Friday, May 21, 2010

The finished Shabby Bedroom

  Welcome to the first stop on the Shabby Cottage tour.
I'm going to do the tour in three posts because I took so many photos when the sun was shining the other day.
So here we have the Shabby Bedroom.

Tea anyone?
Cookies made by Kim Saulter.
Delicate teacup from Linda.
Teapot made by me.

Bedside table and pitcher made by Sylvia.
Doily from Debbie.

Roses made by me!

What's in the drawer?

A diary, letters and postcards.

Vintage mail and slippers made by Linda.
Rug made by me.

Wooden doll with moveable arms and legs made by Sabiha.

Robe and bed made by me.

A French chair from Linda which I made shabby.
Table made by me.
Frames on wall made by Sabiha.

  Spectacular buttercream rose cupcake made by Kim.

  Jewelery box made by my friend Anne.
Jewelery made by me.

Glass bottle a gift from Benedetta.

Sewing basket and doll made by me.
Picture from Linda, artwork by Christie Repasy.

Wash stand was made from a kitset sent to me by Sylvia.
Pitcher made by Sylvia.
Urn and containers made by me.
Mirror and baby picture from Sylvia.

Bed and bedding made by me.

Picture from Linda, artwork by Christie Repasy.
Curtain made by me.

Pansies made by Sylvia.

Wardrobe made by me.
Metal container made by Sylvia.

Dresses all made by me.

What's hiding beside the wardrobe?
A palette and painting made by Sabiha.

What's under the bed?

Paints, brushes and tape made by Sabiha.

Hope you've enjoyed the tour.

Check back in a few days to see the rest of the cottage.

I owe a huge thanks to all the wonderful friends who have given me the most beautiful minis to use in the shabby cottage.
Click on their names to be taken to their wonderful blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!


Merry Jingle said...

Your shabby bedroom is just wonderful and it's lovely that you have so many lovely items from friends in there - the minies from them makes the room more special :)


Ara said...

It's wonderful! Every bit of it!!

Linda Carswell said...

It is a fabulous room, so many details and all wonderful to see. I am pleased you posted so many photos, it allows us to have a really good look about. It's fun to have miniatures made by other blog friends also....adds that international!
You have a wonderful little house, now I am so eager to see part 2&3.
Linda x
...I hope you are proud of should be!

Jill said...

Oh Mercedes, I could pour over those beautiful pictures forever! I love every wonderful tiny detail-- and that washstand is so amazing! I've never seen one in mini. Love, love, love it all!

Lori said...

What a wonderful tour...wish I had that bedroom for real!

Annie said...

Thanks for a wonderful tour. It's such a lovely room and fabulous pictures of all the beautiful details. I love everything, but totally lost my heart to the rosa dress.

rosanna said...

Dear Mercedes, you have done it again; worked your magic and created a little wonder. Everything is beautiful but do you know what I like best? the curtains ! the tieback, placed so high and decorated with the tiny roses is something I'd like in real life. And you have found a gorgeous way to display all your friends' gifts. I love it, Rosanna

Mirja said...

The room is so C U T E !!!! :)


Lene said...

Hi Mercedes. Your shabby bedroom i soooo adorable. I've got only one word to say: Whauuuu!
Hugs from Lene

miniacollection said...

What a lovely and sweet bedroom ! I just love it. Everything is perfect and there are so many things to see. Congratulations !
I can't wait for the rest of the tour.

Lissu said...

So cute, sweet and lovely bedroom <3

Flora said...

There is not one thing I like most. Everything I like ... more than anything!
The wisdom with which you have placed all the additional means that everything is enhanced without obscuring the other. Is a gallery of small works of art that remains in my heart.
Wonderful job :-)

TINK-SONIA said...

Hi really LOVE your sweet cottage,is speechless!Miniregards from Spain.

Susan said...

Please may I move in today?

Everything is wonderful and all the lovely gifts and details give it personality.


Karin said...

It's become such a beautiful room!!

I love it, compliments to you and your friends!

