Monday, April 19, 2010

A peek at my new project, the "Boutique d'antiquités et brocante"




Not yet open for business (in fact the construction far from completed!) but trying out a few pieces just to get a feel for the 'ambiance' of my new 1:12 scale "Boutique d'antiquités et brocante".

The hydrangeas are made by Jody (Peach Blossom Hill), the cupboard at the back is a 'work in progress' alteration of one of the Michael's hutches Jody sent me. Details of other pieces to come at another time - I have to get my head down now and study, study, study for at least a week if I'm to avoid an academic "kick ass award" :)

36 comments:

synnøve said...

Hello Norma,
This looks very charming already!
Ahhh...the Hydrangea is stunning, and you had some other lovely pieces too!!! Exciting new project :-)
Good luck with your studies!!!
Synnøve x

Sans said...

I can tell, Norma that this is going to be a great room! The "patina" of the exterior walls and the flooring are aged yet clean, befitting of a shopowner who's proud of his shop and wares :). You have fabulous pieces. I have been looking for clay urns for my tribal house. Many are too refined. I like how yours are "mossed" up.

Now go study. You shouldn't be seen commenting as well :):) but 1 week from now, I hope you will start on your project soon :):).

Margaret said...

It does look great already and I think this would be a fabulous shop to work on. It's already got lots of character, will be difficult to keep your mind on your studies with ideas popping into your head but there is plenty of time to work on them later. I'm sure you won't get the kick-ass award.

Doris said...

This has great ambience already!! I look forward to seeing how it develops :-)

Merry Jingle said...

I looks great :) And you know I especially love those gray tones :) And I can also see a hutch - an award avoided :D

Can't wait to see some more pics,

Ira

miniacollection said...

This is a very interesting project. I like the shop. I'm sure you're going to have a lot of fun with it.
Geneviève

Francesca said...

Fantastic project Norma! Beautiful pieces! It will be a charming boutique. Good work!! Francy

Flora said...

I really like your new project and although there is much work to do, you're already on your way!
A good alternative to study :-)
Have a nice day
Flora

Ingrid said...

It looks great. What beautiful colors you've used! really nice

groetjes Ingrid

Deni said...

Oh Norma this is going to be really nice
Just luv the colour of the shop and Hutch!
The mangle is super, you have some nice pieces to go in that shop!

Love 'n Light said...

This is gorgeous as is...I want a shop like that!

LL Nat:~)

Deni said...

Natalie...... I have the front part in a box I bought from teh UK online ages ago now if I could get a box made to fit and know what that colour and paint was! wink wink!lol

titti73 said...

I'm in love for everything you create! You are always great and I think in your hands there's some magic powder, like fairy powder! Greetings from Italy. Titti

Anneke said...

what an exciting little peek! I can't wait to see more since this looks so very promising and everything you make turns out beautifull! I allready adore what I see here, the ambiance like Doris said is allready great!

Susanne said...

Hi Norma!
How funny, the builing is just like my Brocantebutique ;-0)You have some great stuff to sell there, I´ll pop in everytime, I´m in Sydney..
Can´t wait to se what you are doing with the place.
Love, Susanne

Lize said...

When this shop opens, Norma, you are going to have those mini shoppers lined up in front of your door! It is going to look great and I love the gray blue colours!

Annie said...

WOOOOW...Lots of ambience already, and the faded colors are perfect! I´m just afraid that one more brocante shop in miniature land will empty my purse totally. I can´t wait for the opening day :0) I´ll come by to get a couple of urns and look what other stuff I might need to fulfill my life...
Hugs Annie

Doreen said...

Great start. I can't wait to see its progression. Looks good.

Sandy said...

This is the cutest stuff, Norma!

Thanks so much for sharing, I never would have known so many have such a cute hobby.

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://www.myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

PAKY said...

Norma, your new project looks well and very interesting,I'll follow your progress... hugs

Eva said...

So far it looks great!!
I can not wait to see more!

all kinds of everything said...

Thank you so much for visiting me. I am very glad I've found your blog! You have so many good ideas. I'm getting a dollhouse for my birthday:)
The boutique is lovely!Love to follow!

Janice said...

The whole ambience of your project is just super. You will have so much fun filling it. Love it all.
Regards,
Janice

Chris V. said...

Looks like a great project! Aren't Jody's hydrangeas gorgeous? I got some too and pictures don't do them justice! They're much more beautiful in person!

Catherine said...

Norma... It is a beautiful design for a shop. I love the windows. Jody's flowers are gorgeous. I have never seen prettier Hydrangeas!!!

Norma said...

I don't know where to start to thank you all for your positive and encouraging comments - I feel as though I'm reading someone else's blog for sure! And I'm pleased too that Jody's hydrangeas are being appreciated.

Beside me as I study is a pile of little pots of mixed paints that are the basis of the colours in the shop. I'm sure I can hear them calling me to quit study and go and play!! ;) And I sure would like to because I'm going insane today - the more I read the more confused I become - I'm sure it's SUPPOSED to be the more I read the wiser I become but that's just NOT happening! However I must persevere or I will be in some serious trouble :( So please wait little paint pots, we'll play together again soon I hope...

rosanna said...

So hard to study, or work, when playing calls us.I love the hutch and the general feeling of the place. It's warm, inviting, elegant without being arrogant; I truly would love finding a place like this in real life. Keep your head on the books, close your ears to the mermaids, aka pots, song and in no time you'll be free to play.I'll wait :o) Rosanna

Bözse said...

I'm sure this scene will be beautiful. And thank you for introducing my blog.

Natascha said...

I love brocante, i look out to see more of you project.
it look vey nice.

Natascha

The Visionary Butterfly said...

The hydrangeas and flower pots are awesome!

Glamor Girl Gone Goofy said...

Hi Norma,
Thank you so much for your comment on my posting.

I just had to pop over and say hi. Oh my, I so get the miniture passion. I loved minitures as a young girl. I had a little doll house in which I played out my fantasy life. I treasured all my little things. Today when I see mini's at trade shows they make my heart skip. I tap into that little girl who was lost in that little mini world. "I still want these things... flighted childhood dreams as foolish as they seem". Kaskade, Borrowed Theme. Lyrics totally speak to me regarding all the things I cherished as a young girl.

See, you brought me back, too! smiles!!

hugs,
krisTTie

Rachel said...

Hi Norma this is lovely theres an award for you at my blog
xx

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Norma! Don't know what happened to my comment as I thought I left one thanking you for showing my little hydrangea. I love this beautiful project and I can't believe the magic you and Ira performed with the lowly little Michael's hutches! Sheer magic!

So glad to have you as a new friend!

Jody

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Hi Norma, I don't know how I missed this before - but this little Boutique is going to be just gorgeous. I love the blue colour and the floor. Jody's hydrangea is of course beautiful and I look forward to seeing what comes of this darling little shop. Good luck with the studying. Hugs Carol xox

Flor said...

¡Hola Norma!
Acabo de conocer tu blog y me gusta mucho!!
Y este negocio promete muchisimo, seguro quedara precioso!!
Seguiré con atención el proceso ( ;
Saludos
http://florff.blogspot.com/

Flor said...

¡Hola Norma!
Acabo de conocer tu blog y me gusta mucho!!
Y este negocio promete muchisimo, seguro quedara precioso!!
Seguiré con atención el proceso ( ;
Saludos
http://florff.blogspot.com/