Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve with Rose

Rose went shopping today for books. She took along the big bag she got for Christmas and filled it up.

She settles in for a quiet night of reading. Reading and a good cup of joe; what more could a girl want?

As you can see, she likes her books.

And she's got a lovely cozy room to read in with comfy new chairs and a groovy new lamp.

And, as the night progresses, she works her way through some treats. Just look at all the kipple!

Happy New Year!

Thanks to my friend, Petra, for the following goodies:  gorgeous chairs, coffee table, lampshade, purse, souffle, coffee cups, take-out drink, water bottle, pink wine glass, slice of bread, kleinem Eimer, mask, thimble (it's upside down and has moss in it), and all but one book (a LOT of books). 

Other items: Wallpapers are all samples. Floor is a placemat. In shelf are a pot and plant from my nephew, Nicholas; Eiffel Tower from my sister, Erika; bird is a Wade figurine that comes inside a Red Rose Tea box; Buddha is from my collection. Re-ment wine bottle.

I made the base for the lampshade from Petra out of Legos. Candles are Barbie. Christmas tree is from my friend, Connie, at the laundromat. I painted the black shelf from dollar store and the chest from my sister's childhood.

By the way the word "kipple" is from the Philip Dick book "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep." It means stuff laying around.

Monday, December 26, 2011

I Challenge Myself To Use Every Single Donation

I recently visited my sister and her family. They kindly scoured the house for mini-donations. I challenged myself to use every single thing in one scene. it is!

Peter Parker and his children, Spidey Parker Jr. and Peter Pan Parker are getting ready to open presents on Christmas morning. Everyone has a good idea about how to open them. Papa Parker thinks a hatchet might be best.

Little Spidey wants to use his new web making powers to just rip the paper right off. Brother Peter Pan thinks maybe his new knife would be fun.

If they cause too much ruckus, Papa Parker is going to send them to "the sak." And, no more Coke making them more wound up.

  1. Flowerpots with purple flower, yellow flower, and green plant....thanks Nicholas.
  2. Christmas trees...Nicholas.
  3. Black sand from Hawaii on coffee table...glad you all went there.
  4. Longboard Bierfilz...thanks Greg.
  5. Coke bottle...thanks Ben.
  6. Bicycle...Ben.
  7. Peter Parker
  8. Spiderman figure
  9. Pirate guy
  10. Lantern...Greg.
  11. "the sak" medallion...Greg.
  12. Eiffel Tower...thanks Erika.
  13. Wreath...Nicholas
  14. Hatchet

Here's a link to a very cool giveaway by a very talented blogger...Mari

Happy Chanukah

Happy Chanukah, too!

This is the beautiful Menorah I found on a synagogue
in Key West, Florida.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas und Frohe Weihnachten

A merry Christmas und Frohe Weihnachten
to all my new friends in the mini world.  
May Peace be with you and your family
and let us work together to bring PEACE to the world.

Nyota and Colossus are having a Christmas party.
They just got back from Key West and Sanibel Island
and have decorated the house
with souvenirs and shells from the beach.

There is dancing.

A little joking around.

A lifetime supply of Tabasco sauce.

Something to drink.

Some good food.


My family really did go to Key West and Sanibel Island for vacation. The shells and nature items are things we collected. I did cheat and buy the small starfish, the sand dollar, and the sea urchin...what can I say? Room is the Ikea Lekman box. Couch and side table are Kaleidoscope House. Coffee table is Plan Toys. Chest is part of a nursery set I repainted. White chair is CB2 Christmas ornament. Christmas tree is from my laundromat friend, Connie. Presents are Barbie, eraser, re-ment basket and a real mini Tabasco. Wall art is a Sanibel sticker, craft store flowers and plaque. Drinks are Barbie and re-ment. I made the pillows. Food is Iwako eraser and re-ment. Tray is vintage German. Record player is from my childhood. Moss pot is Barbie.
Action figures are Stephen Hart and Nick Cutter from the BBC show "Primeval;" Rose Tyler, Martha Jones and Doctor Who from the BBC show "Doctor Who;" Nyota Uhura and Sulu from "Star Trek;" and Colossus from the X-Men.