Nina said...

It is realy a lovely room. Mostly I like your work with textile: the bed,the curtain, the dresses. They are wonderfull.
A few days ago I lesrned at your tutorial the mini Patchwork and did my first quilt. A very good tutorial, easy to follow. Thank you so much for that and for the lot of pictures.


Piikko said...

I love your cute shabby bedroom<3
I have only one word to say: BEAUTIFUL!!!

sylvia said...

Wow Mercedes, it looks great!!!!
All those pictures, they are wonderful and I have a big screen now, so BIG pictures!!
Love Sylvia

Un Taller de Miniaturas said...

How cosy it is Mercedes!! I love every tiny detail, and there are so many to see...^-^
You made an amazing work, as always.

synnøve said...

This has to be the most wonderful shabby room ever made!!!!! The light blue wallpaper together with the white and pink... it is amazingly cute and pretty!!!
And all those wonderful details and gifts...Breath taking Mercedes.... it's a gemstone!!!!!
Synnøve x

Garden of Miniatures said...

Absolutely lovely,so many details and so much charm in this little room.Also the gifts of the friends are beautiful and make the setting complete.Jeannette

Debbie said...

Mercedes, I'm sure your a little Witch on the quite as you've definitely used your magic to create a fabulous Shabby Bedroom. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful pictures with us. xxxx

Ingrid said...

It is a WONDERFUL!!!!little house

groetjes Ingrid

Puppenstubennostalgie said...

What a wonderful bedroom Mercedes. That's all loveley pictures... and thanka for looking.

Der Raum ist so wunderschön geworden... die Farben sind so stimmig... und wenn die Sonne reinfällt ist es wie im richtigen Leben. So ein Schlafzimmer hätte ich auch gerne in 1:1.

Ausserdem passen die Dinge von den anderen Mädels wunderschön in Deine Szene... Top-Feeling!

Liebe Grüße PuNo/Monika

Gemma (Gempo) said...

Hello Mercedes I am a fan of your work and this room is absolutely perfect, all details are wonderful. I wait the rest of the house. Good w-e and hugs

TreeFeathers said...

I can only repeat what everyone else has said here - it's just fabulous! :D

- Grace

Arantxa said...

It's a pretty bedroom!!

I like somuch the tour.

Mini hugs!!

My Wee Life said...

I am almost speechless it's so beautiful and I just want to move in!

Rachel said...

Everything looks so beautiful i love the dresses you made and the rug is beautiful i cant wait to see more its all gorgeous you recieved such beautiful gifts

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

Wonderful! So many details, simply gorgeous!

Lena said...

Oh, It so beutiful and so many lovely details to see!I love it all! As always you make a wonderful work!


Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Your shabby house is truly inspiring Mercedes, I hope one day to add a shabby project to my many and if it can be half as beautiful as your house I would be happy! And as others have said, so wonderful to have friends work in any project, that adds so much to know there is so much love in that house! Kate xxx

Julita said...

it's lovely lovely lovely :)
you are clever

Tove said...


The bedrom is just wonderful,and so meny fine details you have. I can't wait for the rest of the tour

shannonc60 said...

So cute!! I particularly love the curtains.

michelle said...

That is really wonderful, I love it!!!

fuzziekit said...

I wish my bedroom could be that shabby chic. So nice... and fun.

Kathi said...

Your pretty bedroom takes my breath away! The way you positioned the room for your photos is perfect! I love the way the sunlight is streaming in. You have done a wonderful job with this room! Can't wait to see more of your house!
Congratulations Mercedes!

Caro said...

It is just beautiful, Mercedes! Thank you for the tour-so-far!!! So pretty and lovely to have such good photos so we can peer at all the little details!!! I can't wait to see the rest! said...

Oh, how I love your beautiful room. It's perfect in its every detail. I wish my witch had a shrinking potion. I would feel so at home in that room....... Your lovely friends must be likeminded, everything blends in perfectly. I can't wait to see the rest of your house. I will come back to have a look at your friends' blogs too. Just wonderful, very special and something to be proud of :-)

Mooghiscath said...


