Monday, July 18, 2011

You never know...


Yes, you never know where your day will take you!
Last week during a break between visitations at the funeral home, I decided to take a little walk around the neighborhood and this is where I found myself!
As I was strolling along a quiet street, I noticed a wonderful doll house sitting in the windowed porch of a house. I went over for a closer look, delighting in all the detail. A woman was walking by and as she came closer, I remarked to her on how marvelous it was. "Would you like to have a closer look?" she asked.

How wonderful! It was the owner, Heather Mowry. Can you guess what I replied?

I was totally enchanted. This is the stuff my little girl dreams were made of. I am so grateful for her generosity and willingness to share these treasures with me.

Everything tiny, tiny and perfect

A miniature world to play with. Heather told me about a camp that occurs each summer here in Nova Scotia called Camp Minihaha where miniature fans can go to learn how to craft the things that fill these houses. It is a growing hobby that I don't know very much about.

Even the nursery was lovely. My pictures are a bit out of focus but it was quite dark and I did not want to take too much of her time.

Look at the black stockings on the bed! Ha!

We ventured inside her "real" house and she showed me a wee British pub she has been working on. So quaint and cozy.

Love this old couple!!! Heather is a member of Miniature Crafters Of Nova Scotia

Then she took me upstairs where another gorgeous house awaited!

There is so much to look at. I was enthralled. Even a basket of kittens on the kitchen floor!

Upstairs, an elegant bedroom

And even Queen Elisabeth!

Wow. What a nice surprise to happen across her porch at just the right time. Made my afternoon!

Tomorrow mmy mom and I are headed to Saint Andrews, New Brunswick! I am delivering some paintings for a group Folk Art Show at the Kingsbrae Gardens Gallery. We are going to stay here and I am very excited. It will be a LOVELY break. There will be pictures.....

17 comments:

Kerry said...

Shelagh, these are amazing! Thanks so much for posting!

Amy said...

Wow Sheila! What a find, and an adventure it is to see into the tiny little lives that fill those houses and imagination!

Tvor said...

Wow that is awesome!!! (and that's Queen Elizabeth I) All the detail is incredible!

Patchmaker said...

Wow! Absolutely amazing!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I have always adored dollhouses and miniatures too. These ones are absolutely stunning!

Karen said...

What a lovely mini=house! Love all the tiny details, amazing!... Even the soft lighting, the food...thanks for sharing, both of you.

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

the details are amazing...a visual delight to be sure.. it must have taken quite a bit of time to put it all together. thank you so much for sharing and i hope there are lots of bright sunny days to brighten your spirit!

Amy said...

As usual your posts are not only interesting but useful! I've passed that camp link along. Thanks, can't wait to see you at the market again!

OliveStreetStudio said...

wow - so detailed! fantastic find - thanks for sharing....

Sara said...

how fun!
I always wanted a doll house, but never had one. I guess it's still a possibility!

Alexandrite Woman said...

Shelagh,these are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing -- it was like I was right there with you (and wished I were!). I always wanted a doll house but never had one. Love these! Cannot believe such detail!

christianna said...

hi,i love your blog come check out mine its called being real in a plastic world i need a professionals opinion and your skills are brilliant thx i hope u come see it

Katie said...

I love it I want one!

Ruth said...

Love this post! but who doesn't love a well-appointed doll house!

Susie said...

OH TO HAVE A DOLL HOUSE SUCH AS THAT, WOULD HAVE BEEN A DREAM COME TRUE. BEAUTIFUL. SMILES, SUSIE

the wild magnolia said...

I've always wanted a doll house.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How adorable! I greatly admire the patience it takes to make these vignettes look so real!