Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year!

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A guid new year to ane an' a'
An' mony may ye see,
An' during a' the years to come,
O happy may ye be.
An' may ye ne'er hae cause to mourn,
To sigh or shed a tear;
To ane an'a baith great an' sma'
A hearty guid New year.

In translation reads:

A good New Year to one and all
And many may you see,
And during all the years to come,
Oh happy may you be.
And may you never have cause to mourn
To sigh or shed a tear;
To one and all, both great and small
A hearty good New Year!


Monday, 19 December 2011

Season's Greetings

I'd like to take this opportunity of wishing all my followers a very Merry Christmas from my home to yours.

Monday, 28 November 2011

York Fair

Yet again, a sorry little post! It seems I'm destined not to get all the little bits I need to finish this property - at least not all in one go! This time, my sole item for The Tearooms was a till. It's a bit too bright and shiny for my liking so I'll have to dull it down and I was so sure I'd be able to find just the right television for this room that I ended up very disappointed not to get one. Either I rethink this idea or continue the search.

I did however manage to buy loads for my other property (no blog yet until this one is finished) but you'll have to wait for that!

A very warm welcome to my new followers, it's very nice to have you here and I hope you like what you see.

Monday, 26 September 2011

An odd little post!

It's a slightly odd little post for The Tearooms regarding my Miniatura purchases. All I managed to get was a counter. I figured this was missing from the Gift Gallery so that will be waxed and put in place some time this week.

Although not related to The Tearooms, I also purchased some needle files, wood and flooring (which unfortunately you can't see as it's rolled up the wrong way!)

A lot of other purchases were made on Sunday but some of these relate to a completely different property (no blog yet) and it wont be too long now before The Tearooms property is complete.

There's every likelihood a giveaway will happen then - I just have to give it a bit more thought.

Monday, 8 August 2011

An update

At last I have something to show you all in the Gift Gallery.   I wasn't happy with all the white furniture (I thought shabby was the way to go with this initially but it doesn't come naturally to me and at first I couldn't figure out why I couldn't get to grips with this room - now I know.   Stick to what you know best!).   The changes aren't probably that obvious at first glance but I've moved things around and stripped the corner cupboard of the white paint and waxed it.   I'm much happier with it now.   I've also changed the contents of the cupboard. Since this picture was taken I've also filled the little stand with cards. I'm still not sure about the pedestal with the white flowers though. They may move and I'd like to get something to put in the centre of this room. Everything's round the sides at the moment.

I've changed some pictures around in this room but unfortunately I can't do anything about the white shelving on the right hand wall. I shouldn't have glue-ed it on! I'm just going to live with it though as it's not that offensive.

The smaller of the two rooms has had the "stock" moved around and repositioned. For some reason I feel more comfortable with this room. Maybe I need more stock for the other one.

Other progress I've made with this property is to the living quarters "above the shop". These consist of a lounge and a bedroom. They're very bare at the moment as I'm looking for accessories and there's a fair not too far away at the end of August which should take care of that. I have to say, I can see myself sitting in this little room!

I still need to fix on the door frame and I've been looking for a television I like, but nothing's presented itself yet.

Finally, the bedroom. Again accessories are need in this room and I've a lamp I'd like to fit either here or in the room next door. I'm pleased with the way this is looking and I love the dressing gown on the hook!

As soon as I'm completely happy with this I'll post pictures showing more detail.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

At long last..........

Well, it's taken a while but at last there is some progress with The Tearooms.   There is living accommodation in the roof space of The Tearooms - a sitting room and bedroom - and they're coming along quite well. I just need some accessories before showing you all what I've been up to.

I've had this bed for ages but was unsure as to the look I wanted for it.   I'm not comfortable with terribly frilly beds and wanted something a bit understated.   I also wasn't sure of the colours I wanted until I picked up some fabric at Miniatura in March.

I've used an oak "brush on, buff off" wax for the bed itself and the matress that came with the bed was a bit flat so I've double the thickness of that.   It's all been done with glue and spray starch and I'm really pleased with the way it's turned out.

More soon!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


I've been in the garden today as it has actually stopped raining.   The first sun for ages.   I've just cut these peonies from the garden and I thought I would share them with my new followers.   

Thank you for visiting my blog.   It's nice to have you here and I hope you like what you see.

Progress has been a bit slow with the Tea Rooms but I've been revamping the Gift Gallery as I wasn't too happy with the way it looked.   This meant removing all the "stock", giving some of it a makeover, adding some new bits and putting everything back.  It's very tempting to put everything in the same place as it was before and I'm trying to avoid that for a different look so I'll be back some time soon with pictures to let you see what I've been up to.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

It might not look a lot...............

Given that I was at a mega Miniature fair at the weekend and have already stated elsewhere that I made loads of purchase, this little offering doesn't look a lot but I can assure you, what's here will let me get on very well with The Tearooms in the coming days.

I need the fabric to dress a bed and make blinds (not sure which one I'll use yet), skirting boards to finish it all off and lovely little pictures for the Gift Gallery from a Belgian exhibitor.

It's unfortunate I forgot to ask the sellers if I could post links to their sites but if anyone would like to know who I purchased anything from, please ask.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

I'm stuck.........!

Sometimes I just sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits...........

I feel I must apologise to all my followers here as there hasn't been much activity with The Tearooms of late.   The trouble is..........I'm stuck!   I should be decorating the living quarters in the roof space and I bought a lovely carpet at the York Fair in November.   I've also got a sofa and a chair for the room but I'm really struggling with where to take it all next.   Do I paint the walls or paper, if so, what colour?   Do I match the carpet or do I match the furniture?   

To match the carpet is a tricky one as I need to get to a fair to see paper and fabric in real life.   Too many times I've chosen something on-line, only to find that it's the wrong shade.

The more I look at the room and what I've got so far, the more confused I get.   I've tried walking away from it and concentrating on something else (hence the long gap between posts) but that hasn't worked and I'm no further forward.

Inspiration will present itself in time - it usually does and I'll have a bit of a eureka moment - but I felt I had to post something to explain the lack of progress!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

A very Happy New Year to all my followers - thank you for making this fun! Irene x

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