Friday, December 6, 2013
The mural for my kitchen roombox that I commissioned from Rita and Horst Kruger of Tiny Ceramics arrived this week! I am so thrilled with the way it turned out!
I wasted no time getting it into the box behind the stove--it is the final touch for this wonderful box.
Here's a closer look.
We went back and forth on a design with this one incorporating all the elements I was hoping for. Rita is the ceramic engineer and Horst the artist.
My stove also has a new bright blue "Le Creuset" casserole from TYA sitting on one of the burners--just a splash of color in the midst of all the stainless steel.
I love my kitchen!
Friday, November 22, 2013
I have two stories in the January 2014 issue of Miniature Collector.
One is about my own Petit Tresor, which you have all seen multiple times.
The other, and perhaps more interesting to followers of this blog, is Masterpieces: The Art of Painting in Miniature, in which four different painters are profiled. The painters include Leslie Smith and Lyndel Smith, Johannes Landman, and Josephine Meyer. Their styles and approaches are all very different and make good reading.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
As always, there were many, many projects on display at Wee C, but this one caught my eye since I have never seen one like it before. I don't know who made it but it won a prize and is very original.
Isn't this cool? Your typical Chinese restaurant in the U.S.
Look at all the details!
I love this cozy booth just waiting for customers.
And this one....
Just an interesting project I thought I would share.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
This will be my third year exhibiting at the Wee "c" Show and Sale, ably run by Donna and Stan Boyd. This is a great show and the exhibits of miniature projects are not to be missed.
Wee "c" Miniature Club
Miniature Show and Sale
Friday, November 8, 2013 ~ 5:00 pm-9:00pm
Saturday, November 9, 2013 ~ 10:00 am-5:00 pm
1000 Busse Road
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
Thursday, October 31, 2013
After looking at a whole bunch of photos on the internet, I decided to make my butler's pantry all white. I also decided that it would strictly hold glassware, silver, etc. rather than food.
So here are a few photos. This room is really hard to photograph well. It's either all blown out because there's so much white or dark. So bear with me, please.
Looking straight in. My friend Tracy Chapman made the little hanging on the wall. Carlotta Rossi made the champagne crate, and I bought the Jeraboam of wine in Paris years ago.
Here is close-up of the back cabinets and counter top. Sterling champagne set is by Victor Pain, the dinner gong, which I love, is by George Chapman. The blanc de chine pitchers on top of the cabinet are by Elisabeth Causeret. Pink glasses are by Phil Grenyer and the silver goblets are by Pete Acquisto. I have since acquired some beautiful green goblets that I need to put where the silver ones are now.
Here's the big display cabinet up close. I decided I would only fill it with silver. Especially since I had more silver in boxes and no more room in my silver shop.
And the same cabinet with the front removed. All the silver on the top shelf is by Victor Pain. On the second shelf the tea service is Enrique Quinitar and the sauce boat is by Mike Sparrow. On the bottom shelf we have Greg Matusovsky's fabulous Russian tea urn, an unknown maker's loving cup, and Victor's tidbit tray and plate rack.
I really love this room. In fact, I really love this whole box!!!!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
My story on miniature Christmas market stalls has just been published in the December issue of Miniature Collector.
It features lots of fun and inspiring projects from miniaturists all over the country (including some of my own, which you have seen before).
Take a look!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I had a great time at the Good Sam show last weekend. In addition to the showroom, they had an Exhibitor's Gallery of projects local people had done.
Here are a few photos of those that intrigued and inspired me. Some of the photos aren't great because of the reflection from the glass but you will get the idea. Miniature people are just so creative!
I liked this over-the-top shop.
And all these Christmas stalls and carts--no wonder I took the most photos of these. Apparently the cart was a NAME project. I am trying to get the kit so I can make one of my own.
Then there was this rather imposing structure. Not sure what it is --a shop, I think.
This Mediterranean kitchen is wonderful!
And this shop is so clever! I've never seen anything like it.
Thanks to all who stopped by my table. I'll be in San Jose again next year!