Wednesday, June 29, 2011

une cloche....





I'm not one to pack my miniatures away in boxes, I prefer to keep a small amount of them on display as I feel it is far more creative/inspiring when working on a new project. I dislike though the thought of my precious miniatures collecting a layer of dust....so I remembered this glass cloche that I had sitting in a cupboard and it proves to be the perfect solution.


....I don't know about you, but if I have my miniatures packed away I actually forget what I have and I have even ended up buying the same item twice....!!!


27 comments:

la Brocanteuse said...

I love this idea! XO Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

Caseymini said...

Love the cloche, Linda. Very well done! Great idea.

Michelle said...

What a fabulous idea and dust free to! :o)

You are not alone with not wanting to put mini's away till they have a home. I keep some items out for a couple of days before I rather reluctantly put them away.

It's so easy to forget what one has bought, I try and not let this happen...I think I've only duplicated on minor things to date! lol :o)

Michelle :0)

Craftland said...

This is a great idea. I love this little scene. The shoes and the dress I really like. Regards from Craftland

Alennka said...

That is a clever idea . . . but what happens when the cat comes along and knocks cloche and miniatures onto the floor?

I often forget about miniatures I've bought too, although I don't think I've duplicated too much. I think it's kind of fun diving into a cupboard full of bits and pieces and finding the perfect item you didn't even know you had.

Catherine said...

That looks wonderful! It is a great idea too!

But I bet you can't fit everything you have collected for the next project under it. lol ;-)

Eliana said...

This is very beautiful! The dome keeps the dust away ... and allows an atmosphere of enchantment ...

Carolyn said...

This is lovely, Linda! I would LOVE a cloche like that but if I had one I wouldn't know whether I wanted to put miniatures in it or whether I wanted it out in the herb garden!! :-) Maybe I would need about 10! It looks so pretty - thanks for showing us!

Flora said...

Linda, you made me laugh: I thought I was the only one to forget what I bought ... I console myself, it means that it is not dementia, but only compulsive obsession to accumulate :-)
The idea of the glass bell is beautiful, mostly, to admire always the beautiful treasures :-)
Mini hugs, Flora

rosanna said...

Linda, I've done the same. I put my favourite pieces under a dome on a glass stand. Well, two of them...
It's a lovely way to keep an eye on them and they are always a talking point.
BTW the little dress is stunning.
Have a nice evening, Rosanna

miniacollection said...

What an excellent idea to display your miniatures under the cloche.
I love to see these cloches in gardens.
Geneviève

Patrizia said...

Ma che bella idea.....io amante delle roombox.....sono affascinata da questa bella boule......posso rubare l'idea e provare cosa riesco a fare?????
Un bacio
Patrizia

Eva R.Hernández said...

¡Una idea estupenda! Es verdad que muchas veces por tener las miniaturas guardadas, llegamos a comprarlas dos veces! Un saludo

Anneke said...

I agree, it's much more inspiring when you have your precious miniatures in sight, especialy when building a house around them and everything needs to go together in the end!

The cloche is a beautifull and clever solution! I store my miniflowers in a 3D picture frame to keep the dust out, because removing the dust from every petal seems almost impossible!

Perhaps a tip: I keep a little book with me on fairs and such, I note all measurements and items collected and wanted in there. That way I never buy something I allready have or something that doesn't fit, I also never forget to buy the little things I easily forget but really need to move on.

Paris Miniatures said...

fabulous way of displaying minis, it looks great:)

Josje said...

Une cloche avec des choses très pretty! :)

I do the same thing you do. I have things on display in several places in my house, some of them under cloches. My most treasured miniature cabinet was in my living room until recently, when my son and a friend were playing with a ball (when they know full well NOT to play with a ball inside the house!!!!) and it was knocked to the floor. Some damage and a small part missing. I was so angry with him I didn't even yell...he knows it is really bad then. When his friend wanted to leave before it was time for his mom to pick him up, I knew something was amiss, haha!

Recently I have purchased a couple of Globe-Wernicke bookcases (they have glass fronted compartments) so that I can put my miniatures away -dust free- and keep them displayed at the same time. And they are relatively safe from boys playing with footballs.

Ingrid Mida said...

What a perfect solution.

Debbie said...

Great idea Linda...x

Brandy Rose said...

Such a great idea!

MALINIK said...

So great scene!
Ina

HelenLovesCashmere said...

Wow! What a beautiful selection of miniatures Linda! :) x

Drora's minimundo said...

An excellent idea!

maria said...

Love the clotche ,so very decorative and dustfree.
Very gorgious miniatures you have collected.
Hugs
Maria

*Maristella* said...

Buongiorno Linda!
Che meraviglia passeggiare qui da te! Le tue creazioni sono deliziose!!! Un caro saluto e buon lavoro, *Maristella*.

Marie75 said...

What a lovely idea !

iris said...

bonjour,
c' est magique
et merveilleux, j' adore les
miniatures , je suis en admiration
continuelle de votre site
je ne parle pas beaucoup l' anglais
excuser moi
bon dimanche
et à très bientôt
IRIS

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