Wednesday, November 3, 2010

An update on the country house

A few weeks ago I was asked to display my dollhouses at a local retirement village.
The country house was in a state of chaos because I'd been changing rooms around.
I hastily sorted it out and made a few new bits of furntiture.
I thought you might like to see how the house looks now (it's not entirely finished).










































Cake, rice krispie treats and pancakes are all recently arrived gifts from the awesomely talented Kim Saulter.

 It was a nightmare transporting the houses to the village, I don't like sticking everything down and I went over a bumpy road and heard everthing go flying!
It took me an hour and a half to set everything up again when I got there and I was thinking 'never again'!
However, so many people got to see and enjoy the houses that weekend it made it all worthwhile.
In fact so many people came to look that they had to get extra staff in the village cafe to cater for them, lol!
Mercedes

69 comments:

Lara said...

Your country house looks great! I love the style. If I had lived nearby I would have come to see your house too ;-)

minimami said...

It looks stunning! Love alla the tiny details in your house!

Margaret said...

Wow, I bet everyone was impressed. There is so much to look at, love the bedrooms, kitchen, in fact everything. Like the unmatched chairs at the table and the rustic fireplace. You have put so much work into it, and it's wonderful.

Arantxa said...

Fabulous!!!

I like so much, she looks great and very chic!!

Mini hugs!!

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suzeeez said...

Your dollhouse is absoloutely amazing! Every little detail is so perfect! I love it and I can only hope that in the end at least one of my 5 dollhouses looks as great as yours does. Thank you for the great photos.
:o) Sue

Tabitha Corsica said...

Mercedes, I don't think I've ever seen this house in it's entirety. What a treat with my first cup of coffee this morning! The eye travels from detail to detail and yet cannot take it all in. I especially like the front porch with all the bird houses. Wonderful exibit!

Linda said...

oo its looking fabulous and once again you've motivated me to do more on my shabby house :D thank you i loved all the pics...i'm with Tabitha i dont think i've seen the whole house at once either! Linda x

cunha said...

hello, congratulations the details are amazing.

Rosa-kreattiva said...

wow!!! semplicemente meravigliosa

Outi / White Country said...

Oh, it's amazing! I love the country details, such gorgeous things everywhere.

Kathi said...

Thanks so much for sharing your country house photos! I don't know which room I like best? They are all so beautiful! I think what really caught my eye and put a big smile on my face is that darling little mouse sitting on the floor by the bed. :D I love the way you have displayed all of your treasures!

Allison, said...

Wow! I could look at these photos all day and always see something new. Such a wonderful house with so much detail!!

Jeanne said...

These rooms are glorious--someone's actual house should look like this!!
Jeannie

Deb said...

I'm sure everyone was impressed. You have such a great eye for detail. I could live in that house, it's so sweet. Congrats to you!

Gemma (Gempo) said...

Hello Mercedes, I like very much your job is a real inspiration. Your cointry house is wonderful and with more details. Best wishes

Gonda's miniature said...

Mercedes your country house, it's just wonderful!
Lovely colours and details, great work you have done, and I like the most the master bedroom the fabric, very good.

Eva said...

How many wonderful pictures Mercedes. How beauty look the country house. My favourite is the main bedroom but all the house is gorgeous.
Rosamunde Pilcher...I love her books too!

Heather said...

I love to keep looking at your country house. All the little details are wonderful!

Pity said...

Una casa preciosa. Llena de detalles que la hacen bella, romantica y acogedora.

Besos

Irene said...

The Country house is marvellous. You do the shabby thing so well and I think the bedroom is my favourite. I also like your cutlery windchimes. That's a great idea.

El mundo de PADI said...

Mercedes que quieres que te diga que no lo hayan echo las demás, todo lo que haces me encanta!!!, tienes unas manos maravillosas, te quedó preciosa, todos los detalles que le pones a tus trabajos.Besos

Piikko said...

Mercedes,
your country house is amazing!
My favourite part is...well, I love every tiny detail in the house♥
Thank you for showing these wonderful pictures. I know that I'll be back for them many times:)
Greetings, piikko

Ana said...

Hola Mercedes¡¡¡ Vaya preciosidad de casa.Has logrado un ambiente muy acogedor y dulce.No le falta detalle, el mueble de la coina con todos los platos es una maravilla, la habitación de estilo marinero es muy bonita, el baño muy bien distribuido y aprovechado....en definitiva, todo es precioso¡¡¡Felicidades por tu trabajo¡¡¡ no le falta detalle¡¡.Besos

cockerina said...

not just look at one time .. You have done well to show safeguards rooms together here, now I know I'll be back again to see better details.
I love the master bedroom, and especially the curtains! and I love the way of coordinating the quilt too.
thanks!
Caterina

rosanna said...

