Sunday, February 10, 2013

::By Request~The Little Cabin::


I'm joining in @ MHC where Claudia has a weekly 'A Favorite Thing' party.

This is a diorama that was in my mother in loves things. I have never had a dollhouse--except for a Barbie house when I was a girl. But I thought I might give this little room a makeover...I don't know the first thing about miniatures and dollhouses, though. (that's why I'm showing this here at MHC) 
It's about 8" x 10"  and 
just one little scene...but so quaint. 

While it's not a favorite thing of mine...that I searched out and longed for myself. 
It has some meaning to me...

because it belonged to my mother in love. 
I like the CABIN feel this room has. It needs some attention and TLC. 
It needs some glue in the corners...
And some explanation. 
There are groceries on the shelf. Juice and 'Triscuits' (only very faintly seen, in the right light). The piece on the left ...don't know what that is; as well as, the round piece on the right. 
I don't know what they might represent. 
  • The butter churn is missing it's handle. 
  • The curtains are faded. 
  • There is a layer of dust throughout. 
  • There are clumps of glue where there shouldn't be... 
  • And! the clock face is crooked.

It needs a Remodel!

All of this could be repaired and made over. 
I'm wondering how much of a make over to give it?
Do I keep the wood and Cabin feel? 
Or paint it and give it a cottage feel? 
I don't know that it's of any monetary to change it up and love it and appreciate it--would  certainly have made my Mother in love smile. 

Claudia posts quite often and shows  the most darling photos of her doll house. I love her little house. It is fun to see what she comes up with while decorating, painting and 'spiffing' it up in her spare time!

Also,one of the very first blogs I ever read was Dear Daisy Cottage. Kimberly doesn't blog there anymore; but, if you've not ever been there you can still go there and read.
I loved seeing photos of her DOLLHOUSE.  It is wonderful.  You can read all about it here
While you are there-- be sure and have the volume on ...she has the most beautiful music playing. I still go there on occasion just to listen to her playlist!

It's just something to tinker around with and I wanted to share it. Claudia said she'd be interested in seeing photos...
So, there you go Claudia!
"The Little Cabin"

She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. ~Proverbs 31:27


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Well, here I am again with my "don't change it!"
I would clean it up...maybe make some new red checked curtains...maybe find a lid for the churn and call it good.
I don't know what those things are either!

Lil said...

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog Cottage Sweet Cottage! It is always so nice meeting fellow bloggers! It really looks like you are keeping so busy~ I love that!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Can't wait to see what you do. That is a very unusual piece.

Liz said...

I don't think I would do to much. Just clean it up a little. It is really a unique piece! Take pics when you get it done!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

That's adorable, Pat. Miniatures are so intriguing.