Friday, March 12, 2010

"La Petite Maison"....part 5.






....these are the last of the photos I have to show you of the 'petite maison'. This is the result of 5 years of lots & lots of work, some times easy, some times so frustrationg, but always enjoyable!!
What is my next project you have been asking, well as yet I am not totally sure, but I do know that there definitely will be one. I adore miniatures and blogging about them too much for there not to be.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the 'petite maison' evolve, it has been made all the more enjoyable for me having had it to share it with you all. I look forward to your final comments....please make them nice...(lol!)...while it is wonderful to have finally finshed....it is also a little.....sad! Linda x

87 comments:

Norma said...

I feel sure that I have already applied every superlative I know in praise of Petite Maison so I will simply say thank you Linda for sharing your creative journey with us, and congratulations on completion of what is a true masterpiece in miniature.

Fondest regards, Norma

dale said...

Awww... it's not an ending, but a new beginning! Rejoice in your accomplishments. Five years, wow!

I hope that you will compile a list of info as so many have asked for, you have a done a wonderful job of accumulating the best from the best and a book is a fabulous idea, as well. To acknowledge all of the contributions in one place would be wonderful for the people that have contributed.

I'm sure more projects are in your future with your expertise. :)

Sending you my best wishes. :)

Cynthia's Minilife said...

Congratulations, Linda! So far, the most beautiful dollhouse I've ever seen! Looking forward to following your next project.
Cynthia

christine said...

i'm sure that whatever project you set your mind to next, will be just as exciting,and challenging for you, as this has been! enjoy your journey!!! :-)

minwks said...

Dear Linda,
Truly lovely. The exterior details are so realistic and the interiors only compliment the fantasy.
Where will I go to each morning now that you are going to be "thinking" about your new project!
You are my first stop after the BBC.
Regards Janine minworks.blogspot.com

vicki archer said...

The ending of a project is bittersweet Linda but at the same time the blank canvas of the future is so exciting. Maybe a miniature French country home.....a Mas or a Bastide perhaps?....xv

Vane said...

Dear Linda, I have said this before, but what a work of art!. It is an amazing proyect done perfectly. Congratulations. We will wait to see more of your work in a future, It will be amazing for sure!.
Thanks again for bringing such a great piece to the miniature life. ;)Hugs from Madrid.

Bambi said...

Oh No! just when I've not long discovered you Linda! don't be too sad though as you will be embarking on yet another wonderful project SOON, won't you? am I sounding desperate enough? What a true heirloom! Terryx

manon 21 said...

Félicitations!
c'est un travail fabuleux.
Je reste admirative.


MAnon

miniacollection said...

It's sad to know that these photos are the last ones of the petite maison. However I am sure you will soon start something new.
Your house is truly stunning. I love the exterior of the house, so French.
Best wishes.
Geneviève

Carolina said...

G'day Linda I just wanted to say that the petit maison looks incredible in the pictures, and taking into account that usually pictures don't reflect perfectly well all details... It must be a real pleasure being able to watch it in real life. I'd just wished I could just stare at it for hours!!! Wonderful jod!!! Congratulations!!!

TreeFeathers said...

Really fabulous, Linda! I can't say enough about it, it's just beautiful and I'm so honored to have some of my little books included in it. I can't wait for you to start blogging about your next project!

- Grace

sylvia said...

And the Oscar goes to.......
LINDA CARSWELL!!!!
Congratularions.

It is a little bit sad but also fun that you finished the house.
Now you can think and dream about a new project.
I know for sure that we all enjoy it from the first moment,

Love Sylvia

Thmini2 said...

Everytime I look at these pictures I see more and more detail. What a wonderful house!!! I can't wait to see what you do next! Teresa

julie campbell said...

It really is just a delight to see Linda.
Every single detail is perfect and when you look at the inside as a whole every room is in harmony with each other. A very special and beautiful dolls house and I am looking forward to seeing your next project.
julie xxx

julie campbell said...