Mercedes, how nice to see you again. The house is wonderful, you have changed it so much. I don't now if I'd ever be brave enough to redecorate mine (whenever I shall have one). Linda and I talke d a bit about you, only nice things!Big hugs to you and the kids. Rosanna

La Belle Cuisine by...Marina said...

Adorei todos os ambientes, super doces, então os quartos estão lindissimos!
O estilo é fantástico, dá vontade de lá morar!
parabéns!

Janice said...

So beautiful. The choice and range of fabrics is amazing

Kimmi Lou Miniatures said...

Beautiful! I want to move in!!!! The details are great!

Anonymous said...

I love everything about your house. Got home fr work and was treated to all this eye candy. Your shabby chic talent is amazing. One thing is prettier than the next. You are an inspiration to all of us miniaturists. Thank you for sharing your beautiful dollhouse. Kathy C fr ILLinois, USA

TINK-SONIA said...

Hi Mercedes, I can imagine what all these people have enjoyed seeing your beautiful dollhouse.
For me it's an inspiration, decoration, details, colors, everything is perfect and cozy. I really love to have a real home as your dollhouse.
A warm greeting.

Eva said...

¡Me falta tiempo para admirar su maravillosa casa!.
Todos los detalles son dignos de una especial atención, lo seguiré haciendo en los próximos días. Eva

Meapuntoatodo said...

Puedes estar MUY orgullosa de esta casa ... de toda ella ... has conseguido darle un aire muy real y acogedor . Hace que yo desee vivir en esa casa. Espero seguir viendo tus creaciones , que siempre son una delicia.Desde Madrid(España), al otro lado del mundo un beso y mi enhorabuena por tu trabajo. Mariajo

Mooghiscath said...

Très jolie relooking , c'est charmant .J'adore les rideaux dans la chambre.

CLARA said...

Cada detalle que nos enseñabas poco a poco me gustaba. Hoy he disfrutado viendo que la has mejorado mucho. Es un amor de casa.
Necesito dos dias en escribir cada detalle que me ha llamado la atención.
Un placer visitarla.
Besos Clara

WendiesMiniWorld said...

what a delightful house :o) so many wonderful details to look at, I wish I could live in it!! you've really done a fantastic job. I think I'd like to try and create a shabby chic house too, IF I ever finish my skool of majick! thank you for sharing it with us x

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

When can I move in? GREAT job!!! I love your country house, you have so many details!!
-Kim :)

Lataina said...

Wow, wow, wow! Can I move in?....lol There is so much fabulous-ness to take in! The colors, the fabrics, all the cozy details......I LOVE it all! And how about those tiny framed shoes. How do you do that? They must be so tiny. =) Oh Mercedes, you have no idea how much I love this and the shabby house. =D

Norma said...

It looks just wonderful Mercedes, you manage to pack in so many fabulous details :) What a great idea to do a display at a retirement place like that, and I imagine quite rewarding for you seeing their smiles on their faces after all the trouble you went to getting it there.

rosanna said...

PS I love the hot water bottle ad the knitted toys and Noah's room and the houses pillows and the paintings on the walls and the candles on the fireplace and the plates inside the dresser and the quilting basket and...and... I love everything ! hugs, Rosanna

Claudia said...

Why is that I just want to live in that country house? It is a perfect gem, Meredes.

I'm starting to get in the mood to resume work on my dollhouse. There's a lot to be done (basically everything.)

xo
Claudia

Susan said...

Congratulations on such a successful display! No wonder it was so well received, the detail is mind blowing. I love it so much!

May I please send something to add to the country house? Please contact me privately if that would be acceptable.

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

What a wonderful tour of the country house! I love it, there are so many details and things to look at. Every time I thought I had found my favorite corner, I discovered something new.
How wonderful that you were able to show it. :)

Lucille said...

Mercedes, your decorating style fills me with joy. Everything you touch becomes like a jewel. I will be returning time and again to just look and look and look. Thank you so much for sharing. And, how kind of you to bring so much joy to all those people living in a retirement home. Your work is such an inspiration to me!

Reiko said...

I could only wish to have been able to drop by and see this wonderful house in reallife.
I could use hours looking at your pictures and just enjoy all your details.For every picture you have new items needs to be looked at.:-)

I love the plates. May I ask where you have found the "Green Gate" pattern?

