Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Bedroom is Complete....

Here is an over-all view of the completed bedroom with attached sitting room. When I say completed...when is any home complete, we always change things about and add things to different rooms, so I guess my petite maison will be no different.

The little sitting room still requires a cushion for the chair, possibly a fire screen and lots of pretty bits and pieces on the 'what-not'.

The little dressing table with its many perfume bottles is a 'Small Pleasures Kit'...I have had it for a number of years but it just seems to have been made for that particular corner....and of course it has its own matching stool.

The chest of draws are a 'House Works Kit', with a mirror above and crystal wall sconces on either side. I made the 'festoon' curtain on the bedroom window in the same manner that you would make the 'real' thing!

I have had most of this room done for a couple of months now, all except the bedding on the 'Pheonix' bass and iron bed...once again this was a kit...quite a tricky one to get the paint work right!! I couldn't finish the room because I didn't know how to get the fabric to 'drape'...nothing worse than 'sticky-out' bedding...so Mercedes came to my rescue with her handy tips on how to treat the fabric...and in one afternoon the room was finished!!...thank you Mercedes!!
I have made a little box with evelopes and post cards....could these be a box of love letters belonging to the lady of the house?

I love this pheonix telephone...bit of a pain to paint and I changed the metal cord on the phone to a real one...doesn't look quiet so 'stiff'.

This is just a close-up of the box of letters and post cards, along with the little slippers that I have already shown you all.

...and finally, what brass and iron bed would be complete with out an Heirloom applique quilt...(no, not really!!) I made this years ago and finally it has a home!
All in all I am happy with these two rooms, probably more happy to have another area of the house finished....3 more rooms to go!!! Next room to work on is the bathroom/dressing room!!

40 comments:

DollMum said...

The quilt is truly stunning - you built the room to suit it! The detail in everything is amazing. The great thing about kits is how you can adapt and change them to fit a scene, painting furniture white wouldn't have occurred to me at first.

Folk Artist K Arthur said...

OK..this is how it is..i am on a diet! please when i loose all the weight can we see if i can fit in this new wonderful bedroom..i wont snore or sleep walk!
lol..this as with all you have done is just beautiful and i will be back to look and drool more but for now..please tell me more about the bedding blanket you made..please. blessings katie.

synnøve said...

A real work of art! It´s just so delicate and inviting!
And I love the picture hanging over the vanity table :D

Lissu said...

So lovely room! When I can move in?

Josje said...

Very feminine, romantic and French!
I like the sitting room in the back, it really draws you in.
And yes, the quilt is stunning!

Stéphanie Kilgast said...

Oh it's such a precious room!
No overfilled, everything matches, it's not kitchy at all and I feel really at ease!
I could live there :)

And I love the floor!! Really wonderful!

I'm not a bedroom freak regarding dollhouse (I prefer kitchen and dining rooms :D :D) but this room is really inspiring!

Stephanie

Sca by Virginia Isabel said...

La habitacion esta completa y hermosisima.
Besujis!!!

Liberty Biberty said...

Oh, Linda!! This room is GORGEOUS!!! The bedding is perfect! And where did the rug on the floor some from?
My favourite thing I think has to be that box of little letters, just stunning!!
Thanks for showing us!
Mercedes

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Wow Linda, such elegance, its just beautiful. If I can create a bedroom even half as wonderful as this I will be a very happy Lady. Perfection, I expect you are so pleased with the results, Kate xxx

Pubdoll said...

A very elegant and beautiful room and it fits so well with the amazing quilt! Love the view towards the little sitting room!

Anonymous said...

Pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday. Some lovely purchases there and the furniture in the Tiffany window is just your style, I think.

The bedroom is beautiful. A real credit to all your hard work.

I'm really looking forward to more of your project soon.

Irene

Rita said...

WOW,what a beautiful room. Absolutly gorgeous!!!
I just love the Heirlom quilt.
Have fun on your next project :)

Un Taller de Miniaturas said...

