Sunday, October 11, 2009

A bookshelf for the country lounge


One of the best things about blocking up that extra doorway in the lounge is that now there is room for a bookshelf.

As usual I got out my box of wood bits and this is what I came up with.


I had a LOT of fun making the books. If you click and enlarge the photo you'll be able to have a good look at the titles. A few of them are there for a bit of dollhouse humour!

After all, this hobby is all about having fun!

Mercedes

47 comments:

  1. As usual, you are a source of inspiration for me. I love the bookcase and the style. I need to learn how to do books (although I need spooky and witchy books this time. This will be mny next step.
    Flea market?? Ha, ha..it is a goog relation with dollhouses and tiny things :)

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  2. Hey over there!
    Thanks for making the new furniture bookcase! I just tried the water cans out just this evening! Thanks for you help! I am still trying to figure out how you make all of your the beautiful furniture pieces? I'll keep trying!
    Melissa from USA GA
    Oh by the way, Your bathroom shelf turned out great ! I placed it in the laundry room up stairs!

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  3. Darling bookcase!
    You've made some great looking books too :)

    And I love Jo's elf sitting there..

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  4. Beautiful Bookcase Mercedes. How do you make the books , do you need to have a scanner or is it done on photoshop? Id love to make a lot of books where you can see the full covers like this for my house but havnt a clue where to start. Do you have a tutorial on it anywhere on your blog please? I have contaced Minituras magazine hoping to look at all the pics of your house, dont speak Spanish but can look at the eye candy!! lol many thanks Kate xx

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  5. Great bookcase Mercedes, there are many books in there that I find interesting, I just could start reading!! I saw you need classes too! ;D
    * marlies

    ps. your articles in the miniaturas look great!

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  6. Just a lovely bookcase and wonderful books! You give me so much inspirations, thank´s!
    There´s always so much details to see.

    Lena!

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  7. Very shabby bookself! Nice titels!

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  8. I had a look at your books in the bookcase, I enjoyed seeing some about French decoration and the ones like Little house and so on.
    I also like the cushion on the sofa. Lovely room.
    Geneviève

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  9. Your bookcase is "Sew So Cute!"
    I love all of the little books!

    I haven't tried making books yet.
    I'm still working on my bookcases.
    I'm going to need a lot of books!

    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful miniatures!

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  10. love it!I hate that i cant work as fast as you all do..

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  11. I love all the little items on the bookshelf too!
    Everything is so exquisite!

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  12. Can I move into this house?
    I love the book titles and would spend many hours on the couch in front of the fire.. just sipping tea and reading!

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  13. I love this blog! It makes me feel like there are people way older (not that you are old, just that I am under 15) than me doing 'doll' stuff. Also, it gives me inspiration on what to make for my doll Nicki. Although she is 18", the basics still apply. She wants a bookshelf now! xP
    ~Libby

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  14. Oh how darling! My daughter and I had a giggle over the titles in the bookshelf, especially flea market baby!
    Mini Gus looks quite at home on the bookshelf too ;-)

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  15. Love the bookshelf and the books (and titles)! I also collect books with dolls, little or miniatures in the title. But I'm not so clever as you to make books myself.

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  16. I love them all Mercedes...as usual you have done a wonderful job of them...BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Linda x

    p.s...I adore the ones you sent me with all the 'French' titles...very precious!!

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  17. Wonderfull bookcase Mercedes,are so cute,i like so much, its adorable. You have many books very interseting.
    Hugs

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  18. Books make a room and I think this bookcase and its lovely (funny) contents is perfect - much better than a doorway.

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  19. Love the bookcase, Mercedes. There's an award for you over on my blog. :0)

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  20. Hi Mercedes,like always you have done a wonderful work with this bookcase.But not only this,the whole room is very charming!!! Jeannette

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  21. Hi Mercedes! the bookshelf is so beatiful!!! and the books as well an extraordinary work!!!
    Regards,
    Meli

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  22. Hello again!
    I have got an award for you to pic up in my blog.

