Wednesday, April 6, 2011

There's been some activity in the Brocante!


Emily has been scouring the flea markets of Paris and is beginning to stock the brocante at last.  There are more goodies to add, and no doubt rearranging and more rearranging, but you can at least take a peek at what's going on in there: 





Double left click the pics for an 'expanded' view.

I've got lots more beautiful pieces from clever blogger friends to go into the brocante and the upstairs apartment so there are lots of credits to come but for these pictures there are just two 'blog mates' to note
Rosanna: strawberry tray and sewing box
Jody: hydrangeas  (Jody's back blogging again - happy days!)

A credit must also go to Lidi Stroud, the picnic basket is one of her pieces.  Take a look at her website here

Everything else is either bought and painted/aged by me  (jug and basin stand yet to get the 'treatment')  or made by me. 

If you don't know about Emily and her 'new' Parisian brocante you can access her story here or go to the top of this page and click on the title "How Emily Came To Own a Parisian Brocante".  Settle in with a coffee and let me entertain you...

23 comments:

Lisa said...

Norma all the talent in the world of miniature just has me in awe. Looking at the pictures, one would never know they are miniature. I can't begin to imagine the care, time and patience that goes into each individual piece. So much to admire. I love how every little detail is put into place.

x

Irene said...

Emily has certainly been busy! I love the little angels and the shop is filling up nicely.

Katie said...

I just love the angels!Such a beautiful little Brocante!!

Sans! said...

It's been a while that I am here :):) and I wonder why I didn't visit sooner since your houses are always so enchanting :). There are some really pretty antiques in the brocante :)

Lucille said...

Beautiful pieces! Emily certainly has been a busy girl! Looking forward to seeing what else she will be offering.

Nina in Germany said...

Very beautiful things.
Nina

Jollie said...

Emily has been very busy with her little brocante shop! It looks amazing already :) I love all the items she has found on the flee market for her little shop.

Nice work Norma ;)

Hugs Jollie

Flora said...

At this stage I always itchy hands :-)
I love to fix things, patiently put together over time, with the more precise idea of a project ...
It all seems wonderful and very promising: Emily will have a lot to do!
Mini hugs, Flora

Lataina said...

Very nice! I love the angels! =)

christine said...

looking good.. i'm glad emily can get to paris!! i am hoping to get to sydney for the fair.. my first great grandchild is due on the 5th may.. so if he doesn't put a fly in the works, i might see you there. xx

Janice said...

Lovely pieces from lovely friends.
I have a couple of Lidi's pieces and they are gorgeous.
The bed in the corner is my favourite piece.

Daydreamer said...

Beautiful! Just Beautiful! I LOVE all the details.... and I love seeing the pitcher you have NOT yet given the "treatment"! It really stands out, and gives a sense of how much atmosphere you create! I really enjoyed Emily's story, and I'm happy to see her"Brocante"!

Petit Coterie said...

We have added many new designs that we are very excited about! Thank you, as always, for following our blog and the kind comments you leave. Your newest pieces are wonderful!

xx,
Michelle

miniacollection said...

Your shop is terrific. I love all the details you put in it.
Geneviève

Glenda said...

I think I like Emily :) She's doing well with her collecting!

Doris said...

you have obviously been doing some lovely work. this is taking shape beautifully. 'Emily' is very talented! :-)

Julianna said...

Everything looks so beautiful, just perfect! Thanks about your encouraging and lovely comments in my blog. Means lot to me!!I think that you are so talented and inspirational miniature-artist, so it´s an honor to get comments like that from you. <3 :)

I Love Crafts said...

Hi Norma, thank you very much to visiting my blog!
Your art are beautiful!
Hugs
Eloisa

Mari@ said...

What a wonderful scene. I love each detail of your shop. It's a great work!!

Kaisa Miltonia said...

Wow, Emily has been very busy. You have very beautiful antiques in your beautiful brocante. Happy Easter to you! Hugs, Kaisa

Brandy Rose said...

I love the little angels!

Katrina said...

How beautiful things! All are so special. I love little angels so much. I am very happy when I found your blog. I would like to visit here often. Yours Kati

Sandra from Sydney said...

Great selection of goodies for the brocante - how is Emily furnishing her own private apartments I wonder vbg? I love this project, and am pleased that Emily was able to get another metal bed to replace her great aunt's one.
Hugs, Sandra