FabShabbyRoses said...

How wonderful of your friends to help you complete this project. Makes it that much more have their prints on it too. Beautiful! Carolyn

Chris V. said...

I just love it! How beautiful. It looks like a place anyone would love to stay in!

klara said...

Awesome, your work makes me speachles, so beautifull

moti said...

what a fabulous room!!!! with sooooo many lovely details!!!!! I´ve just fall in love with Sabby´s really magic!!!!!!!!!!!


A Vintage Chic said...

Absolutely stunning, Mercedes! I really can't believe all the tiny detail...all the perfection...of your shabby bedroom! I want to sleep in there! So amazing...can't believe it's not a real room (full-size, I mean!)

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

KarenHarveyCox said...

OMG, this should be memorized in a book. What an amazing creation, each detail is brilliant. Rachel Ashwell would squeal with delight if she saw this. You have captured the essence of Shabby Chic perfecting with each little vignette.

Susanne said...

I´ts so great, love all the details!
Love, Susanne

Maria Jose said...

Oooooooh !!! Is wonderful !

Eva said...

I spend a lot of time looking at every tiny detail. You have done a great work. Wonderful work Mercedes!

Deb said...

This is to die for. You are so talented! I love every single thing. You should have a shop on Etsy. I would buy everything!


Patty said...

Mercedes! Your delightful shabby room is the picture of perfection!!! I LOVE it and all of the detail that you have shared with us! What wonderful pictures!!! I think it is so wonderful too that there are so many accessories from all of your friends. Very Special!!!!!

M Carmen Casanova said...

Es una habitación preciosa, con tantos detalles bien combinados. Da una sensación, dulce y muy fresca al misnmo tiempo. Genial, como todos tus trabajos.

brae said...

Fantastic, beautiful and inspiring! You've done wonderful work all around. (I have a pitcher from Sylvia, too.) Love all the details you've included. Bravo!

Cynthia's Minilife said...

Nearly fell off my chair! This is soooooo beautiful - and wonderful to have those great bits and pieces contributed by friends! Everything is perfect and lovely.

The Old Maid said...

Absolutely fantastic! Congrats! You made me think I should make myself something shabby as yhe next project:)

kibbygirl said...

OMG I want to live in there!! It is soooo beautiful. You have such great taste. I really like your choice of wallpaper too. The whole room looks so good I want to have a room like it for real. :)

Irene said...

Mercedes, it's lovely. You should be really proud of yourself. I like the way you've draped the curtain too!

Precious Little said...

Mercedes,that is sooooo beautiful... you are such a gifted lady and so much attention to detail... exquisitely shabby!!!

Britt said...

What a lovely room.
I´m from Sweden and I have just started a blog.
It´s nice to see what others do
Regards Britt


Meli said...

Mercedes, I'm the one speechless!!!
What a lovely bedroom and the works of so many great miniaturists!!
My most sincere congratulations!!!
Warm regards,

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

I sure did enjoy the tour and it did make me dream. :) Everything is beautiful and it's so special to have such nice gifts from your blog friends. I liked that you have surprises all over too.
I felt like stepping out into the balcony lit by sunlight!

kimsminiatures said...

This is so amazing. I get lost like a dream. I can't wait to visit again and again. Many hugs~ Kim

Papillon Bleu said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Your work and photos are even better than what I have seen in most miniature books I have. There is so much detail!Absolutelty delightful!

(thank you for the little plate by the way... ;-) )

Püppilottchen said...

Wow, so cute!! I love the little love letters from Paris :)


Peach Blossom Hill said...

Everything is so beautiful, Mercedes, it makes me want to cry. I have a very special little gift for you that I have saved all of these months or is it years we have planned our swap?! Such beauty. I can't even aspire to it all.

Jody--getting close to our swap. Darned work and the bare minimum of housework I do! LOL!

MiniLover said...

