I've been taking a fun room box class with the uber-talented Liz Lebosse (www.dollhousesbyliz.com), who also did a fabulous job building my dollhouse. I just finished the final details of the box, so I thought I would share the photos with you. Liz is also offering classes from her studio in Poughkeepsie. I would highly recommend it!
A few details about Maison Tulle...I imagined it as the boutique of a couturier by the name of Tulle in mid century Paris (but probably most of the period details here are not accurate). In addition to the room box, I made the painting on the wall, the dress on the mannequin and the black leather handbag on the mantle. The rest of the furnishings I collected throughout the years. Hope you like the photos!
A Cream Satin Gown trimmed with ink-dipped feathers and a black leather handbag with gold clasp
Chandelier. I tried wrapping the chain with beige ribbons. I thought it turned out pretty reasonable.
Close up of the dress.
Every first weekend of November, I try to make it to Philadelphia Miniaturia, the largest miniature show on the East Coast. Here are some of the coolest miniatures on offer this weekend!
A Christmas stand by Carl Bronsdon
Another Christmas stand
Shoe display by Doll's Cobbler
Raincoat and other shoes
Flowers by Artistic Florals
Love this arrangement
Patisserie scene by JoAnne Roberts
Alice in Wonderland Scene by JoAnne Roberts
Old lady doll by Fern Nasi
Finally, here are my purchases at the fair (photographed in their new home, aka my dollhouse):
Pink Galoshes from Doll's Cobbler
A mint whistling kettle
The old lady doll to the right. I love her black lace veil.
And the fabric cameo
And her gloves, black pocket book and engagement ring
And here's another picture of her walking with a pram and one of the two dogs of the house, Gossamer
Hope you like these!