeg elsker alle dine små breve! Ville ønske de var mine! Jeg kender ikke til Etsy Xhop, men jeg vil da se om jeg kan finde ud af, hvad det er. Måske et sted, man kan købe andres hjemmelavede miniaturer?
Ja, jeg synes også billedet, bordet og kanden er meget flotte. - Og, jeg er vild med din blog!
Knus Eva

miniature wonderland said...

they're are all prefect.. i always love vintage...

~christina

miniacollection said...

The mail is simply great. i also love the washstand with all the details.
Geneviève