So cosy!

Here's a little challenge for you...  I have added a few new items to this room since you last saw it a few months ago.  Can you spot...


Here's a little challenge for you...  I have added a few new items to this room since you last saw it a few months ago.  Can you spot them?  
Just kidding.  Not about the new items though, because there are some new things in here.


A couple of weeks ago Jonquil had a challenge for us to count the number of new items in her room.  To my complete surprise I came closest with my count and thus was the winner of an embroidered teacosy!


Maybe it's because I am a tea drinker, but I love all kinds of accessories related to drinking tea.   In this room I have quite a number of them already.   Recent additions are the Jack Cashmere teapot (which I showed in this post) and the painting by Elly Ypma 'Portrait of Machteld Muilman' (original in the Rijksmuseum by Frans van der Mijn, ca. 1745-1749).


  The embroidered flowers and the colours of Jonquil's teacosy fit perfectly here.   Of course I won't be putting it over the teapot as I still want to see that as well.


Isn't it pretty?  The embroidery is so fine!  When I put it next to my own embroidery 'doodle' from a few weeks ago, it showed me I still have lots to learn ;-)
Thank you very much Jonquil, I love it!



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  1. Dear Josje,
    What a wonderful room and cute teapot. The teacosy is beautiful piece. As you write I wouldn't hide the amazing teapot under the teacosy. This is the perfect solution.
    Hugs Dorien

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  2. Wow! Only one word comes to mind - exquisite!

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  3. J'aime tous les petits détails de cette pièce . Il y a tant de choses a regarder et a admirer .
    Je ne suis pas assez douée pour reconnaître les objets en plus , hihi !

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  4. Hi Josje! I LOVE this room! and the idea of gathering "Tea" items is Wonderful!!! (I am also a Tea drinker... always have a cup at my elbow...!) I had not thought of using Tea as a theme! (Other than collecting too many Tea Sets! LOL!) Jonquil's work is so Awesome... I am so inspired by her recent Stump work posts... but I also could not hold a candle to her skill! Practice.... I must practice!!! The tea cozy looks Perfect in your room... I LOVE it when a prize goes to the Right home!

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    1. Well I did not purposely have Tea as a theme for this room, it just sort of happened. There are also a lot of sewing related items in this room, so the embroidered tea cosy fits right in there.
      Isn't Jonquil's stumpwork amazing? I have long admired stumpwork mirrors and other items and to see them being made in miniature... Yes, we must practise! But I'll concentrate on easier things first ;-)

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  5. Wonderful and elegant room. I like the atmosphere.
    Greetings, Faby

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  6. Congratulations on winning the gorgeous tea cozy. Jonquil's embroidery is lovely and works nicely with your new teapot.
    This is such a beautiful room, It is always a pleasure to see some new pictures of it.

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    1. Thank you Catherine. The embroidery is really fine, it should really be appreciated up close. I actually looked at it under a magnifying glass and was impressed with it. Gives me something to strive for ;-)

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  7. The teapot and cozy are really beautiful, love this room---

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  8. Wat een prachtig kunstwerk is het borduurwerk en wat past het perfect. De gehele kamer is sowieso om bij weg te zwijmelen, zo prachtig!

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  9. Beautiful room and teacosy!
    groetjes van Marijke

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  10. Hey Josje
    What a beautiful this is, and it really feels Christmas already!! (Did I really that?)
    Your lovely new pieces work so well, and I completely understand why you would want to cover the tea pot.
    Hugs

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    1. Hi Simon, What? Haha, didn't quite get that.
      Covering the teapot would be like putting something pretty in a drawer, only to be seen when it is opened. That's not going to happen to often in a dolls house.

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  11. Gefeliciteerd met het winnen van die prachtige theemuts, zoals je zelf al zegt: hij is ontzettend fijntjes geborduurd. Jonquils werk is van een aparte klasse! Hij staat daar erg mooi en fijntjes in deze mooie kamer met prachtige miniaturen, Josje.
    Groetjes, Ilona

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    1. Dank je wel Ilona, ik be er ook erg blij mee!

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  12. Hi Josje,

    I am so glad you like it - and it fits in nicely, tucked behind the teapot. I love the blues and coral pinks together, it is one of my favourite combinations,

    Jonquil

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    1. Hi Jonquil, Yes I love it! It fits so well in this room. It should really be seen up close to appreciate the fine embroidery (which I did!), but it also looks great in the bigger picture. Thank you again Jonquil!

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  13. Dear Josje,
    I can not concentrate on every single object, when I look at your room: I only see the whole wonderful :-)
    I am also an admirer of tea, and all its apparatus: I find adorable (and perfect) the tea cozy, very appropriate additions to this wonderful collection.
    Lovely hugs
    Flora

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    1. Haha yes Flora, there is a lot going on in this room, but somehow it works. I think the tea cosy will be the final addition to the room, and I'll call this one 'finished' (or is it??).

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  14. Wat een prachtig cadeau Josje. Mooi bij die prachtige theepot van je. Ik ben ook dol op thee en theepotten in het groot en in 1:12.

    Groetjes Xandra

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    1. Ja mooi hè? In het groot hou ik ook van theepotten, maar ik verzamel ze niet. In miniatuur is dat makkelijker, daar is altijd wel een plekje voor te vinden.

