Sunday, December 2, 2012

Conservatory Workday

First a little work in the Conservatory.

There's watering to do.

Records to update.

Notes to check.

Any disease?


When that's all done, conversation and refreshments.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

It's Christmas in the Conservatory

I got the cool cacti in planters at my favorite Saturday morning place, the Kiwanis Sale. They are Italian and cost an exorbitant $1.30. Just kidding, that's a great price.  
I find it funny that I used the little clear containers for "coffee" last post and now they serve as "dirt."  Actually they were filled with the spice, sumac, in both posts. Looks just like coffee and dirt, no?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Coffeeteria

The Coffeeteria is a favorite hangout.  It has great coffee cellphones or laptops allowed!

To give credit where credit is due; my son made the carved head dude and drew the very sexy, devilish woman. was his idea to use the checkerboard for the floor.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Too much work; too little time. But I have these gorgeous scraps and I just wanted a little diversion.
So, here is a tiny scene to highlight them. These are wallpaper and upholstery scraps I found at The Scrap Box. Pretty colors. I got a bunch and am itching to use them but NO TIME.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Seasons...Summer

Ah, summer! I do love summer. Summer in Greece would be even better. So here is a wonderful room with a glorious view of the Aegean.

Ok, I have used samples from the Shade Store for each of the seasons. I loved this particular one as the design is so cool and it's big. Also got some wonderful sample fabrics from The Scrap Box, the local re-use store that has industrial and other discards. I'll be using them before long.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My Smaller Compadres And I Raise a Glass to My Followers

We raise a glass to all the wonderful people who are my followers, those who have peeked at my posts, and those who leave such supportive comments. I love sharing this fun hobby with you. I love the creativity I see in you. I love the feeling of community you all have created.
Sending love and peace your way.

In case you are curious, that's me in the bottom right corner. My son photoshopped the picture for me. I was going to have everyone blowing kisses, but my silly action figures don't have enough points of articulation.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Seasons...Spring

If winter comes can spring be far behind?
Spring, the season of re-birth...or in this case, it seems, birth itself.

Looks like someone wants baby to like cars.

Monday, October 8, 2012

What Beany Wants Beany Gets

Beany of Minis-B-Happenin' commented that she "could curl up here with a throw and a good movie because I'm sure the TV is in the hutch." Well, if Beany wants it, Beany gets it.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Seasons...Fall

Ahh, is reality. The days where you can't decide whether to wear your strappy sandals or your boots. The days of the last flowers. The days of bobbing for apples...does anyone do that anymore? And, because memories of summer are still bright in our hearts, there are shells we collected on vacation in the hutch.

This was inspired by the shade store sample, shown here as the area rug, as was my earlier winter post.
And, as they were seasonal colors, I had to include Garfield, one of my son's favorite characters when he was a child, and the black cat eraser he gave me. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Seasons...Winter Revised

What was I thinking??..certainly not remembering the real winter. I left the most important things out.
So here is a little revision.

My husband says, "Nothing is funnier than a woman wrapped up in a blanket." Thanks, Craig.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Seasons...Winter

As I am officially not wanting winter this year...and that is official...I got inspired to do a scene. Also, I was inspired by the samples from the Shade Store to do a post on each of the seasons.  This sample looked wintry, icy, grey, and dark to me. Anyway, here in Michigan, this is how you get through winter...
1.  Have chocolate and warm drinks available.
2.  Read an Atlas to try to find warm places and read a book called Frühling (spring).
3.  Catch up on reading
4.  Decorate with springlike pillows.
5.  Have your boots and shovel ready.
6.  Don't forget the lotion for those scaly spots.
7.  Keep your furry critters happy so they can help you stay warm.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sugar Shack II

Fur floor...who can resist. She can't.

A peek through the windows.

A smoke after.

And here is the shack. Very modern digs our man has.

With an entire window wall.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Just a quick post to show off my new settee. It was BARBIE PINK!! for goodness sake, but I recognized good bones.  It was part of that stuff from Kiwanis from the last post. Had to saw off the legs to make it fit 1:12. A coat of Tamiya paint always changes things for the better.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sugar Shack 1

It all begins with some tasty dessert and coffee in a little private hideaway.

Things get cozy. I just wish they looked like they were enjoying themselves. 

Cozier yet, but what's with the clothes???


Morning has broken.

I got this bed, the little chair and table, and the little purple case at Kiwanis last weekend for a song (1.25). The bed and case have BATTAT written on them. I think it is something like AG Minis, but I am not sure. They go together nicely with the metal table and lamp from AG minis I already had.
Look for Sugar Shack 2 coming soon.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

School Supplies Into Minis

You come home tired from a long day, get some wine and plop down on the couch.

Evening turns to night and it doesn't pay to be anything but inert.

I found the dice at Staples in the back-to-school stuff. They are erasers. I like them for coffee tables in this groovy living room. The light is a sea urchin with Monika's cool LED light in it. The little elephant is from Neomi.  Books are Barbie. Of course, the couch is from the famous-among-miniturists Bozart Kaleidoscope  collection.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tripping the Lights Fantastic in Orange

I got a wonderful orange Bodo Hennig Wohnzimmer Garnitur from my friend Monika. And, creative lady that she is, she also sent lamps she had made. That's one there on the coffee table. So I have my first scene with LIGHTS. Danke, Monika.

Not bad in daylight, either. Goes nicely with the Bodo Hennig shelves.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Kitchen - Before and After Fun With White Enamel Paint



A little more sophisticated. Dig those washers posing as burners on the stove. Finally figured out how to put shelving in my very old refrigerator from my childhood...LEGOS...the answer to everything. I don't know exactly when I got that, but it was a least as early as 1959. Took a dang long time getting the Legos to fit in there properly so the little re-ment bins fit, too. NO painting on that, though, as I am sentimental about it.
The chairs and most of the dishes on the table are my new Bozart/Kaleidoscope House buys.