Before you send out a search party for me, I'm still here! I've just been busy and with a beautiful summer behind us, I have not had much time to spend on my miniatures.
Autumn is definitively here,
the days are growing shorter again, it is time to turn on some lights.
I always find it difficult to find a light fixture which I like and which I can afford.
For my Blue Salon I have used cheap light fixtures which I slightly modified, added a couple of embellishments and gilded. Although they're not quite the style I would like, they will do for now.
In the center of the room I would like to add a chandelier. I have a beautiful chandelier by Ray Storey which I have used here to try out what it looks like. It is far too big for the room though.
With a lower voltage like 9V or even 6V the lights are dimmed and look much better. The wall sconces would benefit from that also, although in reality the lights don't look as bright as in the photos.
I am curious to hear about your light choices. Where do you buy your lights? Do you make your own?
Progress is slow on these rooms. The rooms need furniture. I have collected many lovely small decorative items, but no cabinets or tables to display them on. I have so many ideas for furniture and maybe a lovely carpet, but I haven't had the time yet. Hopefully this autumn and winter I'll be able to dedicate my time to making furniture.