will be too large and my Dollar Tree mermaids will be the residents of the house. If you recall, they started out as this:
It was a challenge to create an Art Deco/Jazz Age lady and not a 1980s prom queen. My first attempt looked like this:
(Confession, I have never liked Barbie dolls.).
My second attempt seems to have captured more of the era:
Yes, she has legs instead of the mermaid fins, but no shoes, yet (I will post pictures of the whole lady in the next post.) Her "mink" stole started life as a dollar store Christmas sock:
I had a lovely visit this past weekend with CM (of My Realitty), her daughter and beautiful grandbaby! Thanks to CM, I now have some great little architectural samples from her daughter's former workplace, and a piece of furniture for the Art Deco house, a Ghost Chair!
(Photo from Navy and Lavender)
It is my first Ghost Chair, and while the original Louis XV Ghost Chair
was designed by Philippe Starck
in 2002, the chair will find a place in the Art Deco house because the design seems to pay homage to the Art Deco/Modernist movement, like this Art Deco birdcage:
Art Deco Genius
Let me introduce an Art Deco in miniature genius, Sweetington. Others have written about Sweetington, such as CM at My Realitty. I bow before Sweetington's work. Take a look:
Many of Sweetington's pieces of furniture are Playmobil (like the wall candelabra which is part of a Playmobil fence) . Interestingly, Sweetington uses 1:12 scale rooms, windows and doors with 1:16 scale furniture. This adds even more glamour to the scenes. Sweetington's Art Deco scenes may be found here.
Wishing you only good things, Neen