Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A little peek in the barn!

Of course there's still a LOT more to go in the barn but I thought you might like to see a little of what I've been making.

I saw a shelf like this at the garden centre but I couldn't afford it in real life so I made it in miniature!



The rusty bench was originally white metal. I wasn't going to make it quite so rusty but I always get a little carried away when it somes to rust.

The 'Bistrot de Paris' box I made from a kitset.

Katie made the basket which I filled with pillows.
I decided the basket needed a rusty stand so I made one.

I made this little cupboard from some painted sticks that someone at my club was throwing out.

I haven't fixed the door in properly yet but I love the way it turned out.

Just look at that sunlight coming through the window!
Unfortunately it's the last of the summer sun, there's a definite autumnal chill in the air these days (I'm not too happy about that!).

Mercedes

58 comments:

  1. Boaaaah! This is so beautiful! I love the rusty bench and the way the sunlight falls through the coloured window! Great job!

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  2. Oh I love all the shabby look, you are very talented, I particularly love the cupboard and candlesticks :-)

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  3. Really a great work and everything looks so realistic.I love every detail!!!Jeannette

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  4. It's looking fabulous Mercedes. The stand for the basket is a stroke of genius. A friend gave me a pretty pushchair in that white wire a while ago, I've been thinking of rusting it but I'm not sure how she'd take it!

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  5. Hello Mercedes! I have been looking forward for your new post. Your post in a way brightened up my not-so-good day. Thank you. As always, I love everything in your work. I love that pretty couch with all those throw pillows. The shelf, the pitchers and the canisters are perfect too.

    I am looking forward again for your next wonderful post. I wish you more happiness with Liberty and your family

    Diane

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  6. It's absolutely beautiful!!!! I love every little bit of it. You always inspire me. The white metal furniture that I once bought doesn't fit in either and now I know how to solf that :-) Thanks for the tip.
    Monique

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  7. Cute cute cute!!! Mercedes it's such a delight to look at your work in progress Hugs , Rosanna

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  8. Oh¡¡¡¡ Es un trabajo fantastico¡¡¡ muy real¡¡¡ La combinación de colores perfecta y todo colocado en su sitio¡¡ Como siempre, admirable .Felicidades

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  9. Very very beautiful work Mercedes!!
    I am glad to see some of your talent again ;)
    Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Hugs, Jollie

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  10. wauw! Very lovely! Great job, i'll use this as inspiration for my dollhouse-garden!

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  11. ooooooooooo cute!! love the stand! and the basket of cushions :D Linda x

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  12. Magnífica composición y la luz que le da al ambiente los cristales amarillos es soberbia. Un saludo, Laura (evolve)

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  13. Hi Mercedes!It is really beautiful and so full of so many things... Funny you are disappointed that autunm is coming whereas for us it is spring... I love everything you have made... Big hug to Liberty as well! Doei, Claude

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  14. the detail is just outstanding! good work.

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  15. Hey Mercedes.... toll geworden Deine Scheune. Da würde ich auch gerne mal stöbern... im echten Leben.... lach!

    Wunderschöne Minis sind dort mal wieder zu sehen.

    Liebe Grüße an Dich

    PuNo / Monika

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  16. espectacular, una fuente de inspiración!!!

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  17. This is lovely and the rusty bench is marvellous. I also like all the little touches like the divider and the shutters - you're very good at this!

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  18. Wow, so beautiful, I'm in love with the pillows!

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  19. Madre mía!!! te ha quedado una estancia maravillosa.
    Me ha encantado.
    Besos.

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  20. Gorgeous Mercedes! I cannot believe the things you create from "scraps"! You are so talented!! I love, love, love the bowling pins in the little box! The light through the window is so pretty- what a great picture :)

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  21. It's wonderful what you did with the barn.
    I particularly like the shelves with the miniatures on them. Isn't it great to be able to have in miniature what you can't have in real life...
    Geneviève

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  22. Looks wonderful so far, love everything you have made.

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  23. I love your lil barn..I want to come and live there...prepare for guests girlfriend lol

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  24. What lovely miniatures and barn, Mercedes. Brilliant pics with the sunlight through the window. I'm fascinated by your talent to make all this and arrange it so well. Your whole blog is so lovely :-)

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  25. hi mercedes,

    just mind-boggling miniature beauty as always!

    so interesting to hear about the start of fall when we're just getting our first glimpse of spring here on the east coast of the u.s.

    enjoy!

    xo
    elyse

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  26. Oh what a sight! Mercedes, this is gorgeous! I love the basket stand, and what a way to display the pillows!!! The "scrap" cabinet is fabulous. You always give us such a feast for the eyes. It's all just too wonderful. =)

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  27. Todos los objetos son maravillosos pero el detalle del ventanal es espectacular. Un saludo, Eva

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  28. Oh Mercedes! I love it! I love the glowing light that comes through the wondow! I love love the stand you made for the basket! And your little hutch you made! Your creativity always inspires me:) Thanks for sharing these pics with us!!