It really is just a delight to see Linda.
Every single detail is perfect and when you look at the inside as a whole every room is in harmony with each other. A very special and beautiful dolls house and I am looking forward to seeing your next project.
julie xxx

Christel Jensen said...

Here we have it in it's glory. A masterpiece for sure. Looking so much forward to your next project too. It has been a joy to follow every step:)

rosanna said...

For the first time I realize that there is only one flight of stairs in the house... and I see the turtle doves under the roof and a naughty pidgeon over the door... so many lovely details...so much to see. These are the last pictures of the Petite Maison but you are not leaving us orphan, aren't you? Thank you very much for sharing your labour of love and be proud of yourselves. Rosanna

Un Taller de Miniaturas said...

Congrats, Linda!!! It is a work absolutely breathtaking and exquisite.
There are so many details to see... I love all of them!!!
Your photography is brilliant too.

Hugs,
Paloma

Wee Cute Treasures said...

What a beautiful beautiful job you have made of this house. And to think that it all comes from your own head - no basic kit to guide you, just your love of all things French. Having spent a lot of time in France I think you have captured the essence perfectly.

I have so enjoyed looking at your 'Petite Folie' and thank you for sharing it.

However, I am also looking forward to seeing your next project....which I think may not be too far behind!!!

Have a great weekend, best wishes, Carol :)

Lize said...

Your house is absolutely gorgeous Linda, perfect in every way.

The Old Maid said...

5 years wow! This time was definately worth the result! Great house! Hope to see your next project soon!Great job!

Daisy said...

Linda,
It really was a delightful escape and privilege to travel on this journey with you. Thank you for sharing so much with us and sending a lttle inspiration our way! The house is stunning and you've been very generous in sharing your time with us. Please consider a book :)
Daisy

Margaret said...

Like everyone else I will miss seeing updates of your beautiful maison, even though I have only been following your blog for a short time.

It is truly inspirational! You certainly deserve a break, but not too long I hope, before we see your next project.

A bientot, Margaret

Carmen said...

Que puedo decirle despues de todo lo dicho. Es magnifica, llena de detalles con la que muchos de nosotros soñamos poder construir algun dia. Perfecta es la palabra que la define. Felicidades y esperamos proximos proyectos... no nos haga esperar demasiado. Saludos. Carmen

ANA ROSA. said...

Linda, solo felicitarte por tan maravilloso trabajo espero que ya estes pensando en el siguiente!!
y asi seguir deleitandonos con tus trabajos.
Un placer haberte encontrado y haber podido dsifrutar de tu petite folie y de tu buen gusto.
Un abrazo.
Ana.

Claudia said...

Oh Linda, you have inspired us all with your petite maison! I never, ever get tired of gazing at it and frequently return to look through all your posts. You are amazingly talented and I just know the next project will be wondrous! Thank you.

xo
Claudia

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Thank you for sharing so much with all of us. It was such a pleasure to follow your project.
Can't wait to see what will be next!
Ciao, Helena

Mar said...

Wow, Linda it turns out gorgeous, I can feel the love you have for your work and house.

Thank you too for leaving a message on my blog, and when you ever visit Paris again I have a few great tips for you. I lived in Paris over a few years.

Have a wonderful and creative day, Mar

cockerina said...

This house is wonderful! The time you've invested to build it you will get on in years, because this "work of art" will always remain a precious object to show and be passed down to those who deserve a day of it, and it will say "This beautiful house 's Linda has done! "
Every small detail speaks, tells us how much love you put, how much fussiness to make so perfect, so elegant, so lovely, so sweet ....
We stand and watch for hours, and always find something that before we had escaped, a detail, a little detail that always fills us with wonder!
Linda thanks for sharing your love with us ...
This is sad, true, but you have great plans and we are here, in contact with you, waiting to see another masterpiece!
Good job!

PS how are you? You are healed ????? I hope so, yes, have a nice day!
Caterina

by Sonya Rotella said...

