Saturday, 15 November 2014

Sindy Bureau


Pedigree's Sindy doll may not have had Barbie's blonde bombshell looks, but she made up for it with her endless array of outfits, accessories and 'scenesetters'. Her writing bureau was typical with a seat which doubled as storage, desk complete with secret drawer, and stationery for Sindy and her owner. 


I've got two bureaus in my doll house at the moment. The one above is in my 1950s / 60s inspired teen bedroom, complete with lots of accessories from the likes of Re-ment, Kewpie, Sylvanian Families and standard 1/12 scale outlets. The chair is from Sindy's 1976 Dining Table. Then there's the desk below which lives in the girl's bedroom:


Again, accessorised with a range of Re-ment, 1/12 scale doll house goods, and miniature figures from Supabonbonniere2 on etsy. The wardrobe in the background is from the 2004 Licca collection (more info HERE) and the doll is an early 3rd gen Licca head on an Azone body.



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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Smoking

I've never been a smoker myself, but in wanting to set up retro looking scenes an ashtray and a pack of cigarettes is almost obligatory. Re-ment's new 80s Living Room set comes with a cigarette pack, lighter and ashtray to recreate those days of continuing smoke related disease denial...


The cigarette and cigarette packet in this pic are from the 80s Living Room set, the ashtray is from 2007's Kawaii Kitchen set, and the lighter came with a bunch of 1/6 action figure stuff I bought on eBay. The baby bottle is Re-ment (American Kitchen), as is the table (Our Home's Kotatsu), and the jigsaw puzzle is from the talented Amatheria on Etsy.



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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Mucha by Kaiyodo

Alphonse Mucha was one of the great artists of the Art Nouveau era, and my personal favourite artist of all time. Kaiyodo have produced a few sets of miniature sculptures based on Mucha's work (more info HERE) and this month harapekkodoggybag.com had a few of the individual figures for sale. Here's a pic of the Spring figure from volume 2 on my Sindy Wall of Sound:


The little display table is from the Sylvanian Families Nightlight Nursery set, the tin of sweets is from the Bodo Hennig range, and I bought the other ornaments from felicitypriceminiatures.co.uk.


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Monday, 10 November 2014

Poppy's Petites' Books


I'm always on the lookout for realistic 1/6 scale books. My preference is for fully printed, bound books, but I'm happy to branch out when it comes to books for shelves and laying around in a scene. The etsy store Poppy's Petites does a large range of openable, non printed books with very realistic looking covers that are great for the latter purpose. The store also sells keys, credit cards, and mobile phones.

Here are some shop pics of other items I bought:






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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Goggle Box

Since moving into the new place I've been (slowly) working on sorting the doll house out - it's made me realise just how much miniature stuff I have. The task has been never ending! Anyway, in the living room I went for an 80s vibe, complete with retro TV and videos.


The TV and one of the videos came with Re-ment's new 80s Living Room set, with other videos from 2005's Office Lady set and Puchi Convenience Store set. In the background is Sindy's Wall of Sound and accessories (eg. telephone), tissues from Puchi Convenience Store, coin purse from Japanese Traditional Goods set, and 1/12 scale key set from eBay.



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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Football


This month I managed to pick up the football set from Re-ment's 2006 Home Improvement Center set. It's so cute and detailed!



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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Halloween Shop

I haven't had much chance to blog lately - we've been busy moving into our new house, and on top of that we won't get a phone line for the internet installed until November 14th. (It's like living in the dark ages...)

Anyway, here's a pic of my mum's Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night shop scene (1/12 scale) in readiness for tomorrow! :)




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