Oh, I am so envious! What a beautifully detailed room! You've done a wonderful job of incorporating all the fabulous minis. I especially love the clothes in the wardrobe--you are so talented!!


LifeAdorned said...

wow - fantastic!! thank you for sharing this.

Roberta said...

Dear Merces, the shabby bedroom is really fantastic...I can't found the words to say...I would like to seat at that bed and look around me, in any corner of the room!!!
great the idea to put inside some minis of your friend, it's a international house!!
An hug

Claudia said...

I am totally in love with this. I want to live in that room myself! Do you suppose I can shrink myself down to mini size?

You have done such a great job - so much detail - I will go back to these photos again and again. They will surely inspire me when I get back to working on my shabby dollhouse.



RACHELLE said...

i delighted in every single bit and piece of tht lovely little space.

i loved it! i am speechless really.


Maria Jose said...

Felicidades es un dormitorio precioso cuanta belleza .UN SALUDO

madge1967 said...

Hey Mercedes!
Nice and wonderful work you did! I love every thing that you and your friends did on your bedroom! All of it is just amazing! Your style and your ideas are so detailed that show your personal talent! AGAIN! GREAT JOB!
Melissa from USA GA

Sabiha Barkey said...

Ooooh Mercedes, your house looks absolutely wonderful, beautiful it is spectacular!!!!

Love it!


contar said...

uf, aun estoy babeando, y regreso para ver mas despacio, creo que hoy solo mirare sus fotos y no haré nada mas.
un abrazo

Uf, even I am drooling, and return to see mas slow, believe that today only will look at his photos and I will not do anything mas.
An embrace

juani said...

simplemente maravillosa

Never Enough Time said...

What a beautiful bedroom. So many details to look at. Simply charming!

Reiko said...

Wow that is absolutely amazing. Words can't descripe it. You have made a really beautiful job and I will spend hours looking at all the details in your photos. Thank you for sharing

sylvia said...

It´s fantastic!

Janice said...

Absolutely beautiful it quite took my breath away.

elis said...

Your shabby room is just wonderful.
Lovely items from your friends and the others made by you.

dale said...

Oh, my goodness, this is all, absolutely phenominal!

You have such great talent yourself and all of the many lovely gifts sent by your friends make this the most special room.

I think I need to use that word, gobsmacked! ;)

~da tigger~ said...

I love it! Absolutely amazed at the detail you've put into your "Shabby Bedroom", and the detail gone into all the miniatures included in it! Incredible! Hope you don't mind, but I put a link to it on my facebook page...!/Tzignz

Whimcees said...


This is amazing! You have created a most beautiful room - it beckons one to walk in and stay! You are truly skilled at what you do - everything is quality and lovliness! Your friends have sent you equally beautifull items for your room - fantastic project! I can't wait to see more! :<)

Wishing you a great week! Thank you for sharing this wonderful work of art!

Barbara Diane

Lena said...

Hello again!

I´ve got an award for you to pic up in my blog!


Heleni said...
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Heleni said...

Mercedes, I have not enough words for this wonderful bedroom!!


dora said...

I now leave the mouth open. It is wonderful, beautiful.
As always impeccable work and and exquisite taste.
Kisses and hugs Carmen

Katie said...

Loved the tour!!! Can't believe I didn't get anything in that house!! LOL

.....I sure do miss you guys! Tell the kiddos I said hello!!! Take care!

Sans said...

Mine is the 89th comment!!!!! O my, how we all love your little shabby home :). I think even when you charge for that tour, you will still have a long queue waiting to come in!:)

This is one of those never too many kind of posts and I am so happy that there will be 2 sequels coming up.

This house is made with so much love, it shows. :):) I declare it a HIT, Mercedes :)


all kinds of everything said...

Such a wonderful room!With so many
tresures from frends!
Love to follow your beautiful blog!

This and That Creations said...

You are amazing with the details! I'd love a life size room just like this one! Beautiful!

Elyse said...