Hi Linda,
I don't have words to describe the admiration that I try.
Your house is one of the most beautiful that has seen never.
There is job and precision behind every small detail.
I hope you not to now abandon us that this masterpiece is finished...
Love
Sonya

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

Following the construction and coming to life of La Petite Maison has been a beautiful trip. It inspired and showed me how, with love and patience, a magical creation came to be. Thank you Linda.
I think it's a little sad for us too that it has been completed, but I look forward very much to your next project! Also, a miniature house is never quite finished, you'll admire it, change things around from time to time and also find new little treasures to add to one more place. :)
Maia

Irene said...

La Petite Folie is a credit to you. It's beautifully done and I'm pleased that I'll be in at the beginning of the next project.

Eva said...

It hs been a pleasure to floow the Petite Maison. Every room has wonderful details. I was thrilled by the kitchen. I love it so much ;)
keep blogging and please start a new project soon.
Un beso (kiss in Spanish)

Eva

Ingrid said...

Congratulations, your house is beautiful. I look forward to the new project
groetjes Ingrid

unicornio said...

In my blog have got a prize,please catch it.your give it six blogs more.My English isn´t very good .I´m sorry.Hugs Matilde.

Marie Arden said...

Yes, I agree sort of sad to finish but what a wonderful piece of art you have to enjoy!!
I look forward to your next project!
Marie Arden

sylvia said...

Wonderfull work!
Hugs
Sylvia

MiniLover said...

Linda, you have accomplished what few others have. Your house is truly a collector's item -- museum quality. You should be very proud of it and yourself. I think what I most admire is the floors. I am totally in awe of the fact that you made every one of them by hand.
We will miss following your progress, but we all know you have another project in you and we look forward to sharing the journey.
xo from Chicago,
Sophia

Peach Blossom Hill said...

A little bit sad to see it finished like this! I have so enjoyed lurking along on this splendid adventure. I've been awe-struck, a little intimidated and inferior (LOL!) and a lot inspired. I know what you can do now! My little 10 year old received a dollhouse for Christmas in 2008. It sits in my basement partially built awaiting me to get up the nerve to wire it. I've promised her we will do so during her spring break week after next as we certainly can't afford to travel anywhere this year! I could send it to you and you could wire it!!! LOL!

Thank you for this beautiful journey!

Jody

Sumaiya Mehreen said...

Why not make a Garfield kit? It will keep you busy for a LONG time! By the way, may I feature your house on my blog?

Tania-Grange de charme said...

This is incredible ! It's a master piece ! so beautiful ...
Have a nice week-end

Mimmi said...

La Petite Maison is such a wonderful house! It has been so inspirational to follow your blog and see the progress. I can honestly say that it is one of the most beautiful dollhouses I have ever seen! It will be so exciting to see what you`ll do next. Congratulations on finishing the house!
Anne Mari

Lisette said...

*~..*BEAUTIFUL*..~*

Congratulations!!

Lisette

Evelien said...

Congratulations Linda on finishing your masterpiece! I can imagine it's sad to say goodbye to the building and decoration after 5 years, but I'm sure you're going to surprise and amaze yourself again on your new project.

I'll be watching you! ;)

groetjes evelien

FrenchGardenHouse said...

oh. my. This is just so gorgeous, makes me want to shrink and live there forever. What a gorgeous piece of art you have created with your Petite Maison. astounding! Lidy

Reiko said...

I have followed your journey through every room of La Petite Maison and I have enjoyed every minut of it. I am absolutely stunned about the result. You have made an unbelivable work with your house. Please do not stop here. I will be looking so much forward to see you start your new journey

Sabiha Barkey said...

Congratulations Linda for such a big achievement!
I can't see the sad part...it is just wonderful and I think you heve to celebrate it with a party!!!! Now,you can dream about new projects,and before you know you will be working on a new wonderful Linda project,that will keep us all attentioned!

