Friday, March 12, 2010

Glimpses of the cottage downstairs bedroom (1:1)

This room is the most feminine room at the cottage, lots of roses and 'pretty' accessories. The white dressing table was 'rescued' from a barn - and it looked very neglected before it got a coat of paint (no before photo unfortunately).



The desk is actually a sewing machine table, probably from about 1940s although I'm not really sure. The machine didn't work and has been removed. There is a coat of pink paint under the white which will be revealed when I eventually get around to sanding the edges. This photo has been posted before, I forgot to take a new one showing the gorgeous shabby white mirror I bought for this corner - next time :)



This wardrobe is dark oak, it's only got one coat of paint on it at present. I'm thinking about painting it a pastel colour rather than leaving it white, or decorating it with some stencilling perhaps. (Any volunteers to finish painting the ceiling, etc?)



I bought this pretty little vintage evening bag from a charity secondhand store for about $8, and the vintage handkerchiefs from a flea market in Sydney for just a couple of dollars each. I need to find some more to use as doll house linen...

12 comments:

Sans said...

This room is really pretty and didn't seem to be in the same building as your other room because it is so ..clean ! :):)

The cupboard looks great in white :) and those vintage hankies are really gorgeous.

Norma said...

LOL Sans - yep this is a 'normal' room :) ... but I love the 'quirky' upstairs best ...

PAKY said...

So beautiful your room, I like very much the style and white colour of furnitures...you're a great miniaturist and a 1:1 artisan ... regards

rosanna said...

A lovely , fresh and pretty room. Non, I'm sorry I cannot help you with the ceiling...I suffer from heights on a ladder ;o) Anyway why do you want to paint that border? it gives a bit of division between ceiling and walls, I quite like it. Have fun displaing your new buyings Rosanna

Francesca said...

The room is very nice! I love the white furniture! A hug, Francy

michelle said...

Beautiful room, Norma, great furniture! and I want to help painting!! I love painting and decorating rooms ;-)

Glenda said...

It's lovely!!
You've just reminded me - I have a lot of vintage hankies somewhere in my hoard . . .

Peach Blossom Hill said...

It's looking so pretty and clean, Norma! I'm enjoying living vicariously through you! LOL!

Jody

miniacollection said...

Lovely room. I like its feminine style and the teddy bear and pram on the wardrobe.
Geneviève

Norma said...

Thanks Paky! And by the way, I put your little gift in the mail today :)

Hey Rosanna, if you don't like working on ladders maybe you could send your father over - ask him to bring his own ladder! However best not to tell him that he's unlikely to have it on the return journey ;) Appreciate your suggestion re the moulding between the walls and ceiling but it's already got some paint on it.

Thanks Francesca.

Michelle, you are welcome to help anytime!! However, I should tell you that one of my previous 'assistants' almost killed herself! She cut through a wire that she thought was part of the old telephone system but it was a major electricity wire! So I think working for me is a bit risky ;)

Glenda, did you find those vintage hankies? I think it's possible that some of those in the handbag might just turn up "elsewhere" :)

Jody, I'm a bit concerned that you are the second person to comment that it looks so "clean" - like it's kind of a suprise - I'm not too sure how I should take that :) I think I'm going to shabby the furniture a bit tho, what you see as 'clean' I see as a bit too "pristine" :)

Genevieve, I really like them too, the old teddy was my husband's childhood toy, I found the pram at a flea market, I think I paid about $10 for it. It's lined with pretty satiny fabric.

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Liberty Biberty said...

Norma, the cottage looks gorgeous, like a lifesize dollhouse!
Mercedes