Not a miniature at all -- but a really pretty vase!
I've finally got myself a 1:1 tulipiere or five fingered vase of my very own! Isn't it pretty? I saw it on eBay a few weeks ago, agonized over it, and finally broke down and made an offer which the seller accepted. (My grandmother always had a saying, "If you like a thing, you like it so much better". I don't know what the hell she meant, except that if a material object calls to you, and you can afford it, you might as well give in and get it :) It now has a proud place on my Welsh dresser!
I just had to share this with the only group of people I know who might begin to understand why I'm so excited about this damned thing :)
Thanks for letting me burble at you! Next post will really be about minis, I promise.
This blog chronicles the adventures of a group of Canadians building a 1:12 scale medieval or Tudor dolls' house or dolls' castle. We're also working on a William and Mary era dollhouse circa 1700, featuring Jacobean, Carolean and Queen Anne furniture. Dollhouse aficionados, those who enjoy making or sharing doll house miniatures, and people who enjoy sharing crafts with children may enjoy the adventures of this group.
I built the background image of this site using some of the fabulous work from Vintage Retro Grunge. The "Green Man" reproduction medieval tile on the bottom right is by Kate Tiler. The other two, the griffon and the happy little creature (possibly a lion with a bagel?), are both by Pataki Tiles.