If you have popped into my Blog or perhaps the one my chum Celia Thomas and I share as Nostalgia in Miniature Workshops you may have seen this little 1/24th scale vintage flower-filled arbour.
It is the prototype for one of our 'Little Old Garden' series of workshops which we so enjoyed as it allowed us both free reign to indulge our love of miniature gardening and also faded authentic furniture, old fabrics and furnishings and the carefully chosen and created little accessories that bring a scene to life.
Sadly neither of us has the room to accomodate the growing collection of unique prototypes - mostly there are two of each - so we have to be strong-minded every now and again and let one or two go.
The Little Arbour is now for sale at £35 - it is quite light so postage would be reasonable. The base measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" and the overall height is approx 4".
The grass is a bit scuffed and worn and the flagstones under the table, nicely weathered. On a summer's Sunday there must have been a family celebration as the home-made fabric bunting is just beginning to come adrift, but now the scene is set for a quiet time to read and write letters in the shade of the 'clematis' covered arbour. Nearby a basket of simple flowers and a small water feature with a water lily in an old tub complete this original scene.
If you are interested in purchasing the Arbour please email us - contact details on the Side Bar - we should be happy for it to have a lovely new home.
Meanwhile work continues apace on the 1/24th prototype for our faded but elegant Little German Style 1900s Shop which is our next workshop this June and July. Places are filling so if you would like to see all the details and Booking Forms, they are on our website - Click - for a peep.
|A corner of the Little 1900s German Style Sop - 1/12th scale|
Thanks for looking