Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Well it finally came in the mail,the chinese opium bed. I found it on ebay the guy had 3 and the other place i found it was twice the price.Its very finely detailed and i just have to figure out what else to put with it and weather it is retro,modern or art deco,and how to make it look that

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Deco Bathroom Suite

Last week i received a deco bathroom suite,i am sure was from Elf Miniatures,i had gone to their site and saw the set but it was out of stock.I emailed asking to let me know when available and got an email straight back there was one that hadnt been paid for weeks ago that i could have. Its is resin and 3 peices,i like the lines of the bath and sink,not fussed on the toilet,very plain,i have some small deco tiles,mirror tiles,and pearlized paint,so i think i can get it together. I did want to have an uber modern glass bowl sink type bathroom,i have bought some small clear glass tiles and am thinking of making a small deco shaped glass tile wall between the deco bath and a modern toilet.bidet,sink unit,shower,we'll see if i can make it work when the next floor goes up.

New Bits

Wow i got 9 parcels in the mail yesterday!one was a top and one some yarn,but all the others for the house. The red mixmaster for the kitchen wouldnt normally put the plug near the sink lol,,a pair of flamingo earrings to take apart for the fron door,a lamp shaped like a gold shell,and the shelf unit from mini'sx2 on etsy.Oh its lovely so well made,fits perfect and is great,funny i didnt like those units in real life and real time,but i do now. Also the 1" metal deco picture frame i won off ebay,it has an old pic of a 20"s wedding couple in it,faded and stuff but looks great very antique.I am not sure if it is genuinally old as i have seen similar modern ones,but the metal and making seem quite old style. It's very interesting doing a modern house,white and pale pink gloss paint,it all has to be sanded and smooth as possible,and nowhere inside like dado rails and skirting boards to hide bits,i do plan to light it and have several lights on the way,some i bought battery powered,easy to install and not so many wires to hide.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

REAC? what?ooohhhhh

Saw a couple of chairs on ebay,miniatures of famous designer chairs thought mmmm okay,then found REAC chairs ,oh wow had to get some of those.Bought a pac in think vol6,all red,white and black, and boy are they well made and funky looking,will go in house perfectly. The marshmallow couch,comfort couch,lips couch,ball chair, etc etc ,postage a bit steep but so nice.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Up Up and away......

Well have been painting bits trying to stop the mold growing,its still pops up after painting and in the spaces where the doors are going to fit,makes for very grotty photos. Have had migraines for weeks now,taken so many pills if you shook me i'd rattle,am hoping its men-a-pause and will lessen over time. Some great bits came in the mail,the local shop/post office cant beleive it,i cashed in my loose change,got $300 all to spend on my house. Bought a chinese opium bed from ebay,he only had 3,i did some searching and his were half the price of the same thing elsewhere so i nabbed one,had bought a deco set for the 2nd bedroom but its not wow enough so its going in my other house Eliza.The colour is the problem its dull,no idea what to paint or stain it,its nicely made,if anyone has an idea please comment. Also got neat little desk,has 9 opening drawers and 2 tiny panels,i found a chair in my stash that goes well. So these pics are of the house going up sort of,taped together and checking it out,painted the door 10 times,still dont like the colour,or the door actually,still thinking there.

Friday, March 23, 2012

yeehah,happy dance,yah,woot woot!!!

Yes i am being happy and loud,my kitchen came in the mail today and it's mag!!! its goes perfectly in the house and for $20 i am thrilled. Am going to try and find another on ebay for another house i am upgrading,i can afford to if i win it cheap enough.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Well at last somethings happening with the kitchen.I received the stool,steps,bin and diner set in the mail,just love how they go,but i dont think the stools will fit in here as i bought a whole white american style kitchen from ebay. The kind with appliances and the cupboards up the top,all white with black countertops and a black stove,all for the princely sum of.....$20.51,wweeee i was rapt winning that auction,and will probably put some on the red/white tiles on the splashbacks. The flooring in the kitchen pics is a card of a sample paint from years ago.I took it into Bunnings and its not made anymore,drat,so i will either use the 1 sheet and put the furniture around it,or use the shiny sample cards of another paint i picked up while there,took a few cards to fill in the floor. While not on kitchen but bunnings hardware,i also found some packs of glass tiles,meant for mosaics,bought a pack of mirrors,and some black tiles to make a sink and shower unit,only $6.99 a pack,and 1 dollhouse mirror can cost that. Just everyday painting,some of the parts are getting mould,as its humid but nonstop rain and showers,so getting the undercoat on fast as i can.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Etsy credenza.