Sabihax

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

The most exquisite, the most detailed and realistic mini house I 've seen, and there are a lot of great ones out there! Between you and Synnove, my dear mini pal, you both capture the reality of life! Bisous, Anita

Mirja said...

Congratulations!! La Petite Maison is the most beautiful dollhouse I've ever seen. It's a treasure :))

Catherine said...

I love everything about it Linda. Congratulations, it is just beautiful.
I think it deserves a book of it's own. I can see a mini copy of it sitting on one of my miniature tables.
I can't wait to see what your next project will be.

Stacey Steimle said...

All I can really say is "WOW" that is INCREDIBLE!!

Liberty Biberty said...

It really is a stunning Masterpiece Linda!
Mercedes

Astrid said...

Linda, as a fellow miniaturist, this is the BEST house I have every seen. You have managed to create a house that I have been dreaming of in my head for years. If you ever get bored with it, I will buy it off you and give it a loving home! I hope you display it sometime, so that we can see it "in person" Thanks Astrid

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an amazing achievement.You are to be congratulated.
Your Petite Maison is absolutely magnificent.
Thanks for the opportunity to see it.

Patricia

Glenda/MidSouth said...
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Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! Absolutely Beautiful! I had your blog on my favorites list that I lost sometime ago and was not able to recover all the the names of blogs on the list. I am glad someone emailed me about your blog, so I added you back to my list. I will be back when have more time to get caught up on your posts. This is a gorgeous work of art. What will be your next project? :-)
Glenda

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Beautifully impressive! It tells a story all of it's own. Your work is wonderful, so lifelike! I love each room!
Yvonne

Les Idées Heureuses said...

Merveilleux travail, du rêve plein les yeux!!!!
Bravissimo.
MArtine de Sclos France

Jean Day said...

It is so fabulous seeing the rooms all at once too. I'm sure going to miss this Petite Maison's progress reports. It has been such a pleasure to see such fabulous photos and actually spend time in your home.

Dash said...

Hello Linda, so glad you hopped onto my blog, and now I have hopped over to yours, so glad I did, what a divine blog you have, I have scrolled down and seen your lovely miniatures, at least I think they are miniatures, they are so perfect it's difficult to tell, your photographs are beautiful. I will now be a regular visitor.

French Fancy said...

I've always had a thing about dolls houses and yours is the best I have ever seen - well apart from Queen Mary's one at Windsor Castle. Nobody could ever have a better one than that

Brabourne Farm said...

Linda - I'm absolutely amazed by your stunning work. Congratulations on putting together something so beautiful. Also thank you for your lovely comment - so nice to know that you enjoy visting BF. Leigh

Las manos de Sca by Virginia Isabel said...

Linda la casa a quedado maravillosa. No podia haber quedado mejor. Te felicito porque tienes que estar orgullosisima. ¿CINCO AÑOS? uff solo de pensarlo me pongo mala que la mia va a ser eso y alomejor mas. Que miedo.
A ver que es lo siguiente porque es dificil superarlo pero seguro que lo haces.
1.000.000 Besujis!!!

Sara Álvarez-IGMA Artisan said...

Linda, thank you for letting us participate in fact the birth of this beautiful creation, we have followed in his footsteps, seeing that grew and developed. Somehow we feel our well.
I am thrilled to see the beginning of the new project, to secure any, ¿truth?.
Congratulations from Barcelona!

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh it is trés FABULOUS!!! I would LOVE to move into it!!! AMAZING... GORGEOUS!!! Since I cannot move in.. I would LOVE to paint some of the photos you have of it and do a post about it with links to YOU... please email moi and let me if this would be ok?
BTW... I must ask... does your real home look like this maison?
Look forward to hearing from you!
ENJOY!
Fifi

dora said...

He ido siguiendo, la evolución de su casa, y sinceramente, me ha encantado, el buen gusto, la sencillez, en fin todo. Para mi es uno de las casa más bonitas de la web.Puede estar orgullosa, y estoy deseando ver sus próximos trabajos.
Un abrazo Carmen

Gemma (Gempo) said...