    Have a nice day / Lena!

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  23. Pretty bookshelf! I love it!
    Carmen

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  24. Hi Mercedes, I love your blog and your house is absolutely wonderful. I have passed on the kreative bloggers award to you. Details are on my blog.
    Have a wonderful day, Julia x

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  25. The room is so lovely! The contemporary/shabby style is really refreshing!
    Synnøve

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  26. I always love your sweet style!The books are maizing too.
    Minikisses.Sonia

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  27. I love your bookcase and you have a nice variety of books in it.

    I have an award for you over on my blog Mercedes.

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  28. You really have the talent! Everything looks so real. You are so kreativ and that's why there's an award for you over on my blog!!

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  29. Hello,
    you have won an award for your blog.
    You can get it on my blog
    http://casadebonecaseloisa.blogspot.com/

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  30. Wonderful wonderful wonderful as always :)

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  31. No words to say...everything is great.
    Today Ihave seen your minis at rosanna'home and I loved its.
    Please go to my blog, there is an award for you.
    Hug
    Roberta

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  32. Precioso, en mi blog te espera un premio.

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  33. In my blog there is an award for you !

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  34. I love the little books! that must have been so much work? I'm also making a pile of little books right now but it requires such patience! XD
    I love the whole room by the way, so homey and cosy! :D I'd love to live there 1:1 !
    hugs,
    Anneke

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  35. Hi i'm Arantxa From Spain,
    Please go to my blog,I have a award for you.

    http://ministalis.blogspot.com/

    Thank you

    Hugs!!

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  36. Hi Mercedes, I love your blog and I have an award for you!

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  37. Dear Mercedes,

    As usual,you did a graet job on the book shelf!!! I love all the little details on the shelf and the books are amazing!!

    I wanted to tell you I'm back in blogland...my sisters wedding was beautiful and everything went great! So now I have much more time for my mini friends again!

    Love,Sabiha

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  38. The award fever has come back again to the miniatures blogs and there's an award for you on my blog, you can come in and pick it up!

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  39. I love visiting your blog and what you do. I have an award for you on my blog.
    Keep on doing beautiful things.
    Geneviève

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  40. .....cough, cough.....Um, it's been a week since you last blogged, Whatcha doing over there??? LOL

    There's a new award for you over on my page!! :)

    Katie

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  41. I love your bookcase and the titles of the books!
    I am folowing your site for a while now and i realy like your style.
    Yesterday i also started a site by blogger.
    I already had a blogsite in dutch:
    www.lifeofminis.punt.nl but now i am going to try in Englisch.(maby with some language misstakes but i don't care, i am learning every day haha )
    Good luck
    greetings from Holland
    Maria

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  42. Hi Mercedes, his beautiful work. I have an award for you on my blog,
    http://miniaturasdaisy.blogspot.com/

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  43. Hi from Nova Scotia,Canada.My name is Gloria and I am a big fan of your beautiful work.I was pleased to see that one of your favorite books is anne of green gables as I was born and raised on Prince Edward Island and had a very "Anne"like childhood.I would love to send you something in mini that will remind you of her.I'll get back to you with that.You have a lovely blog and I always talk about it on our Canada minis web-site.Looking forward to your next up-date...sincerly,Gloria

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  44. Hi Gloria,
    Thank you for your offer of something mini to remind me of 'Anne' I would LOVE that!
    My email address is in my blog profile, could you email me the link to you Canada minis website?
    Mercedes

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  45. I'm in love with your books Mercedes! I'm trying to make a replica of my old studio where I used to live and I have a ton of books! I'd love to miniaturize them like you have! Do you have a tutorial on your books? You have done an amazing job! Please let me know about these books!

    Sara

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  46. I love, love, love your books! Do you have a tutorial on how you make them? Or could you put one together? I would love to be able to make books as cute as yours for my dollhouse. :-)

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