Saturday, April 28, 2012

Honey, I shrunk the room!

"My Mini Mod" challenged us to recreate a room in miniature; here is my response to the challenge.

First, my inspiration room:

And, here is my interpretation of the inspiration room reduced (shrunk) to a scale of 3/4 inch equals one foot.

Unfortunately, the sofa photographs as more red than purple. I substituted flowers for the steel bowl, and there is an ice bucket with champagne on the coffee table.

Here is what the coffee table started life as,

The beautiful painting over the sofa is an original, done in acrylics, by my mother, Eileen. Here is a close-up,

I have finally convinced her to have a show with both her large and mini paintings. She is a professional painter, born in London, evacuated during the war, and transplanted in the 50s when she married my Dad (she's too young to be a war bride, they met at the wedding of her cousin from London, and my Dad's cousin from Leeds).
We had some other problems with the photo shoot. First, my associate could not figure out what was on the table. I tried to talk him out of it, but, here are his interpretations.

We then had a problem with our resident zebra. We told him it was just paper on the floor, but he had to check for himself.

At the end of the shoot, all of the extras demanded "in" on the shoot.

(Sofa is Lundby, rug is an Internet printable, lamp is composed of bamboo skewers, and a painted, eBay- find lamp shade, painting by Eileen, table from the dollar store, animals are house guests that arrived in various Toobs.)
Thanks for reading my blog!
Wishing you only good things, Neen


  1. Cool room. I like what you did with the table and your Mum's painting is gorgeous.

  2. Thanks Pepper! My mum is over the moon that you liked her painting.

  3. Hi,
    I liked your blog and I personally invite you to join - The World's Free Collectors Zone.
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  4. Great job. I'm so excited that you participated!

  5. Thank you, I had a lot of fun!

  6. Fabulous!! I love it. Great replication of the room and I love all of the photos with the "extras". Too much fun!! Great post!!

  7. Oh, and I love your mom's painting. Too cool!!

  8. Thanks! The extras, my mom, and I all appreciate the nice feedback.