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  15. A beautiful addition to your collection. The embroided rose looks so delicate. Hug AM

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  16. Stunning. I'm fairly handy with a needle myself and have NO idea how Jonquil manages to make such perfect, tiny stitches! This tea cozy is perfect with that pretty tea pot.

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    1. Her stitching is very precise. Jonquil told me all it needs is practise...Yes, well some will always be better than others ;-)

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  17. Jonquil is such a talent (her current project just blows me away). Her tea cozy looks perfectly at home in your elegant salon. I'm so glad you were the lucky recipient.

    (BTW, you're no slouch with a needle and thread, either)!

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    1. Yes I agree, that stumpwork mirror...Oh! As Jonquil rightly said, all it takes is practise. Well, for some that may take a while longer than for others.

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  18. ¡El salón es tan elegante y acogedor! Todo está perfecto, incluido el bordado de Jonquil

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  19. Hi Josje,

    I have been absent from blogshere for so long it seems I have a bit of catching up to do! It's always so lovely to visit your blog and see new items in your collection and how lucky you are to have one of Jonquils tea cosy's, she does such beautiful work. Congratulations on winning her competition.

    Such a pretty feminine room.

    ML Fi x

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    1. Thanks Fi! It seems most of us have not been in the blogosphere regularly these past few months, but with the colder weather moving in here, the attention is turning to miniatures again. I know you are heading for summer now, I hope it won't get too hot so you'll be able to do some work on your miniatures as well. Just pop in whenever you feel like it.

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  20. El cubreteteras queda perfecto y luce muchísimo en tan bello salón!!! Enhorabuena por el regalo es fantástico!!!
    Besos.

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    1. Gracias Pilar, estoy muy contento con él!

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  21. Hallo Josje,

    Je hebt echt een mooie kamer gemaakt, de theepot past er perfect bij.
    Hij is ook heel mooi, heel knap geborduurd, jammer dat je niet met een vergrootglas hebt kunnen fotograferen. :-)
    Groetjes Thea

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    1. Dank je Thea. Het is lastig te fotograferen. Soms kan je het goed scherp uitvergroten, maar dan verlies je weer hoe het er echt uitziet. In het echt zie je het natuurlijk ook niet zo uitvergroot, afgezien van dat moment met vergrootglas natuurlijk ;-)

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  22. Hi Josje! I really am enjoying the Incredible mix of colors that you have intertwined with each other in this little vignette! The colors are both bold and subdued and there is just enough of the clean deltf blue and white to offset the Stupendous lipstick pink arm chair!... Soooo Pretty! Jonquil's tea cosy with the intricate embroidery fits right in, and has made itself very comfortable just behind the teapot! If you are getting ready to pour Josje, then I'll take mine plain but I Do need to use a cup! :)

    elizabeth

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    1. Ah, your cup is waiting for you just out of view on the table Elizabeth! There is a lot going on in this room, I agree. But I think it works. All the small patterns and greens and blues can handle that big bold pop of pink.

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  23. Dear Josje, I love miniatures and there are really a lot of great ladies making great things as much as I can see on the internet. But there is something so elegant, so detailed, so realistic and so very beautiful in your miniatures, it is incredible! I just can't look enough to see every beautiful detail. Just beautiful! Warm regards, Ebru

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    1. Thank you for your lovely compliment Ebru. I am glad you enjoy my work!

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  24. Io so bene cosa significa prendere una lente di ingrandimento per guardare un ricamo di Jonquil! :-D
    Ho la fortuna di possedere alcuni suoi mini mini-ricami!

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    1. You do? How wonderful! Isn't it special to be able to see something up close and hold it in your hand?

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  25. It is such a beautiful room, all the details are perfect.
    Geneviève

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  26. ¡Qué bonito todo! No sabría de ir lo que más me gusta
    Enhorabuena
    Un abrazo
    Marisa

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  27. Hi Josje,
    The room is a treat to the eye!! And the gift you recieved looks wonderfull next to the teapot you can really see the delicate embroidery.

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    1. Thank you Jeffry. How was your class? Only one more day until mine...Time flies!

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    2. Hi Josje, The class was great, a lot of work ofcourse. Maybe Trees can show you a picture of it when you're there. I still have to finish it at home, I didn't have enough fabric with me. But soon as it's finished it will be on my blog! Enjoy your class....and looking forward to see the result of it!!

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    3. Thanks! I'll ask Trees tomorrow, we've been busy, busy, busy!

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  28. hallo Josje
    wat heb jij een prachtige site,met mooie dingen
    ik ben je gaan volgen
    groetjes Marja

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    1. Dank je wel Marja! Ik hoop dat ik leuke dingen kan blijven laten zien hier!

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  29. I came here thanks to a friend blog. I love the story behind your love for miniatures and I love the style of your blog. I am going to visit it regularly. If you have some free time please visit mine- maybe not so impressive but still hopefully not bad :).

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    1. Thanks! Welcome here, I hope you'll enjoy my posts!

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  30. Wat veel precisiewerkjes, het ziet er weer schitterend uit zo.
    Ook de bloemen zijn een plaatje

    xx liefs conny

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    1. Dank je Conny! Jammer dat ik je niet gezien heb in Apeldoorn. Misschien volgend jaar?

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  31. I read your blog and you are the most talented. Every picture is a dream.
    Thank you for sharing your love of dollhouses.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely compliment laurj!

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