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Summer souvenirs...September 06, 2015
It seems like I have skipped an entire season! I suppose I have taken a summer retreat, but with the weather turning cooler again, I h...
It seems like I have skipped an entire season! I suppose I have taken a summer retreat, but with the weather turning cooler again, I have returned to my miniatures workshop.
I have put a few summer souvenirs on the fireplace mantle.
Beautiful fossils and semi-precious stones which I actually got last summer at the summer school in Tune from an Australian miniaturist who's name I can't remember! (Edit: her name is Jan Jones. Thank you Elga!). I mounted the fossil on a block of ebony which I think looks great against the white ivory pedestal dish with the (fake) coral (made by Vonas Miniaturen).
The red colour of the coral is picked up by the red in the semi-precious stones. I don't know what the stones are. The red one has crystals in the center and the smaller one has a ring of blue-green crystals near the edge with a more solid red colour on the inside.
Late summer sun streams into the Yellow Salon. On the mantle is a little bronze sculpture of a bull which I bought from ArtForge at the Kensington Dollshouse Festival Summer Show. I also bought the very summery flowers there. They were made in metal by Gill Rawling (Petite Fleur).
Near the window is a Louis XVI style parquetry gueridon which I made in a class with Geoff Wonnacott. More on that in another post!
Summer is nearly over. The white marble statue is a reference to the coming season
('Autumn' by Sue Cook).