Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Turn That Frond Upside Down

I guess I have a bit of an affinity for dried leaves, pods, seeds and flowers. They always seem to sneak into my scenes.
 
 
 
This is the kind of ceiling lamp where you would glance up from time to time during your meal. Sure, you might be admiring it, but you'd also be checking to make sure it didn't suddenly gobble you up.

Oh. And I know it's not technically a "frond", but this is all I had to make a corny post title.

The Goods: Farmhouse table is PRD (Mr. Renfroe says this table is not really his taste--but little did he know that the gods were working through him for ME. I dig it!); Klein chair is PRD; wood cube stools are PRD; lamp is potpourri find; art is vinyl flooring samples in "African Wood Dark"; carpeting is woven paper from Recollections; glass bottles are Ray Storey (gifts from Pepper of Mitchy Moo Miniatures); and accessories are common hobby and craft store finds.

21 comments:

  1. I just love all those earthy tones together. It looks so serene. I'm also digging the sculptural lamp fitting. I would so have one of those in my real house. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Pepper!
      I can't seem to stay away from the earth tones. It's my safety net. I love them too, but perhaps I should try something in bright colors or patterns next...

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  2. I quite like the decorative effect of the "frond", but I'd be wondering what was hiding inside it!!
    The wall art is fabulous - what a great find!

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    1. Ha! Me too, Rebecca. Thanks! The wall art was free from the local home improvement store. They always have samples of their flooring and I grab a stack whenever I shop there.

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  3. I don't think I've ever seen anyone come up with as many ideas for natural wood textures in scenes as you have.

    You always do such wonderful work with them.

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    1. Thank you, Kyle! You're too kind. I'm not worthy. Sadly, as I look around my house, there's natural wood textures everywhere here too. Ha! I can't help it--I really like it.

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  4. Very clever use of finds - the lamp and the wall art. Great ideas and thanks for sharing xx

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    1. Hey Jazzi!
      Thanks, sweet lady. We have to all stick together in the ideas department when it comes to miniatures, man. Ha!

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  5. Your scenes are so comfortable and welcoming! (And chic.) I will be right over.

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    1. I'll put the kettle on for tea! ha ha!
      Thanks Neen ;)

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  6. Your scenes always leave me wondering, "How does she come up with this stuff?" "Stuff", being a good thang! Love it!

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    1. Ha! Well, I'm often told that I'm "crazy"--so, I guess that defect has helped me out over the years... ;)

      Thanks Beany!

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  7. What an original idea, wow! I would never have thought of something like that, I should definitely look at my natural stuff (even more) different. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. With your skills, I bet you'll come up with something phenomenal, man. The office accessories and tiny L'Occitane tube of lotion were "bananas", but you slay me with the CD rom and lighting on your miniature laptop. I mean, that's some dedication. I love extra details.

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  8. Love, love, love the wood wall art! It's a beautiful scene overall. I'd love to have that table in real life. :D

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    1. Thanks Brae! You know, I bet Paris Renfroe would build you that table in 1:1...

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  9. I enjoy all of your potpourri scenes. In this room, the warmth of the woods really stands out. I like it!

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    1. Thanks! I expect that I'll keep using potpourri, but I really should experiment with other elements more, ey?

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  10. I couldn't find your email here anywhere! And this was just posted yesterday, thought you might like it!

    Here's a micro mini model: http://www.home-designing.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Manhattan-Micro-Loft-model-3D-plans.jpg

    for this loft: http://www.home-designing.com/2013/06/perfectly-planned-pied-a-terre

    Not really a place where I would want to live but the model is definitely something I want lol.

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  11. You always turn my fronds upside down. :D

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