Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Une petite retraite à la campagne

Since returning from our trip to UK and France (Paris and Normandy) I've been working on several projects including this fun little country retreat. While it's tugging at my heart strings I will nevertheless be taking it with me to the French Country Market which is coming up very soon on 9 November. 

A big motivator for this project was this French magazine that I picked up at Gare St Lazare in Paris while waiting to take the train to Normandy. 

For a great instructions on making mini lavender I recommend Annie's video on YouTube 

My first and so far only pot of  hydrangeas :)  The paving stones are egg carton. 

Window box filling is several mosses with tiny flowers cut from a miniature 'tree' intended for miniature railway landscaping https://fairymeadowminiatures.com.au/flowers/trees/8cm-tree-with-pink-flowers.html

Pompom hydrangeas by Jody Raines

Fireplace and mirror handmade by me using picture framer's mount/matte board.
Don't you just love the little angel? 

Unfortunately this window is no longer available to purchase as the manufacturer has gone out of business. Maybe you could make something similar yourself though following Lea Frisoni's instructions for opening French windows in "The Big Book of a Miniature House". 

Instructions to make the French window closing can be found in Lea Frisoni's book on page 33. 

Right, back to work for me - still LOTS to be done before the market!! 


PILAR6373 said...

La pequeña casa es muy hermosa,siempre me ha encantado ese "aire" francés,con sus tonos claros y muebles nostálgicos! estoy segura que será una pieza muy apreciada en el próximo mercado!

miniacollection said...

How delightful!!! You have managed to capture the French touch so well.

Fabiola said...

Amazing! Love the details.

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Preciosa, seguro que tendrá muchos éxito:-)

My Journey To Celebrating Life said...

Awesome!!! Always love your work. Nice Journey.

Marijke said...

Lovely to see your beautiful work and thank you for the links.
have a nice day,
groetjes van Marijke

elizabeth s said...

I can certainly understand your reluctance to part with this little gem, Norma, but how MARVELLOUS for the future new owner of Delightful cottage!
I must say that I LOVE the fireplace you've made and the mirror - both are SUPERB, and the entire cottage exudes peace, tranquility and contentment.

Norma Bennett said...

Thanks very much everyone!!

Megan Schetsche said...

What a charming little house!

Marian said...

Es una casita encantadora.
Un saludo

Shannon said...

It is gorgeous Norma, I am sure you will do well at the market. Hope your overseas trip was amazing!