Oct 27, 2009

Time for a Plan?

I have been eyeing this nifty little Plan Toys House on eBay this week. It doesn't look like it would take up a ton of space, a definite plus since the workroom is getting cramped, and I LOVE those panels. They give it a K House feel that works well with the light wood. I'd like to see how it works with 1:12 items though since I have the furniture set and it seems to run a little small. Anyone out there have this little jewel?

While window shopping on the Plan Toys website I also found this little house.

It's definately got a lot of potentional as well. Sure it's a little on the small side but it looks like it could be an interesting addition to the Green Dollhouse. Maybe a cabana or a Jimmy Neutron type lab... I kinda want them both!

Listening To: Foo Fighters - Wheels

Oct 25, 2009

K House Redo

Or two in one day what...WHAT? :)

So I spent a little time in the work room today putting together two scenes. I debated on posting this one later this week since I start my new job tomorrow and knew I'd be too busy to post much of anything but everything was all done so, VOILA, two posts in one day!

I've been on a teeny tiny mini binge lately, see above re: new job, and have been trying to use all of my new stuff. This set up started as mostly trying to find a way to showcase the incredible work of Mini Modernista. You can drool over her amazingness here on eBay. Trust me the pictures don't do her incredible work justice.

As happy as know I should be with the K House I think I just got a lemon. As in Lemon Yellow. I've mentioned before it was not as pictured so I am doing my best to make lemonade : ) Thankfully my wonderful guy spent a few hours today helping me fit a faux (removable) floor in the great room. I think it's a wonderful thing. It camouflages the discolored floors - God knows I was running out of rugs - and kinda gives it some realism.

Listening To: Devendra Banhart - Baby & Devendra Banhart - Lover (long post)

The Stuff:

  • The Fantastic, Amazing, Can't-Say-Enough-Good-Things Mini Modernista - Design Within Reach Sofa, Ribbon Lamp
  • Bozart - Sculpture, Kitchen, Orange Table Base (Adler Vase), Black Urn, Vases in Firepit (Adler Vases)
  • Reac - Black Desk Chair, White Eames Chair
  • Re-Ment - Potted Desk Plant, Laptop, Mug, Magazines, Magazine Rack, Table Lamp, TV, Remote, White Chimney Art (Platter), Dishdrainer, Kitchen Soap, Divider Screen
  • Streets Ahead - Desk (sold as dresser)
  • Mighty World - Espresso Machine (Part of Bakery Set)
  • Misc buys - Potted kitchen plant (in Rement container), Bonsai Tree, Rug (Fabric Sample), wine, TV stand (Hobby Lobby Fridge - flipped a'la CallSmall ;-) )

One Bed Two Ways

I wanted to see if I could find a reason to work this pink chaise in to a setting. I liked this bed so much from my last post I used it again. For some reason I really like the pink and green color scheme in the polka dot room.

When my Ryan's Room coffee table arrived it was missing a leg so I improvised and used the legs from the dining room table to turn it into a desk.

I also REALLY hated the squiggly legs on this AG minis desk so I revamped it. Maybe I should have called this the deconstructed dollhouse blog because I am forever taking things apart to repurpose them.

And at night

With a sneak peek into the next setting : )

Listening To: The Beautiful Girls - Bring Me Your Cup

The Stuff:
  • Rement - Side table, Bubble Clock, Mug, Panda, TV and stand, lava lamp, magazines.
  • AG Minis - Red Bottle, Bookshelf (sold as a desk), Green Bottle
  • Lil Bratz - Chaise, Diso Ball, Bed Stand, Boombox
  • Loving Family Dollhouse - Plaid Pillow
  • Bozart - Pillow Headboard, White Pillows, Pink and Green Squiggle Pillow, Bed
  • Reac - Black desk chair
  • Ryan's Room - Desk (sold as coffee table)

Oct 15, 2009


Thank you, thank you, thank you to Liza for showing some of my setups on her blog Postcards from Coloroado. She's done an amazing job of showcasing modern minis and I am so flattered that she included me.

Listening to: Watching Project Runway

Oct 12, 2009

32 people....

That's more than the people in my everyday life that even know I have dollhouses! When I first started I didn't know if anyone would even see it. Then I got the first comment and I was hooked. Even 6 months later I still hit refresh to wait for the first comment after I post. So keep 'em coming. Let me know what you like, what you don't or what you'd like to see more of. : )

Listening to: Watching TiVoed episode of Fringe

Oct 10, 2009

I'm back

I went upstairs to take a picture of the new workspace. The Kaleidoscope was sitting there empty so I couldn't resist setting up a quick scene. Plus I had two or three new things from summer that I hadn't used yet.

I have to admit my Kaleidoscope arrived more yellowed than it looked online. It's a little challenging to get the look I want but I still love the house.

Oh yeah, one other thing, all of these should be enlargeable...I think that's a word. : )

Listening to: The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love

The Stuff:
  • Kaleidoscope accessories Bed, headboard, Adler vase and purple sculpture
  • Streets Ahead - Yellow velvet pillows, Dresser, White Vase
  • Fisher Price Dollhouse -Green Pillow
  • Ryan's Room - Lucite wall hanging (Dining Room Table Top)
  • Rement - Green Tray, Plant on dresser (inside Adler vase), Magazine Rack & Magazines
  • Hobby Lobby - Mirror, Lichen, scrapbook wall quote, blue books
  • Lee's Line - Baskets
  • Mighty World - Entire Breakfast in Bed set up

Sep 9, 2009

Summer Slacker

For the 5 people that might actually be reading this I am still here. It's been a busy summer and all of the miniatures have found a new home in an actual workroom, you know the kind with real light and tables and shelving! I'll have to post some pictures soon. Things are finally slowing down both at work and home so I should be back to minis soon. We're also heading out for a vacation to Colorado so if anyone knows any great mini stores out there leave me a comment. A girl can only watch fly fishing for so long... : ) 

Listening to Regina Spektor - On The Radio

Jun 4, 2009

I'm gonna have to hire someone to take pics

Since the Kaleidoscope is still taking over the living room (man this thing is HUGE) the lighting situation is, well...rough. I need 5 hands to hold a lamp, angle the light, zoom the camera and press the button. Anyhow, I know the pics are lacking but I'm having fun with my Kaleidoscope. I may even re-shoot these once I move the house this weekend. 
For some reason, the ladders don't appeal to me. Not knocking em, but I kinda like it with this makeshift media center. 

