Thursday, October 13, 2011

Slow and steady....







I was going to write 'wins the race'.....but of course there is no race, (and if there was, I would be miles behind the hare.....) but I am enjoying collecting and enlarging my collection of miniatures for my next/new project. I think the thrill of hunting down some of these miniatures is some times the best part of being a miniature collector......I have bought many little delights over the past few months, but it was one piece that I enjoyed making (I should say 'assembling') just last week. It was a Cynthia Howe 12th scale (laser cut) bird cage kit. The detail and design I think is fabulous and it went together in a matter of minutes. The cage can be painted etc....but for this project I (think) I prefer it left natural, it has a wonderful Victorian feel about it.....I'm loving it!!!!! There is of course a few more pretties, but I shall show you those in a day or two.

27 comments:

Josje said...

Good morning Linda! Or I should say good evening probably as you are living in the future ;)

Your collection is very pretty. You always pick the nicest miniatures from all over the world. Love the birdcage as well. I didn't know Cynthia Howe sold these sort of things, I only know her from the dolls. I'll have to go and check her site out.

vicki archer said...

I am looking forward to your next project Linda....The bird cage is lovely just as it is....I can't wait to watch the details unfold....xv

rosanna said...

Definitely the hunt is one of the best part and you are such a good hunter.
Love the cage, it's truly a delight.
Enjoy your Spring, here it's still Summer, none of the rains which you found last year.Minihugs, Rosanna

Eva said...

Your miniature collection i just wonderful. You have the most prettiest minis :) You are right, the bird cage is gorgeous!!

Drora's minimundo said...

A beautiful collection and the birdcage is a jewel!

Susan said...

A tantalising peek into your future? Lovely!

contar said...

La entiendo la mayoría de las veces la planificación del proyecto nos deleita mas que el proyecto en si mismo, y si la planificación es como la suya donde va encontrando esos pequeños tesoros mucho mejor.
es todo precioso.
un abrazo

I understand most of the time the project planning delights us more than the project itself, and if planning is like yours where you find those little treasures so much better.
is all beautiful.
a hug

Eloisa (Heloise) said...

Que maravilla de miniaturas, pero la jaula, la chimenea y el vestidito son realmente preciosos. Saludos

Alexandra said...

Hello Linda,
I Love the birdcage.
Your miniature collection is just wonderful.
Alexandra

Fabiola said...

Fantastic! I like all. The cage is very special.
Bye Faby

Julia said...

Gorgeous minis as always Linda and that birdcage is wonderful.
Julia x

miniacollection said...

I love the miniatures you have already collected. You really know haow to find beautiful things.
Among them I saw a gorgeous little doll.
Geneviève

Eliana said...

Faced with this fabulous collection I can imagine the wonderful project that is to come!
The birdcage is really beautiful.
Hugs

Norma said...

The birdcage is stunning! And the little dress is a treasure. This is a wonderful collection, and most intriguing.

malu2 said...

Te felicito por tus compras, todo es precioso!!!!Besos.

Catherine said...

Another perfect group of photos with the most beautiful miniatures. The cage looks lovely in the natural color!!! Are you going to try to find a bird to live in it? ;-)

Léa said...

It is very beautiful, Linda, as always.
The cage is superb.

I can not wait to see how it will organize in your new project that will certainly not fail to charm.
I think many of you. <3

A. Wright said...

I recently finished that bird cage Linda. It really is easy to assemble and the finished product is beautiful.

Flora said...

Dear Linda, when you promise pretties, usually it is STUNNING!
I agree with you, the best part of collecting is the search, discovery, the feeling of victory when we can finally enjoy the feeling of possession ...
I think this is a little morbid but it's nice :-)
Mini hugs, Flora

Mari@ said...

Wonderful items Linda. I'm curious about your next project. :o)

Daydreamer said...

Linda, you are the Master Gatherer! Everything is so beautiful and perfect! The birdcage is Stunning! I LOVE the wall color for your backdrop.... a taste of the project too perhaps? It is fascinating to watch you add bits and pieces..... I am looking forward to seeing more!

Snowfern said...

oh my *clutches chest and gasps* that birdcage sure is dramatic, and gorgeous! i must get me one too thank you for sharing!!!

Obscure Creations said...

Great blog - thanks!

sylvia said...

Hi Linda,

I love the birdcase, it's wonderful!!
I am still looking forward to your new project, soooooo curious!!!
Time for me to making breakfast for Mercedes and Sabiha ( never thought I can say that)

Hugs Sylvia

Fi.P said...

Dear Linda,

A Beautiful Birdcage.......it only adds to the natural femininity that seems to be unfolding before our eyes.

Our anticipation only builds.....Stunning.

Fiona

Sionchi said...

La escena es preciosa. Te felicito por el gusto que tienes en escoger el fondo, el color, las miniaturas,colocarlas y hacer la foto. Me encanta todo lo que haces

vicki archer said...

Hello Linda...I updated my post to include the liquid eyeliner for you...At least I hope it was you that asked...as there was no link! xv