Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Cows Come Home

 
 
I haven't had as much time as I would like for my small hobby. I find myself saying this way too often... I've entertained the idea of doing a scene a day but have been way too chicken to attempt it. Bock. Bock. Plus, at this rate, I doubt I could keep up with the challenge. Every once in awhile, I get an opportunity to see what everyone else is doing in the modern miniatures community. I do truly love the information network that has been created by fellow hobbyists. The Internet is cool! There are so many collectors and artisans who I admire--like Pepper who made the awesome credenza seen above. Beautiful lines, walnut wood and yes, the doors do open to reveal shelving inside. Simply coveted.

The above scene started with a snack--as most of my life's activities do. Okay, it wasn't really the snack but the chip clip. What can I say? Something about it MOOved me.

The Goods: The credenza is Pepper; the daybed sofa is an ebay find; the coffee table is Ikea; the Eames La Chaise is Reac Japan; the leaning bookshelf is Peter Tucker; the cow art is a chip clip by Kikkerland Design; all accessories are Plan Toys, Bozart Toys, Wright Guide Miniatures, Sir Thomas Thumb, X10NY, Lemax, MiniModernistas, Pepper, Tim Holtz and common finds from hobby and craft stores.

16 comments:

  1. Great Post! (even with the farm innuendos!)
    Love the cow.

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    1. Thanks Troy!
      You know you love the corny farm innuendos, man. ha ha!

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  2. The chip clips I find at the Food Lion have never been as inspirational as the one you found! Fun idea!

    Here's something sad. I, with a proud 99% bumper sticker, took a full minute to get your wealthy elite twitter. Oh my! Get out the vote!

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    1. My terrible "humor" often takes people awhile to get. I'm trying to be better. Smiles.

      Hey, thanks for the vote, Sandra! Truthfully, I expected zero percent so 1 percent is a delightful surprise--ha!

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  3. mOo la la. Love the pitchfork in the corner. You are in serious need of a modern farmhouse. If that credenza strays from your house, you know where to look. (Everyone is going to want that Pepper, nice work!) Love the room, I could just eat it up. Moolicious!!

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    1. Yes, that modern farmhouse. I think I'll have to commission someone to make it for me. Sadly, the country experiment is not over and there's more bales of hay to come. Regarding that credenza that Pepper made, I think you can all see why I cried...ha ha!

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    2. I cried too...because it isn't MINE!!! WHAAAAA! It's absolutely stunning. Did Pepper design it, or did you? Lovely!

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    3. Ha ha! It's all Pepper.
      She's design savvy, ey?

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  4. Well, that is the coolest (and only) cow chip clip I've ever seen! I love the credenza, I'm so envious of Pepper's work. She always makes the best things!

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    1. Thanks Mad For Mod!
      Do you know I almost named this post "Cow Chip"? Chuckles.
      Yes, Pepper will remain one of my favorite artisans. And you ain't too shabby yourself, lady.

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  5. I love it, I learn so much coming to your blog


    Mid Century Modern Hugs
    Marisa :)

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    1. Thanks Marisa!
      Hugs back at ya, lady!

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  6. Hello from Spain: I just discovered your blog and I love your diorama. I like your furniture you use in your scenes. Congratulations for the pictures. I have a blog dedicated to Barbie I invite you to visit: all4barbie.blogspot.com If you're still in touch from blog to blog.

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    1. Hola Marta!
      Gracias. Es bueno saber de ti. Sí, las miniaturas son una gran pasión. Definitivamente voy a mirar a tu blog.

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  7. Like Sandra, I had never seen such snazzy chip clips before I read this blog post. Then yesterday while I was out and about strolling through a few home and decor shops I saw many, many chip clips with animal designs. How cool is that?!

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  8. It's cooler than cool, man. Chuckles! We should start a wiki of repurposed items.

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