- I've been into dollhouse miniatures since the early 1990's now and when I realized how much I've learned during that time, I thought I'd make a blog to share my knowledge with others. I'm mostly auto-deduct, but always found help on the Internet and in specific books. The mini-world starts and ends with your own imagination, so let there be no limit. And never say : I CAN'T .... because you can, you just need to try and have the necessary know-how. And that's the main reason why I started this blog, because I wanna share what I know with newbies in the miniature world or anybody else who might be interested in sharing what I've learned so far. So, hopefully, I'll be able to provide some useful hints, tips and tricks for those of you out there just starting with this wonderful hobby
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December 17, 2012
Hello my miniature friends
If you have been following the entire project of my French Bakery, you'll agree we me that it is now time to think about the interior decorations, the so-called final touches
I really really love doing that in real life and in miniature. When I was younger, I wanted to become an interior decorator, hell knows why I didn't do that .... 🙈🙉🙊, but I can assure you that it is something I will regret for the rest of my life
But this post is not about me, it is about my miniatures and at least in this world, I have no regrets at all, so let's have a look at what I've done so far in terms of interior decoration and final touches
I've probably already told you that I've been a hobby miniaturist for over 20 years now and this has 1 big advantage : I do have a really really good stock of all sorts of things in my workroom.
These 2 pedestals and the matching urns were some of the things I found in my stock. And allthough they're usually used for an outdoor scence/garden project, I thought by just adding a few gold touches, they would fit nicely into my tearoom (see the 2 next pictures below)
See ..... they do look good in the tearoom 😻😻😻
I also needed a sign to let people passing by know that there is a tearoom on the 1st floor, right above me bakery. The metal plant hanger was another item I found in my stock, haha .... so I just needed to find the right sign .... which I did
Remember to always use these signs you find on the Internet for your personal use only.
Otherwise you might have problems with the copyright and we don't want that, don't we ?????
And here's the finished sign
When I'm looking for posters, pictures to use in my miniature projects, I often browse through Websites like allposters.com, they have absolutely everything you can think of and you have a great search option to look for what you need
These two cute pictures are funny and the colors fit my walls, they show a baker at work
So just copy/paste to your computer, downsize, print on photopaper and glue to a piece of wood or cardstock and you're done
This one shows an old french shop
I put this one on top of the shelf in the tearoom to show the customers all the different sorts of coffee we're serving
Just couldn't resist filling these jars with some real coffee and real sugar
Some DIY kitchen Towels, neatly held together with some ribbon
First I made the cake (please don't look to closely, this was my 1st try at making a wedding cake), then I had to make a cade stand and finally I had to make a display stand
Everybody has probably seen these self-adhesive letters and numbers you can buy at hobby and craft stores, they come in gold, silver, black, white etc.
And as you can see in the pictures below, they come in very handy when you need to add the name and/or kind of your shop on the outside
I chose the name BUSIENNE, because that's the name of some of my family who used to live in Paris when I was younger .... much younger ....
A DIY sign with opening hours
A little sign that I added to the wall where the stairs lead to the tearoom
.... just for fun
I also made this board with the prices of some of the items sold in the bakery.
It's standing next to the entrance so that customers can have a look before the come in
And a second one with the list of all the breads and their prices
This one hangs on the wall, right over the counter where people can see the prices for the chocolate boxes
And another one .... just to embellish the tea room
I hope you like what I did with my bakery and I really really hope that you will be there for the grand opening
The grand opening is coming closer ... with big steps ... uuuhhhhh
so I guess it's about time I start trying out different table settings for my tearoom
As you might remember from previous posts, I made all the tables and chairs myself as well as 99 % of the food items
But as I've been browsing through the Internet, I found this beautiful tea/coffee sets and I thought it would look really great in my tea room. So I ordered 4 of them right away and started to set the tables. And I was right, it look really really great.
I had a few friends over to give it a try .... wanted to know if the chairs are comfortable, if the tables were big enough etc.
What do you think ??
At this point, I'm really happy that I decided to turn this cute kit into a bakery with tearoom,
I really enjoy working on this.
Hope you like my littles tables, comments are welcome
There's more to come ... of course, so stay tuned
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