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  29. It looks like a WONDERFUL shop! I love how the light is coming through the window. It adds so much realism.

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  30. Love your shelf!
    You are so talented. Everything you make is always beautifully done! You're always so inspiring.

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  31. Your work is so charming, I love the basket in its stand. Thanks for sharing, I find your work inspiring.

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  32. I am just amazed by your detail! It's all so cute! Love it! And I love the rusty bench!
    Anna

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  33. Mercedes, I LOVE the barn and how it is turning out! Everything in it is so fantastic. I love the small cabinet that you made! The sunlight coming through the window was so incredible and made it look so real! I would shop in your barn so fast and spend alot of money!!!!!!!!!

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  34. Wonderful, Mercedes!!!
    I love all the details.

    Love Sylvia

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  35. Very beautiful Mercedes. I would like live there in the barn...

    gr.Heleni

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  36. I am so glad to be here. This is why I fell in live with your work in the 1st place, dear friend :).
    Fabulous pictures and I juts love how you let us know what you made with each pic. That rusty stand for the basket is my favourite !

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  37. So stunning. I want to be there shopping with a warm latte in hand!

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  38. Gosh Mercedes, your work is always so wonderful ~ I especially love that little cupboard, great design!

    Regards,
    Pamela ~

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  39. je ne saurais quel objet choisir. Tout est beau !

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  40. Ohhhh Mercedes, all look lovely, as always!!! I adore the details, and the last photo is absolutely GREAT!!!
    Kisses,
    Paloma

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  41. Oh my goodness! You are just so amazing and inspiring. I think I want to come back as you in my next life! Thank you so much for sharing. xx

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  42. I am so amazed at your work! It is so stunning! I want to go inside your gorgeous rooms! X

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  43. A beautiful Mercedes. I love all your minis.
    Hugs & kiss to you
    Sonja

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  44. My dear Mercedes,
    it takes me sooooo long to take time to visit you here that one day I will discover a post with lovely photos of Liberty's wedding! LOL!!!

    Can I sit for a while in your barn? I just love it here. :)))

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  45. I enjoyed watching every photo very much, a feast for the eyes. You ara so talented.I love the whole shabby look,that cubboard you made from scraps of wood is so very gorgious!
    The lite true the window makes it magical.
    Hugs
    Maria

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  46. Wow! What a nice little peak!! :) Everything looks so great. Lovely details.

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  47. That is just delightful! thank you for that adorable pick me up!

    love shell at gypsylemonade ;)

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  48. Everything is so beautiful!I love all your minis!

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  49. Sooooooo beautiful!!!!. I like the sunlight, and that lovely shabby look!!!!
    regards from Spain!!

    Eli

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  50. OoooH it is Easter here!!!
    Sweet Mercedes, I will be extremely honoured to sign a copy for Liberty. I hope she will like the story. :-))))

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  51. Hi!
    I loved their work, are very creative and very original.
    Visit my blog.
    Greetings from Brazil.
    Roberto

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  53. Hello,

    I am French and I am sorry because I don’t speak good English.
    I discovered your blog and your shabby cottage by the French blog " barn of charm ".
    I liked its atmosphere and decided to build a miniature house .
    I like very much the shabby style and I decorate my real house so and my blog speaks about brocante and decoration.
    I discovered some other miniatures blogs and I made a post on miniatures this evening. I speak about you and your blog in this post.
    I like all your creations and have big pleasure to visit your beautiful blog
    Good evening
    Isabelle
    lamaisondezabielle.over-blog.com

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  54. www.marionsvintagebakeshop.comMay 4, 2011 at 4:08 AM

    Hi Mercedes!
    Your Easter blog post was ADORABLE! How did dyou get the Easter bunny's picture? he always runs away before I am able to get his picture! he must have been tuckered out by the time he got to your home! :)
    Marion

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  55. Your blog is certainly one of the most beautiful I've ever seen, I love all your works, its delicacy, grace, color, beauty and style .., Thanks for sharing your art with us!

    Hugs

    Juli

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