This came in the mail yesterday and i am so glad i bought it,it looks great in the house,and is so well made.The doors slide across and its legs are perfect and tiny. I found it on etsy at mini'sX2,at first i thought it was a double one because of the picture of a reflection,then i thought i had paid too much for 1 little thing,now i think its amazing,although i tend to call it a sideboard,not a credenza,anyway its fab.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Spotlight is a chain shop in australia and new zealand,it sells materials,beads,craft and sewing stuff,and is brilliant to have in a medium size country town. The green tinge on the material pics are the top i had on when taking the photos.
I bought 2 scrapbooking sheets there,and two remnants of material,half price,one $3 one $4 ,not sure what to do with any of it but it all jumped out at me,so i bought it,as you do,and i only went in for a paintbrush!!!


Wow went from no-one knowing about the blog,to 1 follower,thanks Susan,to 6,then overnight 16!gee i only have 3 and none on my beading and knitting blogs,thanks everyone,i need the boost right now. Another find,a modern table,modern alright it's fantastic,came in a nice box saying concord mini's,with a label made in taiwan,about $8 i think and looks sleek and cool.

lotus lamps

While on ebay,and in china lol,i came across these described as dollhouse lamps.No sizes.I adore lotus anything but they would only post free to USA,didnt post to any other countries. I emailed her anyway,she said it would be really expensive to post 2 to oz,so asked how much. The lamps were $6.99 US each,so when she got back to me with the huge sum of.......$8.24 i said yes,about $21 for the 2 haha laughing. Ah but she said dollhouse not 1/12th scale lol,way to big to be bedside lamps,ceiling light probably,still glad i got them,i love bargains and bargain hunting.


Found these on ebay and had to nab them for $14 a pair and free postage from china.They arent black,up close they are a dark red colour,not sure where they will go but will look good and arty when they do.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

So, looks like a red kitchen!

Browsing on ebay,as you do lol,i typed in red miniatures while waiting for paint to dry,ooohhh baby i hit the motherload on retro! The diner set is an artisan piece ,wweeeee,love the aussie dollar,the stools and bin and chair all go together. I just blew my monthly mini budget,who am i kidding budget with mini's!am thrilled to bits. Not a lot happening on the house,painting,painting ,undercoat for MDF,then white gloss,pink gloss,havent got off the first floor yet,but so many parts are painted and ready to go. Went to a shop in town called jaycar,you can solar light youre house with a small solar panel,and battery,that click off to be put outside in the sun to charge.Will go further on that later. Looks like my ocupants are a couple,trendy,like deco,retro and bright colours,modern streamlined uncluttered house,oh how i wish i could move in when its done,all by myself. So heres the latest buys,used to make all the bits myself,but not this time this a display of my buying,my taste,and fun!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

So it Starts!

As a beader and lover of art deco i have been collecting deco style findings and plan to modern/art deco the house.I have decided to do the interior white,and the exterior one step up from white into the pink range.Its hardly noticeably pink,except in the tin where it looks like melted musk lollies,accents will be in salmon and toothpaste blue as i call it.

The kit is fantastic,all doors,windows etc packed in boxes,easy directions,lots of bits,and this is the ground floor starting up with a few bits to have a look.


Well i finally got what i have always wanted,the malibu House by Doll House Emporium.
When i first started in mini's 15 years ago i loved this house,it was around a 1,000 pounds Uk money,and as i am in australia was unatainable.
I have spent the last 7 years as a beader,and slowly watching my houses and roomboxes being destroyed,as i live in a rainforest in eastern New South Wales,we have a cute hoppy native rat,that is just as destructive as any other kind and hard to friendly no-kill trap.Poisining them is awful,they die in the walls and stink,and you dont want the local snakes to eat them.
I had been looking for ages at Brinca dada's Bennet House,ultra modern,but they said they would be available in australia in Nov2011,no show,tried to get one from ebay,over $400US postage,solar lights and an elevator not withstanding,out of my reach.

So....while browsing the net,as you do....i came across a mini site, thought,dont remember that from the old days and viola!!!it turned out to be dollhouse emporium here in oz,and there was the malibu,$480au,sundeck $140 au,no hesitation,moved savings to paypal account and bought it.Woot Woot as my 27 year old son says.

Two more good things happened,as my order went through 1st feb,i received the sundeck free!!!!!20% of the house,and it arrived on my birthday wweeeeee,what a great buy.