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After a wonderful vacation it is back to every day life again. I've spent some time in France where amongst other things, I visited Mon...

After a wonderful vacation it is back to every day life again. I've spent some time in France where amongst other things, I visited Monet's house and gardens in Giverny. Thanks to a post Karin Corbin did a few weeks ago I realised this would fit in perfectly with my travel plans.

Monet's House in Giverny

In the huge gift shop at the house I found a few miniatures for sale. I apologize for the quality of the pictures. Whether or not the quality of the miniature scenes is worth the €160,- is up to you. (Just to clarify, I did not buy these scenes).

Monet's Yellow and Blue Dining Room in miniature

Monet's Kitchen in Giverny in miniature

As you can see in the first picture and the one below I am very particular about colour and like to dress my son to the occasion. I planned my son's outfits ahead of time so he wouldn't look out of place LOL

Colours of the Normandy coast

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  1. LOL! Josje, your son must be the most obedient one in the whole world but we know you are just kidding :). No son is that compliant, daughters maybe, but sons, doubt it :). Beautiful pictures and the miniatures' a nice touch. Do I detect a hint of disapproval at the price? If I am right, I am with you there.

  2. Oh, those Monet miniature rooms are so beautiful!

  3. What a wonderful way to spend the day . . . your pictures are great! I'd love to visit Giverny one day . . . oh to dream!

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  4. Sans, oh my son is sooooo obedient, aaaaaalways does what I tell him to...No really, he's a good kid, but sometimes I'm getting glimpses of what the years ahead will be like (he's 10 now) and I just have to let out a little sigh ;-) But as researchers are getting a better understanding of the teenage brain these days (I'm always fascinated by brain research)we now know that the poor souls can't really help it and all will be well when they grow up.
    The miniature scenes are really sweet and I know how much time it takes to make them, so in that respect they would surely be worth the money, but I think they're lacking in quality.

  5. Olivia, they are a really sweet representation of the real rooms in the house! They will make someone a lovely souvenir.

  6. You're welcome Teresa. It was lovely there. Nothing grand, just someone's beautiful house and garden where, if you imagined the tourists all gone, you could see Monet in his garden or his studio thinking about composition or colour. I very much liked the little bamboo forest.

  7. Hay un regalo para ti en mi un premio a la amistad y a una afición compartida.
    Mil besos

  8. Thank you very much Katy. The shared love for miniatures and the friendships which evolve from that are a beautiful thing!

  9. Hello,
    I have a prize for you.
    Virginia Isabel (Spain)

  10. Hello!
    I'm new to your blog....tho you have been reading mine for a while thought I'd pop in and say hello!
    Your blog is amazing! things are so cute...I'm so in to doll house at the mo.....thinking of getting one....

    Have a super weekend!xxx

  11. Josje, can you believe that with all my travels to France, I have not been there...have wanted to, but never got there as yet...But, I will!!
    Lovely photos!

  12. Thank you very much for thinking of me Virginia! I left a comment on your blog.

  13. Hello MelMel, I think you have me confused with someone else, but I did go over and look at your blog. You make lovely artwork!
    Thanks you for your kind compliments, I hope you will be able to get a dolls house and find a lot of enjoyment from working on it, like I do.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Oh Linda, I know what that's like! But there is so much to see (in every country)! I've been going to France ever since I was a wee girl and only managed to visit Monet's house now (I'm 47;-).