A Tiny Room for Mother…

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This Christmas,  I made a room box for my mom. My husband made the outer wooden box and I made the inner foam box ‘room’. If you want to see a tutorial on how to make a room box, Kris at ‘1 inch minis‘ has a great one to follow.

The furnishings are a mix of some items I made, and some favourite pieces I was keeping for a future project. Raimonda at Mondina Dollhouse made the lovely rug and cushion on the rocking chair. She makes the nicest detailed dollhouse linens, with perfect seems and crisp folds! I purchased the rocker, sofa,  lamp, and unfinished french doors from Grandpa’s Dollhouse (a Canadian online shop). This shop is a family run business (you can’t beat that for personal service) …and I always find some great sales in their shop.

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The main focus of the room box started with the song, “You are my Sunshine” which was my belated father’s favourite tune to sing and whistle. He sang it to my mom when they were dating, and later to his kids and grand babies. The song has been a comfort to my mom since his passing. I knew that I had to have a vintage record player with Gene Autry’s LP cover beside it.  I made the player from jumbo popsicle sticks and stock wood I had on hand. I used an old sewing machine needle for the ‘arm’ of the player. The albums, below the stand I made, are ones that my parents listened to…Roy Rogers, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Charlie Pride. I found printable LPs online, modified them a bit, and coated them with gloss spray.

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The apothecary coffee table I made some time ago. It is one of my first pieces of furniture! Not perfect, but cute. On top is a slice of raspberry layer cake that I made, and a cup of tea.

 

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The throw blanket was an old knitted shirt of mine, pinned in place and sprayed with hairspray.

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There is a framed photo of my parents when they were dating on the wall. The box of mementos on the floor is filled with our family photos, documents, and a photo from my parents wedding day. A sign hangs in one corner saying, “Family is Life’s Greatest Blessing”. A bible sits in a corner table, because my mom is the most faithful person I know. If asked, she would tell you that is the foundation that held my family together and kept us safe.

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I hope anyone who reads this had a lovely Christmas holiday…and all the best to you and yours in 2018!

Published by blossomfriends

I create miniature food sculpts (mainly dollhouse scale), out of my home, in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. I live surrounded by the beauty of local orchards and rolling farmlands. When my kids leave for school, I set to work, often in my pajamas, with my clingy miniature schnauzer, Lenny, at my feet. I create only what interests or inspires me. My focus is on quality not quantity. While I often have only a few pieces available, they are very detailed as I continue to build my skill. If you are interested in having me make you something special, please visit my Facebook page and leave me a message https://www.facebook.com/blossomfriends/

3 thoughts on “A Tiny Room for Mother…

  1. Hi Tracey
    I don’t recall 2018 in enough detail to say whether your wishes that your readers would have a good year, but I guess that means it was at least not memorably un-good, lol.
    So today, on this fifth day of January, 2020–two years after you first shared the room box you made for your mother, I have been spending the afternoon clicking all over the internet wherever the hyperlinks have taken me!
    I started off on Freedom Miniature’s FB page which is how I stumbled across your work, which is all SO lovely!
    Nestled into your blog posts, I’ve smiled to find many of the same blogs and vlogs you also enjoy. I also see you frequently referencing Kris from the One Inch site, and thought I’d let you know that I re-visited that site this morning before discovering you and see that they’ve posted a message that they’ve retired from the blog, so…a treasure trove of tutorials and photos, but no new things to come.
    So, I’ve been all over the 20-10s today and am here in 2020 saying hi to you two years ago and mentioning that Kris has chosen to remain in 2019, but will be speaking I’m sure for years to come.
    Time, huh? I sure hope your Mum loved her special keepsake; it’s beautiful!
    Happy 2020. I’m off now to explore your Etsy shop!
    Shelly

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    1. Thank you Shelly for your kind words. There are so many wonderful miniaturists sharing their skills online – isn’t it great?! I’m glad you found my work and are also enjoying others. This year has been great for me, although I hope to post and share more online. I do struggle at times to make time for all the things I’d like to do. I guess improvement in time management is my goal for 2020. All the best to you this new year!

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