Friday, March 26, 2010

Still searching for ideas....




Yes!!! I'm still looking for ideas!
Over the past couple of days I have been going through photographs I have taken while in France.....these I took back in 2006. I love these shots of the little Brocante in Chinon. I like how the roof has 'odd' windows, I like the texture of the building, the little balconies with the flower pots, the rose climbing up the side of the cutest little shop and the wonderful front paving!
This could possibly be my next project.....but who know????
But it is cute isn't it???

29 comments:

Liberty Biberty said...

Yes, it's super cute Linda. And if anyone could recreate it in miniature it would be you!
Mercedes

vicki archer said...

This is a lovely idea Linda....xv

Dash said...

That's a fabulous shot, I love those roses, would love to see a miniature brocante.
XX

by Sonya Rotella said...

I think is a very lovely idea.
The work is hard but looking your petit maison I think that you can create every thing you want.
I'm impatient to see your new project!
Have fun with it!
Sonya

sylvia said...

Yes, it is cute!!
You can do it and it will be amazing again!!

Un Taller de Miniaturas said...

The pics are stunning. I love the exterior of the house, very French... with that brocante shop. It is perfect...!!
Looking forward to following your next project :))
Hugs,
Paloma

synnøve said...

May bee you could have a "Pensione Linda" in the building above the "Brocante"?
Synnøve:)

cockerina said...

is a really interesting idea .... I agree with Sinnove on floors above the shop could put a B & B ".... just a couple of bedrooms and bathrooms, and living room, where breakfast ... I would see him shop instead crammed with antiques ...
beautiful roses climbing on the edge of the building! well, I think you can start! enjoy!
Caterina

PS how's your back? you are healed?
kisses!!

maria said...

A realy lovely idea, love pink roses against the bleu paint of the brocante shop.
Have fun with daydreaming about your new project.
Greetings
Maria

miniacollection said...

It could be a very good idea. I love your photos. By the way which parts of France you don't know ? Very soon I will give you names of places you could go to, but you may already know them...
Geneviève

Margaret said...

You could really have fun with that idea Linda, so much you could include in the shop. The one in your photo looks delightful.

Norma said...

It's gorgeous Linda, I love that blue. And I like the idea of "B & B" accommodation above the shop...

Catherine said...

It's great Linda! I think it would make a gorgeous miniature.

Susanne said...

..I can definately recommend the Brocante-business, and it would be nice to have a collegue ;-)
Love, Susanne

FrauSchmitt said...

I LOVE This house. And the colors and the shop, too. What amazing pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them with us, here- Curious to see your next project =)

Cheers from
FrauSchmitt from Germany

Kate said...

I can see how these photos would inspired thoughts of a miniature creation!

The window on the right looks like an *oeil de bouef* window. I did some searching of miniatures shops awhile back for this type of window, and the only place I found them was at the Lawbre website.

I'm including the link in case you might want it in the future. Of course, you could probably make them from scratch!

I'm looking forward to seeing your next project. Looking through photos for inspiration is a great way to fill the artistic well so that a new creation can spring forth!



http://www.lawbre.com/ae478_cast_oeil_de_bouef_dormer_window.html

Kate said...

Here's another source for oeil de bouef miniature windows:

http://www.goliathminiatures.com/Components/components.htm

Also some links to a few inspiring houses in miniature..french of course:

http://www.owenfoundation.com/Miniatures/Margaux.html

http://www.mottsminis.com/dollhouse_lawbre_french_country.htm

A link with more photos of these windows, which have also inspired a modern trend, mirrors of a similar design:

http://willowdecor.blogspot.com/2010/02/design-trend-oeil-de-boeuf.html

And the Wikipedia entry (short but informative):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oeil-de-boeuf

I'm quite enamored with these charming little windows as you can tell!

Kate

Susanna said...

Such a lovely building...

I just booked our trip to Paris in June.. any shopping tips for a miniaturist?

Mooghiscath said...

Beautiful roses " Pierre de Ronsard" .The shop is nice , it's a good idea to build it.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Your work is amazing, so we will love to see anything you choose. Your "Petite Folie" is utterly enchanting!

Virginia said...

LOVE your blog. Actually the photographs look like things I would have shot myself. We like the same things. Oh, BTW, lucky you. You get to have Vicki's new French Essence a full 6 months before we will here. I'm dying to get my hands on it. Love her first book.

I'll be back!
V

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Just beautiful! I am sure inspiration will come from those photos! Lovely!

Jody

Las manos de Sca by Virginia Isabel said...

Un antiquario? Gua molaria, porque seguro que tu le das un punto exquisito.
Besujis!!!

Bleudelavande said...

such cute idea!!! I'm sure you will realize a wonderful miniature of this wonderful brocante!
Have a nice sunday and see you soon

dora said...

Yo creo que si, con su gusto y buen hacer seguro que le quedaría una escena fantastica.
Estoy deseando seguirla en esta otra aventura.
Un abrazo Carmen

Josje said...

Yes, very cute! I love the journey of discovery and research in the planning stages of a new project just as much as executing all of the plans. All of those new ideas and plans are so exiting!

Sabiha Barkey said...

Well, whatever your new project will be....I know for sure it will be wonderful and a treat for the eye!!!
Sabihax

Margaret said...

Hello again LInda,
I have an award for you on my blog.
Have a great day.
Margaret

Lissu said...

Looking forward to see your new project!