Friday, May 28, 2010

Antique Furniture

Vintage Doll Furniture

I just love this little antique doll bureau. I had to have it the minute I saw it years ago at a local antiques shop. It stands a little under 18 inches, which makes the scale about1/4 to 1/5. I actually use it as a jewelry box. As you can see below it's part of an old-fashioned doll bedroom vignette arranged on a bureau in my bedroom.

The 'room' is furnished with antique, vintage, and reproduction doll furniture and accessories. The pictures above the doll bed are actual photos of my maternal grandparents, taken on their wedding day in the late 1800's! The little kerosene lamp really works. Two of the little perfume bottles were a gift from a friend, who brought them back from a trip to Paris. There's a small, working brass clock on the shelf under the mirror. You can't see the beautiful little rosewood hand mirror on the bureau to the right of the pitcher and basin. It was a gift from my husband, and may have been made by the Shakers, as I've seen full sized versions at the Shaker Village in Canterbury N.H. Don't you just love the bed warmer that's hanging on the wall? I think I squealed out loud when I first saw it!  If you look closely, you'll even see a miniature shove-under hiding under the bed. I can actually remember using one when visiting one of my country relatives as a very young child. They didn't have running water, so it was the 'thunder jug' at night and an outhouse during the day!

This image is from Digi Doodle's Best Shop. They have a lot of wonderful vintage images: vehicles, furniture. people, etc.
This was colored with Copics, of course! I tried to achieve the look of oak on the washstand  and marble for the top. I really like the way it turned out. I used Basic Grey's Kioshi DP and SU!'s Purely Pomegranate CS along with some purple textured Bazzill for the card base.The border punch is one of Martha Stewart's, as is the branch punch. The flowers are almost all from Wild Orchid Crafts with the exception of the pale pink rose from Prima. I added a few purple pearl cabochons to balance the bouquet.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my tiny bedroom. Come back to visit soon! I'll have more of Digi Doodle Shop's images in future posts, and more doll furniture and miniatures!

3 comments: said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the stamp by Digi Doodle Shop and I told Judy, the owner of the shop know about your beautiful card. She will be so happy to see your card and the beautiful creation you have created with one of her stamps.

Judy said...

Hi Elaine,

I snagged a copy of this beauty and placed it in our store gallery, from when you posted it in our group on PCP. Yep, I'm a FAN! I love the rich colors you used, the flowers, and your effort in making top look like marble, and the wood look like golden oak was a success! Awesome job hun.


Ann English said...

Beautiful card-LOVE your miniatures! TFS!!!