Hey everyone! Working now towards the winter months…and it is still very hot outside!
I was contacted by a magazine editor, and was very excited to put together a winter collection. When I’m putting together a collection I get a theme, and a direction for the theme, then I usually do three things. I make a collection for a bedroom, a kitchen/dining room and an outside/porch design.
Yes this is for a dollhouse magazine….however….a great deal of what I do coincides with how I really decorate my home. I live in a large farmhouse with a very long and wonderful porch, on 3 acres. Often I get ideas from my own home, my likes and interests.
At my home I usually have a chair by the door with a potted plant, wreath, or seasonal item on it…a sign on the wall next to the door, and potted flowers with coordinating colors nearby.
Shelves at my real farmhouse hold canning jars filled with goodies, baking ingredients, stacks of dishes, stacks of kitchen towels and tons of cookbooks. WE also have several hundred chickens and sell Fresh Eggs at our farm, so in miniature you will usually see a bowl of little fresh eggs and farmhouse signs on display!
During the winter months we will sit on our porch, and I cuddle up with quilts, throw, afghans and pillows. You get the picture? If it is the least bit chilly I pull out the quilts. And in the winter, every porch needs a cute Hot Cocoa bar right? Notice the little jar on the left with layered hot cocoa, creamer and peppermints in it.
Below is the actual room I set up for the magazine. It was little too big, too wide, so I used a piece of foam core board and made a wall behind the fireplace and brought the room in to be a little cozier. The window allows light from my real window in my sewing room so that the pictures I take are not dark. I am blessed with a lot of natural light.
Notice the wall too…my version of shiplap. I removed the slats from an old distressed shutter and hot glued them to the wall behind the bed! In a closeup no one would ever know….so it is our little secret ok?
I love making little scenes. I have found great delight in making little vignettes from an actual room. I’m in the process of actually making bedding in a big size-regular human size! It will look a great deal like this picture. And the pillow? Yes I’m publishing this design too in life size. Easy to embroider and easy to make….should anyone want to make it!
But right now the miniature version can be found here @ https://www.etsy.com/listing/460945700/rustic-winter-christmas-dollhouse?ref=shop_home_active_1
Let me know if you do the embroidery and the little bedding or pillow.