Sarah and her husband have been working on and nurturing their lovely Smallholding for quite a long time now, and they were kind enough to show us some pictures of their hard work and inspiration. Clearly they are expert decorators, builders and growers.....did I mention it's in 1/24th scale!!
With many thanks for permission to use these photographs - and apologies for my slightly wobbly scanning technique... click on the image for a bigger version.
The buildings were for created for them by John Crooke of Farthingales, and we - Coombe Crafts - are thrilled to see many examples of our work, from people, to items of furniture and gardens in such a superb setting. Their own inspired work and collections and commissions have, I'm sure you'll agree, produced a very special and unique project that will give enormous pleasure to them and anyone who is lucky enough to see it.
In just under two weeks Celia and I, wearing our Nostalgia in Miniature hats, will be hosting our fifth workshop - it's been such a lovely (and challenging) experience, and we're looking forward to it enormously. The first in a series of three is featuring The Little Old Vintage Hall - you know the kind of slightly dilapidated village hall, short of funds and built in the Victorian era....it's lovely and well used - but needs redecorating..... We are creating it as it was in 1930s a time of austerity and impending war.
We did the finishing touches last week on my kitchen table - our little helper Sam wanted to keep it a secret for a bit longer so got between The Little Vintage Halls and the camera!
If you nip over to our Nostalgia in Miniature Blog there are pictures without Sam.......details of this and our other workshops are linked there to our website.
Thank you for looking.