WOW!! Your work is absolutely EXQUISITE, and the room looks so cosy...
I think the quilt is stunning!!!
I love enlarge your photos over and over to see all of the wonderful details...
Hugs,
Paloma

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Hi Linda. I love your blog and don't always manage to leave a comment. Everything is beautiful and it always looks so real.
I have posted on my blog about Debbie asking her friends if they would like to join in. You can find the info on my blog.
Nikki x

Victoria said...

What an amazing room! It's so beautiful and so cosy. Love all those details.

rudoo said...

It's fabulous Linda!!I so look forward to seiing each room :-)

Janne said...

The detail in everything is amazing,so lovley room.
Thanks for showing us !

Janne

Christel Jensen said...

Hi Linda
It doesn't get any better than this. I wish I could sleep there myself. Great as always:)

Nancye said...

Linda, Your house is gorgeous, but I find myself wondering 'What are you going to do for an encore?' Will there be another spectacular house? Keep up the great work as we all are enjoying everything you do.

Liesl said...

Hi Linda
The bedroom is so elegant and tasteful, as always, miniature perfection!How did you make that exquisite quilt? I would love something similar in my little villa!

Anne Marie said...

WOW! thtat is amazing!!!

Claudia said...

Linda - One word. Stunning! I will be gazing at these photos over and over again! May I ask - where do you get Small Pleasures kits and Houseworks Kits? I am new to all of this and would love to play with some of these kits. Thanks so much!

Claudia

Doreen said...

Exquisite as usual. This room is wonderful and is in keeping with the rest of the house. I love watching your house evolve. Every little detail fits so perfectly.

MiniMadWoman said...

Linda, it's absolutely gorgeous! I love how the chandelier reflects in the vanity mirror . . . so pretty!

All the little details are enchanting . . . I love that box of letters and postcards . . . a wonderful detail.

Thanks so much for sharing all your hard work!

Blessings,
Teresa

Vianne said...

Very beautiful details!

Karin Corbin said...

Linda,

The rooms are just lovely, I really admire your artistic composition.

I would like to offer up one suggestion for a minor improvement. The fold up tea tray is out of proportion to the other pieces. The legs are too thick and too stiff next to the French furniture. Thop tray on top looks fine. The legs need to be equally elegant. It should not be too difficult to rework them or make legs from thinner wood perhaps with a little matching curve to them.

kimsminiatures said...

Linda.....really what can I say? it is amazing. I want to shrink down and live there. I love the picture of the dressing table where you can see the light in the mirror. Perfect shot. All your pictures are really really wonderful. Hugs~ Kim

marlies said...

WOW, Linda, this bedroom is sooooo beautiful! Love all those details in it, its gorgious!! You did so much work on it. It looks all so real, I wish my bedroom looked like this........... I never came out again. :D
* marlies

shannonc60 said...

Looks fantastic Linda! You've done a beautiful job! It's a shame the small pleasures kits are no longer available.

Mirja said...

The rooms are so beautiful.Perfect job!!

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Yesterday i didn't have much time to take in this beautiful bedroom.
I really admire your work and it all looks so real. It's the kind of bedroom i would like to have for myself.
The bed is beautiful and the bedding too. I am so glad you mentioned where you bought the bed from as a kit. I will now know where to go when i make a bedroom scene i have planned.
Beautiful!

sylvia said...

Beautiful, just perfect!!!!
love, sylvia

ZuccheroFilato said...

Lovely Blog! Yr rooms are really
fantastic.Compliments!!
Ciao
Aniko

Sabiha Barkey said...

What can I say....?
I LOVE IT!

Bonjour Madame said...

I am so impressed! Every detail is so pretty. I especially love the vanity table and the letters.

Garden of Miniatures said...

An absolutly perfekt room,so much romantic !

Wilma said...

So beautiful! Room has a lot of wonderful details! :)

And this blog are so lovely! :)
(I'm here visiting for the first time.) :)

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Katie said...

Hi Linda!
Just wanted to tell you that the letters you sent Mercedes, inspired me to drag out my real letters and make mini ones for my dollhouse.....So, Thank-you!!! :)
Katie