Thank you for the wonderfull walk around the house.

miniacollection said...

I just love your house. All the details are gorgeous, I love your style. The people must have been amazed by your house.
Geneviève

sylvia said...

Thanks for a beautifull pictures and pretty details. It´s fantastic

MiniLover said...

Mercedes, you have such a wonderful knack for making and displaying the absolutely cutest minis! I especially love the bench on the front porch.

Sophia

PS I haven't forgotten my promise; just haven't been successful yet.

Patty said...

Such a wonderful little country house! I love how you manage to make every room so incredibly cozy. You eye for details is so good and makes the home look occupied!!!! LOVE when you post!

Liimanappi said...

Than You for gthe visit ant Your beautiful country house. I liked it very very much. The colours are so pretty and there is so many cute little details everywhere. Lovely place!

Margriet said...

What a beautiful house! I love the colors you use and you have a way of making a house look so cosy, I would love to live in it myself :-)

mandy said...

love love love your work! your attention to details is fantastic. Big thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

Mercedes, this is so wonderful. You have such a talent for making your projects look real - as though someone really lived there. All the little signs of life you leave around the house are magic

the fan said...

Mercedes: I'm the fan, saucy's Mom from Bloggedy Blog Blog and I must tell you how very much The Secret Weapon and I enjoyed studying every detail of your dollhouse! I particularly am in love with the little birdhouses on the wall of the porch, etc...and every little detail - oh my! It's a real treat for the eye, for certain.
I noticed some cupcake 'yardgood material' as I scrolled down some of your earlier posts. Any chance of a 'cupcake apron' for sale before Christmas?? the fan aka: mgsemenogg@hotmail.com

iseecerulean said...

It's spectacular, thank you for sharing.

Suzanne said...

I am in awe! What a beautiful home it looks so real
I Love it!

Lynne said...

The house is looking so good! It seems as if the family is really settling in and living in the house now. It just gets better and better. Thanks for sharing it again.

Fuzita said...

I really love you country house, for a beginner like me you are like a teacher.
I could look at the pictures for hours. You did a nice job, every detail is just perfect.
Your work is an inspiration to me, thanks!
Cecilia

Pudel-design said...

OMG!
That`s all I can say!
So amazing, i have to see it again and again!;)

Please visit my blog too.
http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

Lovely greetings...

Carrie said...

I think I want to live in that dollhouse... :)

Queenie said...

Breathtakingly beautiful i love it all.....every little detail gorgeous and your plates are stunning..swooning here,lol!
I would love to ;ive in a house like yours.
You have inspired me to go do some much needed work on mine now!!!

Jorgelina said...

Your dollhouse is absoloutely amazing!
Fabulous!!!

Sue said...

I could just get lost in your little houses! Just so over the top amazing!

Carey said...

What a great house! I love the kitchen and master bedroom the most. Great job. How did the retirement village community like it?
Hugs,
Carey

Sans! said...

Mecedes, you made it sound like you only changed a few things and made some furniture but it looked like there was some serious overhaul! Surely the curtains are new? I really love these (I am having a disastrous time with mine!:) ) and the kitchen, did you change the cabinets again? Of course I can always go back to your old posts and see what you did :). That's not the point, the point is how you manage always to make your house look fresh and interesting. All the little details are just amazing and teh way you put them together...! You may have taken 1 1/2 hour to assemble this again but I can't imagine anyone taking less than 1/2 hour to absorb all those details.

It is so good to know that your work has brought enjoyment to so many people, isn't it?

Leo Furtado said...

Simplespente espetacular!!!!!!
Parabéns pelo belo trabalho!!
Sempre perfeitos e cheios de muitos detalhes.
Grande abraço

Ana Anselmo said...

Mercedes, what can I say, I am in love for your country house! is like a dream house, everything in it is just beautiful. Congratulations!!!!
A hug and a tiny kiss for both of you from Lisbon

Atrus said...

estoy maravillado con tu casa, que gusto tienes, el color, el mobiliario, la mezcla de estilos, el toque envejecido... todo precioso. Felicidades

Atrus

Madeleine said...

Your country house is so nice i´m very impressed/Madeleine

A Little More Minis said...

Hi Mercedes,

I found out that I didn't see all of your dollhouses yet, by looking at your labels ;)
I love this house too!! So cosy and warm :)
I am going to look a bit further at it...

Warmest wishes, Jollie