O M G !

this is so beautiful. it's like a real life fairytale. my favorite image is of the postcards scattered over the pretty rug. it's all of these little details that make the shabby bedroom extraordinary!

where do you keep it?

so amazing!


Natascha said...

your shabby room is wonderful.
I love the way you decorate it.


Iris said...

Quite lovely in the bedroom! Everything is so beautiful!

Norma said...

OMG Mercedes, how fabulous it is! The wallpaper is so pretty! And so many gorgeous little things here, there and EVERYWHERE! How great to have all those lovely items to remind you of the generosity and talent of friends.

Can you 'rebuild' in 1:1? - I'd like to book a holiday in your gorgeous shabby little retreat :)

Janas Minibücher said...

Es ist wunderschön.
Liebe Grüße

Diane said...

What a Darling Chic Cottage, I could fall fast asleep in there! Such detail I LOVE it all!

Brenda E. said...

Oh my goodness, this is the cutest litle thing I've ever seen. I want one just like it. You and friends are so creative - I can't wait to see more.

lulukachu said...

SO beautiful! Again, all of the little touches are amazing! I love your curtains!! Did you make the french doors or purchase them?

Melissa said...

absolutely stunning!

Liberty Biberty said...

Hi Lulukachu,
I made the french doors.

CALUA said...

this is my fantasia hause . very very wanderfool maravillosa preciooosa.

El mundo de PADI said...

Es preciosa, me encanto todo, los colores, los detalles, la alfombra, los vestidos, felicidades por tu trabajo. Besitos

Yayin said...

Es preciosa,elegante,no me canso nunca de verla,cada vez encuentro un detalle nuevo.

nihan bagdatli said...

Dear mercedes. Iam a miniature fan from turkey. I have been visiting your site for two days what can i say? I adored everything you have done taht shabby bedroom , kitchen they are my dreams please tell me how can i buy them i relly must have them.please answer me iam really looking forward to hear from you. Thanks from now. Nihan

pinkstilettos said...

I just wanted to let you know that I just had to do a post on your lovely shabby bedroom on my blog...Hope that was alright? I love everything about it!! Great job!

Elsie Dollheart said...

This is so beautiful... the detail! There are actually things in the drawers! Wooowww x

oto said...

how wonderful! you rock. I like your style by thumbnails

Candylei said...

Oh my! Everything is perfect! I could move right in. Someone sent me the link and I'm so glad they did.

Happy creating,

1 Oak Arts said...

What a beautiful room with extraordinary style.


sincredible pastries said...

So detailed! really beautiful! I especially love the tin on the wardrobe, the bedding and the cupcake! well....who am I kidding? I love it all!

Mrs Conti @ Belvivere said...


LaTise monika said...

thanks so much for sharing,your pictures it was so inspiring.You have so many lovely things to look at.Keep up the good work. LaTise

cristall said...

Esto es maravilloso,gracias por compartir.Besos!!!

Melanie said...

I am in love with your shabby bedroom and would like to move in ! lol
Simply Stunning !!

Anonymous said...

I am in love with your shabby bedroom and would love to move in....Simply stunning !!!

Carla Olson Gade said...

It's adorable! What wonderful detail. How delightful.

Fabiola said...

This room is fabulous! I like the details and colors.
Bye Faby

Anonymous said...

I just bought the magazine 'Daphne's Diary' in Belgium and read the article on your 'shabby tiny house'. Soo beautiful, I wish I could do this myself. :)

Gaby said...

La paleta de pintor con un cuadro atrás del ropero reflejan la magnitud de detalle y sensibilidad , Increíble!, Felicidades Mercedes y felicidades a tu niña por tener una mamá así,
Jesus loves you.

Gaby González

Elizabeth Hair said...

You can just imagine yourself, tucking yourself up in this bed with a nice cup of hot chocolate on the little bedside table, with your copy of Pride and Prejudice, ah what sweet dreams I'd have in a bedroom like this
such a wonderful creation
best wishes
Elizabeth Hair (Malta)

Thomas Watson said...

The details of the room are amazing.