Quills and Inks Dislay

This is my latest Creation!!

I have added so many things to it I have lost count!!

The Cabinet was aged more and then antiqued. All the bottles had there labels antiqued and then I started adding items. The parchment rolls were already to go as with the stacks of cut parchment tied with string. Quills and all the bottles were then put into place and I went about adding so many letters and envelopes that like I said at the start of this post I lost count.
Stacks of Distressed Letters and Newspapers Litter the Floor. I like having props like these with my display as they add more depth and are fun to move around to suit your display.

Top of the cabinet, I made some new labels for Scrivenshafts which are on the parcels. Really how does one ever find anything in this shop?
My new Quill boxes with my custom labels, Phoenix Feather Quills are the stores specialty. Stacks of letter and extra feathers are stored on top of the display.
Left side of Cabinet.
Right Side of Cabinet. You can see some of the extra storage drawers below. They are faux but look very realistic.
Close up of some of the feather quills and Dragons Blood Ink.

Stacks of rolled parchment and cut parchment.
One of my fav's disappearing ink? Can you see it?

MayBelle Mouse!!!

Please meet MayBelle Mouse!
She is made by my mini friend Karin.
Her Blog
Her blog shows the creation of this wonderful little gal.
Were doing a swap and she has been so kind as to make two mice for me. I'm making vintage mail for her Witches Store.

I'm so excited I just had to post some pictures!!! She put her in her wonderful little cottage to take some pictures!!
She even made her poseable!! How great is that!!

Now I need a mouse house, But I think my Greenleaf Harrison will become something of a mouse hotel with Maybelle Mouse in Charge of the daily running of things.
Best Christmas present ever, thanks so much Karin you have made me very happy!!!

Artist Feature!! Brambly Hedge Cottage

This Cottage is made by a fellow member on the GreenLeaf Community Board Karin.
She is a very talented Artist and I could not resist featuring her work on my blog.
Her Brambly Cottage reminds me of my childhood love of children's books with real pictures of miniatures in them.
I think this is the Cutest Dollhouse I have ever seen.
I have listed a link at the bottom going to her Greenleaf Album so you can see more pictures.
I have asked Karin for permission to use her pictures, I have also included her comments that are beside the pictures as they give you information about the picture.
Here is her discription of her Cottage.
A Brambly Hedge inspired cottage. The Brambly Hedge is a series of books written~illustrated by Jill Barklem...I fell in love with the illustrations and had to build a cottage:) This cottage belongs to Mrs. Crustybread. Im not finished with the base and flowers,and I still want to make more food and dishes. So,this album shows ...so far...

Yesterday I did the key on the nail, and put the shelves up, painted the door knob.

I love these shelves, just got them stained and put in place. At first I thought they were too expensive for something I could really probably make myself, ($10 for three shelves), but I was really happy I did, they are nice and roomy and good quality. Cant wait to fill them with China plates and pink pitchers and tea cups!
This is one of the flour sacks I made yesterday,they are filled with cloves and pumpkin spice which makes the whole little house scented...love that! Buttercups doll furniture. I found this little 'rug' in my stash, my Grandma had made, it had a little cup on the top,which I carefully removed with a seam ripper and I'll use the cup part for a basket, I have about 7 of these little "rugs":) Thanks Grandma! Know she is smiling from Heaven:)
cauliflower,carrots and potatoes
Please meet Buttercup, Buttercup is Mrs. Crustybread's little daughter. Shes enjoying her afternoon cup of hot cocoa but cant seem to keep her whiskers out of the whipped cream!

I haven't decided on front door hardware yet,don't know if I want a Tudor look or just a simple door knob,so until we decide...we use a secret knock to gain entrance:)
In case anyone is wondering how big the Sugarplam is, size~wise...this is my Aster Cottage,Buttercup and Sugarplum left to right.
Enjoy this very talented ladies work!!

Messy Desk Vintage Mail Collection

Messy Desk Vintage Mail Collection
I was inspired today to do something a little different. I'm fighting off a bad chest cold so forgive me if my post is short. lol
Showing full collection
(desk is not for sale)

It was great fun making stacks of letter! Each stack contains real letters not just plain paper.

Ink well with feather and glass ink bottle.

6 botanical fern prints
3 rolled real letters
2 sets of tied closed envelopes
1 folded letter with wax seal

5 sets of stacked letters
2 loose glued letters
2 crumpled letters
7 Open envelopes with real letters inside them
(letters are not shown in pictures, but are inside the envelopes)
14 closed folded letters
1 glass bottle of ink
1 inkwell
This collection has been spray protected with sealer to prevent fading and then stained to antique it.

1/24 Scale Shabby Chic

I took a few pictures in my Fairfield Dollhouse today.
I set up the living room as a shop scene. I have the 1/24 scale dollhouse shop from greenleaf that im working on that will become a shabby chic shop, or a savon store. Not sure yet.
The console table I made from a wood scraps, legs, and cardboard. I think it turned out very cute. The clock is a RB kit, and is one of my favourite things in this house. It's super nice and I have decided for now just to leave it white. The Tray is from Bit's and Kits. I have a few of there items and there kits are great to put together.
Some of my 1/24 Scale soaps. This is a collection of multi coloured ones.

Some more 1/24 scale soaps in bottles and out. Oh how I love soaps.
Hope you have enjoyed my little shots.

Victorian Collection Of Envelopes and Letters Postcards Etc

Victorian Empheria Collection
As you can see in the photo I have done some of the envelopes with a scalped edge. I think it looks really pretty.

This is my new collection of Victorian Empheria.
I have mixed different items in this collections so you have lots of options for display purposes.
The Victorians really new how to decorate paper items! Everything is so pretty from that Era!
A collection of Vintage Victorian Envelopes.

Victorian Envelopes, I have only distressed a few in this collection and the others left the colour that they already are. Which looks distressed. Some of them are closed and some are new (Old) envelopes that were never used. Envelopes have different cuts on the back of them.

Victorian Letter, Love the blue!!
These Card were sweet to make, one is a valentine, one is a Christmas card and the other is a double sided tea cup card.
Not only is there letters in the collection but also very pretty cards that go in the envelopes as well.
Pretty Victorian Cards
Victorian Postcards
These postcards are all double sided.
Victorian Calling Cards
Victorian Advertisements
Allot of these are double sided advertisements. Even the ad's are done with such care and art.
This collection has been printed out in the highest possible quality and sealed with a spray sealer for paper. Some items have been distressed with stain and others already have a faded look.
I will be listing this collection in the next day or so.