Listening to: White Stripes - Icky Thump ( heh, maybe that's why it's red and white)

The stuff: Bed and pillows are Lee's Line, Ashtray, panda and coffee are Rement, Chair is Reac, Mirror and boombox are Lil Bratz and the silver grid wall art is a fridge insert that I got a little creative with. Oh and the wallpaper is Martha Stewart scrapbook paper.

Jun 1, 2009

Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes...

It's FINALLY here. 

I know I took way too many pictures but I wanted to start everywhere at once. For some reason I could not figure out what to put in this house, I guess I'm still in awe, so a few of the things are repeats from my last setting. I promise to branch out with my next post. Right now I just stare at the rooms hoping something comes to mind.
The Stockholm has taken over the dining room so the Kaleidoscope House is in the living room. There's not as much light and I end up getting our stuff in the background so a move is imminent. 

I love this telescope. It's made by the same artist that made the little grey one on the patio of the Stockholm. They were two of the first minis I ever bought. In fact, I love them so much that when they're not in a setting they're on our bookcase.

Thanks to CallSmall for the lamp idea in the recessed area. This is a Lundby lamp flipped but I think it works. 

Listening to: (Humming) Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds

The stuff: Couch and table are Bozart, Dining Table and Yellow Rug are Ryan's Room, Seats, cutting board, tray and art are Rement, everything else I'm sure I've mentioned a bunch before because I used the same stuff again this time. 

May 27, 2009

Please Mister Postman

This is either some karmic retribution for something heinous I did eons ago or a life lesson in patience. My Kaleidoscope is finally here, except it's not. I came home yesterday, certain that after suffering through the three day weekend it would be waiting on my front porch. No such luck. I sulked to the mailbox, muttering under my breath, and pulled out a little peach slip saying my package was at the post office. Sweet! I could be there in under 5 minutes. Then I actually read the note that says, sorry, no dice, you can only pick it up after 8:00 am on Wednesday. 

So I work all day knowing when I get off I'm going to pick up my house. I leave work, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, get to my car, call my fiancee, tell him I'm on the way to pick it up at the branch on the card. He asks for the name of the branch, he googles it, but I'm pretty sure I know where I'm going so I only half listen. When I repeat the address I see in teeny tiny print that they are only open til 4:30. 


It's 4:40

Reluctantly I forge ahead hoping that maybe someone will take pity on me and still let me in. I drive to the main branch. It's still open! I go in, wait in line, only to hear "this isn't the right building, go two blocks down, take a left..." 

I stop listening. 

I eventually leave, completely dejected and drive home. I wrestle with asking the mailman to redeliver it. It is 90 degrees this week and the thought of leaving a plexiglass house on the porch in the heat is not appealing. On the other hand, I know I have no shot of being out of the office and to this branch, that might as well be in Russia, by 4:30. I resign myself to the fact that I will have to have it redelivered. 

I start to fill in the form, which is a cross between swearing on a Bible and retaking the SAT, so that my house will finally be here waiting for me, and it says since my signature is required I have to pick it up in person. 

Meaning I wait until Saturday. 

I'm trading the Jetta in for a DeLorean. I'm pretty sure with a puffy vest and a flux capacitor I can make this work. 

Listening to: The Cat Empire - So Many Nights

May 25, 2009

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

So the Kaleidoscope isn't here yet and I may die waiting. I knew when it wasn't here Saturday I was in for a loooong weekend. Thankfully CallSmall posted some pics of her new Kaleidoscope so I could live vicariously. Fingers crossed it will be here tomorrow. 

To keep busy I made a new Stockholm setting. I like the kitchen / dining room idea but I wanted to separate the space somehow. I tried hanging dividers but it was kinda blah. So I improvised and made a makeshift fireplace. 

I am kinda proud of how this little wall turned out. In a very vague way it kinda reminds me of the ultra cool Paris Renfroe shelves...except nowhere close. 

The leather rug is a fabric swatch that I debated on cutting into straight edges, then remembered I can't cut a straight line so the zig zag stayed. 
The Wyeth painting isn't super mod but I like it. I probably could have changed the frame but it was glued on.  Also I'm a Christina so how could I not love Christina's World?

Listening to / Watching : Season Premiere Jon & Kate Plus 8....um....WOW

The goods: Kitchen appliances are Miele, fireplace and seats are Target blocks, kitchen shelf and wall platform are the doors from a Hobby Lobby fridge, Olive oil, cutting board, spatula and green tray are Rement, table is Ryan's Room, Vases, art, rug are eBay, espresso machine is Mighty World and little planter is lichen. Wow, I packed a lot in here. 

May 19, 2009

After two years of waiting...

The Kaleidoscope House

Coming THIS WEEK! 

I wish I was Rainman so I could count that down in seconds. 

Listening to: Chromeo - Fancy Footwork