Congratulations Linda for your job in La Maisson, is incredible, wonderful in all sense. I wait the new project. One question for when the interview in magazine Miniaturas?. Best wishes

Doreen said...

Ah Linda - I am a little sad at seeing the house finished because I have so enjoyed the journey. I was here when you first started posting and I watched the house grow along with all your followers. Imagine that you now have over 400 followers. Fantastic. That is because you make your blog so interesting and the house is so beautiful. You are a true artist and your attention to the finest detail is terrific. I love the house but it is all those little details that amaze me and kept me following. You should be proud of all that you accomplished and I want to thank you for letting me come along on your journey. I can't wait to see what you will do next!

Carmen O. said...

Congratulations. It's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carmen

brae said...

You have done a remarkable job on this project, and I am excited to see what you have in store for the future! Your attention to detail makes for such realistic scenes. You are an inspiration!

Frida said...

I love your dollhouse! But where have you buy it?
I would like to know.
Take care!
Love Frida

Linda Carswell said...

Dear Frida,
I made this 'petite maison'....!
So it is unable to be bought from anywhere....sorry!
Linda x

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Anonymous said...

I am loving this, its extrordinary, and thats what I tend to be looking for. Does anyone know if the house is a kit? I prefer houses like this over all and although UK houses are very much like this one, most are front opening and this does not appear to be so. Again I would be interested in know if its a kit?
Currently working on an old Artply Worthington and turning it into a French Chateau. Thanks Deb podell@netin.net

Anonymous said...

Ok I see you made it, its a custom house. Fantastic! I belong to Greenleaf doll house forum and have posted my work there under Debora59, completed work is the Beaumont dollhouse. its my first. How many years have you been into miniature dollhouses? Thank you for sharing this Amazing work of art! Deb

le banc moussu said...

your houses are allways a real pleasure to see and try to discover each small part.

Loly Rodriguez said...

MARAVILLOSO,elegante , muy bonito....podria estar elogiando sus creaciones durante horas y horas.
Un saludo. Loly
http://lolyaliminis.blogspot.com/

A Little More Minis said...

Dear Linda,

I did not see your beautiful house evolve, but the end result is amazing! What a gorgeous house :)

Warm hugs, Jollie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
What a darling dollhouse! Everything is so cute and I am delighted to have found you. Extraordinary! I am in the middle of a tea party right now so I will have to come back and see more. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings from Canada,
Sandi

Mari@ said...

Hi Linda, I'm writing you an e-mail :o) Hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi!
I'm A from Spain and I just want to say that your house is GOUGEOUS!!! I love it!
Where do you found that white furniture? It's so difficult to find!
Good luck in your next project!

Rising said...

I just found your blog tonight, and have to say I love the Petite Maison. I could see myself living in the space in peace and serenity. What a beautiful treasure to behold!
Thank You for sharing this wonderful collection of extraordinary miniatures!
Christina

The Sea Garden said...

I just found your blog. What an unbelievable work of art! And so thrilling to see you even live in my own state, Tassie! I have a doll's house too that I love and yours inspires me to keep on doing things to it.

Muriellisa said...

Quelle merveille...

Mom E. said...

Linda.
LOVE the Maison! My hubby and I wanted to do one of these together, when we were first married, and we thought we'd wait until kids could "use" it....well...32 years and 5 kids later...the youngest is 17 and NOW we can make one! I know how delicate each one of those pieces are, I think we would have to start with a ""klunky Kid one" first for the grandkids to use...Maybe this is the way I will get to have my PERFECT house! But only in miniature!
Such beauty and artistry and fun! I have found some tiny doll house porcelain dolls that would live in one...I would play with it by myself! LOL

Sandra said...

I can only echo what others have said about how beautiful La Petie Maison is. You have given such attention to every tiny detail and the results are stunning. Truly a masterpiece!! I do hope you will be working on another wonderful project very soon and start blogging again.