Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Friday, November 23, 2012

And Saturday Is....

......the last Nostalgia In Miniature Workshop of 2012! Which means folks that we'll have a super day for sure....and then it's counting down till Christmas.

We are really looking forward to tomorrow and as it's an all day workshop we've laid in stocks of mince pies and chocolate....our spies tell us that Mulled Wine is coming with one of our lovely participants as well.
Of course the whole point of the day is to create a detailed, and authentic Edwardian room setting of poor 'Father' trying to wallpaper his parlour the week before Christmas, inspired by an old musical hall song from 1910. I'm sure that everyone will have their own individual ideas and touches that make each project unique. 

Celia and I look forward to seeing everyone's finished rooms - this is our 1/24th scale prototype.

As usual we shall have a small sales table featuring our own original miniatures - each time we try to choose items that reflect the workshop theme.  I dug out a piano and had lots of fun giving it a bit of a  makeover and imagined poor 'Mother' struggling to hang up her decorations and wipe the wallpaper paste off the ivories, the kids and the family pets..... a little scenario that has a familiar ring to it....(only joking chaps).

For details of the first workshop next year  - Underneath the Old Arbour - which willl be held at the wonderful  Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire on April 7th, please go to our website.

Thanks for looking


Wyrna Christensen said...

Fine scene with the man who put wallpaper on his walls. I came to think of myself years ago, I've done it many times. In these times it is all white ...
Both of them. very good scenes.
I wish you a good trip.


Fabiola said...

I like these fantastic scenes, especially the second.
Bye Faby

Drora's minimundo said...

Two fantastic scenes. I love both.
The man standing on a box, wallpapering the wall scene is adorable and very original.
Hugs, Drora

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Just love the idea of your roombox "Father". So realistic too!

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Just love the idea of your roombox "Father". So realistic too!

Robin said...

Thank you all - we had a super day at the workshop! Some lovely work by the particpants, who all added their original touches. The piano will be installed in one of the 1/12th settings - so Father can play for a Christmas sing-song after the wallpapering is finished!!