I have no idea what they call the entrance hall in France.
This is the view from where the actual outside door will be.
I am happy to report that after months of the door languishing on my husband's workbench, now we're in lockdown he has fixed it for me.
Just love the lighting in this pic!
I looked through my vast stash of dollhouse furniture trying to find the right piece for the entry.
But it suddenly dawned on me that so far I have made every piece of furniture in this little apartment myself.
So really there was only one thing I could do!
I would love to have a bow front chest of drawers in the real house but as I can't (too expensive) I made them in miniature (from cardboard) instead. I wasn't going to make them so they could open but I just couldn't bring myself to make them 'pretend' drawers so they do open.
Because this whole room had to accommodate the kitchen, lounge and dining rooms and the staircase I wasn't sure I should waste any space on an entrance hall.
(Yes, I've been working on the lighting too...but that's another post!)
But I also didn't want the tiny occupants to walk straight into the kitchen from the outside.
As it turned out I needed a wall there for the kitchen anyway.
It think it took longer to decide what should be displayed on top of the drawers
than it did to make the drawers.
The angel came from a hairclip I bought on my first overseas trip to Los Angeles in 1992.
The clip had a row of those little angels.
It eventually broke and that angel has been patiently waiting for decades for his turn to be upcycled!
It took even longer to find something to go on the wall!
That picture of the water lily is from a very fancy wine bottle wrapper. A friend was about to throw it out when she heard me gasp...so pretty, I've been waiting a couple of years to use it.
I'm using this time in lockdown wisely.
Not too much baking...more mini making.
The government just gave us another two weeks!!
I live in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city - that's where this Covid Delta outbreak is concentrated.
Here are the current rules we're living under:
Today I started installing that exterior door.
The Patisserie has almost been transformed - VERY exciting!!!
Hopefully that will be next weeks post.
Thank you all for your comments! You've no idea the difference they make to my day.