Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Forever Keen on Purple and Green

I don't know why, but I have always loved purple and green together. There is a very disproportionate amount of purple in my house...my pyjamas are purple, all my socks are purple, most of my jewellery is purple....even my engagement ring had an amethyst in it (before it got lost). My handbag is purple, my ipod is purple.....need I go on?? Not everything in my dollshouse is purple but a LOT of it is, so today I thought I would share a purple/green photo of some of the treasures from my dollshouse. The painting is by Sandie Coe, I made the two framed pictures, the little bowl of irises are a commercial product, the Laduree cupcake is by Paris Miniatures, and the beautiful cake and cold porcelain basket are by Lory Tonetti. You can see my favourite bracelet off to the left hand side....

...and I made the little plate with violets...







The other day I was looking through the internet and came across the most gorgeous vintage plate I have ever seen. I couldn't afford it in real life, but I have made one like it for my dollshouse. And since violets are my favourite flowers of all time (they are purple AND the smell is just the most beautiful smell ever!), I decided to make some more plates all with gorgeous vintage images of violets.


I like them so much that I had to take down the little shabby plates I had displayed above the bookcase and replace them with this set. I would love to have this in full size!!!! That shows how much I like them, because I didn't think I would ever want to take the other ones down, but there you go!


Thank you so much for reading my blog. May you have a happy week with friends and family!!

24 comments:

Lataina said...

That is so funny. I was just thinking how you must like those colors because I realized you had them in your DH living room. LOL I also saw on your Etsy that some of the newer listed plates had these colors! I LOVE the above pic! The plates look fabulous, and it just all looks so well together. It's a very pretty display. =)

Caroline said...

Carolyn your plates are gorgeous. They look great displayed in a group together.

Alison said...

And the blouse you're wearing in your profile pic is purple :) Beautiful plates, Carolyn, and I've said it before, but again, I love your dollhouse!! Happy week to you and yours, too!!

Catherine said...

It is all just pretty!

I like purple too. It may not be my very favorite (blue is) but I am sure looking forward to making some bearded irises I got from Pascale. Yours are gorgeous!!!

Flora said...

I notice now that the blouse you're wearing on your profile picture is ... purple!
Your love for this beautiful color is expressed in the most creative and elegant. I love the new dishes, they are perfect.
As usual, great job :-)
Mini purple hugs, Flora

TINK-SONIA said...

Hi Carolyn,your plates are lovely,I love colors that you choose.I invite you to participate in my litlle giveaway.
Best miniregards from Spain.

Drora's minimundo said...

Its a lovely display. I love violets. Green and purple is a very good combination, green and blue too.

miniacollection said...

Your plates are very beautiful. Your display of green and purple is gorgeous.
Geneviève

Alba said...

I love purple too and your plates are gorgeous!

Chris V. said...

Those colors are beautiful together. I hit on the purple purse. how fun! My favorite is yellow and I'll get that yellow purse yet!

Love your bookcase scene; I may copy that for my half scale shabby house as it looks so beautiful! The beads are a great touch too!

Chris Verstraete
In Miniature Style II

Ana said...

Tus trabajos son preciosos y con muy buen gusto.Besos

Eva said...

Bonita combinación de colores y cada uno de los elementos preciosos. Un saludo, Eva

Carol said...

The plates are so pretty! I love the way that you have displayed them.

Patty said...

Carolyn, They are so beautiful and I love the color combination! All of the little treasures that you shared are great. Lori's work is stellar!

ESTEFANIA said...

Son una belleza de trabajos, y los últimos platos son geniales, muy finos y elegantes, como todo lo que haces.Un beso.

Jaana said...

Hei.
Go to my blog http://www.nukkekoti3.vuodatus.net
There is something to you :)
Jaana from Finland

Sandra from Sydney said...

You are so right Carolyn, purple and green are a perfect combination, that's shown in violets (one of my favourite flowers too). You are extremely talented, your plates show that and you have a real flair for arranging things beautifully. Your scene shows that. It's all so lovely.
Sandra (Snippets from my Studio)

Irene said...

The plate arrangement is lovely.

A Little More Minis said...

Hi Carolyn,

I just found your blog!
You are very talented! These are beautiful plates :)
Will be following you from now on.

Warm hugs from Greece, Jollie

Lady Jane said...

Love your plates. I was born in Feb so naturally I love my purple anything and it so goes with green. You have a great blog.

Eva said...

Love your plates!hey are absolutely gorgeous!!

Gemma (Gempo) said...

I like very much this plates, good job, congratulation. Best wishes

De mãe para filha said...

Beautifull, beautifull!
Congratulation
Jane Gariba

TheWillow547 said...

Hello:
Why not put plexiglass on the openings of your dollhouse? I, too,
spent an entire afternoon cleaning out my huge 10 room dollhouse that had gotten so very dusty because I was away in the hospital for such as long time. I now have clear plastic
covering the openings while I make
some plexiglass covers. On the edge
of the floor just glue a tiny strip of wood, to that add another strip of wood so that you have an "L" shape then you can just slide in the plexiglass.